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10575 Discovery Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Central Utah has one of the largest stretches of true backcountry left in the nation. This area remained uncharted until the mid-1800s and still harbors many natural treasures yet to be discovered. From the alpine heights of Dixie National Forest to the slickrock canyons of Escalante National Monument, central Utah is a quiet paradise reserved for the few willing to venture this far.
Our cycling tour goes eastward through contrasting desert scenery and high alpine forests along Utah Highway 12 (among Americas most scenic highways) to Capitol Reef National Park. Named for the white sandstone dome that bears a striking resemblance to our nation’s capitol building, this national park protects an immense uplift know as the Waterpocket Fold. Long winding roads cut through a maze of canyons and an assembly of arches and monoliths make it seem as if this natural uplift was custom-made just for cyclists! Between rides, we relax in the quaint hamlets of Boulder and Escalante. Remote and sparsely populated, this Escalante and Capitol Reef road bike tour is for anyone looking for un-crowded roads and a backcountry experience.
Day 1-2: Meet in St. George. Shuttle to Ruby’s Inn at Bryce Canyon for evening ride and dinner. Enjoy the next day riding the historic and scenic Highway 12 Scenic Byway to Escalante.
Day 3-4: Ride from Escalante to Boulder Utah via The Hogback and Escalante’s Calf Creek Falls. Ride a portion of the Burr Trail to Deer Creek and Long Canyon. Climb high into the Boulder Mountains with extended views into the Henry Mountains. Descend to Torrey Utah – gateway to Capitol Reef National Park.
Day 5-6: Ride a fun and relaxing descent into Capitol Reef National Park and enjoy a cascading waterfall on the Fremont River. Pick seasonal apricots in the Parks orchard. The final day takes up to beautiful Fish Lake. Situated 8,800 feet up in the heavily forested Fishlake Mountains, the lake makes for a great lunch site and benediction to our adventure. Shuttle back to St. George.
3800 South, US-89
Panguitch, UT 84759
Spectacular sights, a charming old town area and exhilarating recreational activities can all be found at this Quality Inn. The Quality Inn offers charming guest rooms and deluxe suites. Many modern amenities include an onsite restaurant, free Wi-Fi, tour planning and business center in this resort.
“The location was convenient. There was plenty of room for breakfast and the breakfast was tasty. Our room was comfortable and we had quiet surroundings, which we appreciated after a busy day of hiking!”
310 W Main St
Escalante, UT 84726
Escalante Outfitters is located in the heart of the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument, at the base of Boulder Mountain. Log cabins sleep two people in either a queen or bunk bed and provide a comfortable place to rest your head after a day of exploring the rugged canyon country. Each cabin has fresh clean sheets and blankets, towels, soap, power, heat/air-conditioning, and a reading lamp. There is a bath house centrally located for all lodging guests to use. Linens and towels are replaced in the cabins daily.
“Cabins were big enough while being cozy. Everything you needed was provided, so it’s nothing like camping — towels, soap, sheets, pillows, electricity. Staff were positive, helpful, and chatty. Proximity to restaurant and store with late hours was nice. Grounds are well manicured: path lighting, picnic tables, etc.”
Boulder, UT 84716
In the middle of Utah’s red rock canyon country sits Boulder Mountain Lodge, an unexpected oasis of tranquility and comfort. This nationally recognized luxury lodge provides everything for a fabulous getaway: spacious rooms, intimate ambiance, unparalleled views, fine dining, and an impressive array of opportunities, services, and amenities. Beautiful rooms have decks or patios with fabulous views, and a wide variety of amenities including robes, satellite television, DVD players, coffee and tea service, refrigerators, and an assortment of Aveda personal products to make you feel truly pampered.
“This is an incredible find–it’s serene, scenic and exactly what you need as an antidote to urban living. We were only able to get one night but would have loved to have stayed longer. We learned that the Lodge fills up very quickly, so we’ll be booking our room well in advance next time. Hell’s Backbone Grill — well what can I say? The mojitos were fabulous and I was able to order a vegan meal that was absolutely delicious. We’ll definitely be back for the hot tub!”
– Sandra H.
12 W Main St
Torrey, UT 84775
Austin’s Chuckwagon Motel in Torrey Utah offers a swimming pool with hot tub, General Store and deli – all just minutes from the entrance to Capitol Reef National Park. Torrey is a wonderful green oasis in the beautiful Southern Utah desert. The Chuckwagon Motel has clean and spacious rooms, each offering a glimpse of Boulder Mountain. These rooms feature 2 queen beds, individual heat and air conditioning, refrigerators, microwave, direct-dial telephones, flat-screen satellite HDTV with 150 channels + HBO. Complimentary coffee, tea or hot chocolate is offered in the store in the mornings.
“When we initially went to book our accommodation in the area we thought we were going to have to lower our standards and ‘suck it up’ for the night. HOW WRONG WE WERE. Awesome people, great lodging and ultra clean. Right next door to a great grocery store with loads of greasy options. This place was an absolute find.”
– Bronwen S.
