Escape Adventures offers unparalleled access to some of the most pristine and remote wilderness in the world. A perfect example of this is our Escalante mountain bike and road bike tours. Escalante National Monument is one of the largest stretches of roadless wilderness left in the West. Amidst this epic high country, we find what celebrated adventure author Zane Grey described as “a stairway to the sky”: a 7650-ft. high plateau known as the Grand Staircase.
In the summer months, from the Aquarius Plateau—North America’s highest tableland or tectonic uplift—a series of 10,000 and 11,000-ft. peaks, with extraordinary vistas even for a state known for scenery, we follow primitive trails dotted by hidden lakes and streams. Large herds of elk crisscross the trail, while 13 types of raptors nest above. We admire canyon walls inscribed with Native American petroglyphs and pictographs and then relish in the cool, pure water cascading from 146-ft. high Calf Creek Falls.
From the high alpine terrain of the Aquarius Plateau, to the deep canyons of the Escalante River, discover a fantastic array of backcountry cycling! These primitive trails reveal secret canyons and spectacular mountain vistas. Trip highlights include cycling atop the highest plateau in North America, visiting John Wesley Powell’s favorite lookout point, cycling across Hell’s Backbone and the exciting Gap Mountain Trail.
For skilled riders who match go-deep endurance with long-in-the-saddle experience, Escalante Mountain Singletrack is nothing less than a superb, multifaceted trip. Conversely, the Escalante Intro Tour provides all the same enormous vistas, though set on far less challenging dirt roads mixed with doubletracks.
You can now access the beauty of Escalante, through Escape Adventures, regardless of your experience level. From our intro bike tour, to our singletrack excursion, this location is the perfect option for family trips, group outings, and memorable scenic views.