While every Escape Adventure trip is designed to appeal to active adventure seekers, and in many cases, particular skill levels, there is always a different idea of what that exactly means. That is why we have designed the chart below to help make sure you join the proper tour. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companions’ may differ as well. We present a range of mileage options on each tour as well as provide support vehicles as much as possible. That way you can take a break and do as little or as much as you would like each day.
|Miles||Feet Gain||Miles||Feet Gain||Miles||Feet Gain|
|Day 1||Road Biking||Moderate: 19 Miles||1365 Ft. Gain||Seasoned: 37 Miles||4100 Ft. Gain|
|Day 2||Road Biking||Moderate: 49 Miles||2397 Ft. Gain|
|Day 3||Road Biking||Moderate: 28 Miles||2878 Ft. Gain||Seasoned: 46 Miles||4990 Ft. Gain|
|Day 4||Road Biking||Moderate: 26 Miles||1758 Ft. Gain||Seasoned: 37 Miles||4500 Ft. Gain|
|Day 5||Road Biking||Easy: 19 Miles||1000 Ft. Gain||Moderate: 37 Miles||2010 Ft. Gain|
|Day 6||Road Biking||Moderate: 35 Miles||2995 Ft. Gain|
Find out more about Choosing a Tour.
All internal land expenses and services are covered in the cost of your tour. This means from the time we pick you up at our meeting point, until we drop you back off to head home, all transportation, food preparation, meals (except where noted on itineraries), snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, group supplies and community gear (portable chairs, large awnings, coolers, utensils, etc.) are included. Backcountry permits, licenses, park fees, reservations, and accommodations (lodging) are also included, along with at least two professionally trained trip leaders, a mobile first aid and mechanic station, spare bikes, and a support vehicle(s). Trip price does not include airfare, lodging prior to trip start or bicycle rental and/or camping gear (if on a camping tour) unless otherwise noted on itinerary or website.
Make your trip as comfortable as possible on the body, as simple as possible for traveling, and hassle free on tour. On every road bike tour, we will fit you with the newest, highest quality gear in the industry. Escape Adventures provides only high-end bicycles from Specialized. We replace our rental fleet each season to ensure all our bikes meet our high standards. All of our bikes are equipped with carbon fiber frames and disc brakes designed for a smooth, comfortable ride. For those who are touring with a companion who may not be as fit or need a little help up the hills, we now have ebikes (electric pedal assist) available on select tours.
All of our road bike trips include a Garmin GPS device to help you navigate through each day safely and smoothly. You’ll know how far, fast, and high you’ve ridden on the flats or climbs or on your way through each day. Includes navigation with turn prompts that will even show you how to get back to start. Simply turn it on and start riding. No paper maps needed!
When you are on the road in the daytime, it is important to us to make sure you are seen from all directions. We offer the best daytime lighting by our partner NiteRider. Each road bike is equipped with a LUMINA MICRO 650 AND SABRE 80 COMBO with a Lumen Output: 650 and Run Time: 1:30 – 20:00 hrs.
Specialized has perfected the road bike. Ride confidently and comfortably for longer distances on any of our trips around the world. All of our bikes are equipped with the latest components and our 2019 models include disc brakes.
Specialized hybrid bikes are the most comfortable bikes available. Our most popular bike for multi-sport and moderate road bike tours is the proven Sirrus. This bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. This bike sits upright, is equipped with a very comfortable seat, and the gearing has a wide range of speeds.
For over 25 years, the hallmark of an Escape Adventures tour is personalized, hands-on service. Before, during, and after each trip. We are a company of honesty and integrity and we stand behind our product 100%. From the moment you learn of our trips, to the time you return home and start planning your next trip, we are here to bring you the best possible experience. From our Guaranteed Trip Departure Confirmation Policy, making sure your trip is never cancelled*, to our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Policy, backing the unrivaled consistent quality of all our tours, our commitment to you is never compromised. * Scheduled Domestic trips only.
Our environmental commitment is second to none. We run our tours the same way we run our company, with an eye on the triple bottom line: People, Profit & Planet. At Escape Adventures, we elected to pursue a more comprehensive approach to actually reduce our carbon footprint, rather than just offset it. We overhauled our entire operation — from our vehicles, to our buildings, to our procedures — to become an outdoor industry leader in the charge to help our people and our planet.
Leading tours naturally followed from our passion of exploring our favorite places with our friends. Our support staff includes our reservation team who is there to answer your questions about the tours, our service team who prepares your bike and gear for the tour, and our guide team – the ones who take you into the great outdoors. The highest level of responsibility, good nature, integrity, and dedication are standard traits of all those who work at Escape Adventures. We our proud of it and we think you should know it.
Having custom-made vehicles allows us to take you to places few other outfitters can, or will go. Every Escape Adventures tour is accompanied by at least one support vehicle, trailer, and in some cases a second and third transfer van. After purchase, we custom engineer our trucks, vans, and trailers by our on-staff mechanic to meet the unique needs of different tours. For example, certain vehicles are specifically designed for the Canyonlands region of Utah, while others are designed for The Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. Each of our Trip Leaders is required to be trained in safe vehicle operation, 4X4 driving, and basic maintenance. Our experienced Trip Leaders make it look easy, transporting you and up to 12 guests, along with their bikes, fresh food, gear and plenty of drinking water to any location.
Make your trip as comfortable as possible on the body, as simple as possible for traveling, and hassle-free on tour. By choosing to rent a bike from us, we will fit you with the newest, highest quality gear in the industry. Escape Adventures provides only high-end bicycles from Specialized. We replace our rental fleet each season to ensure all our rentals meet our high standards. All of our bikes are equipped carbon fiber frames and disc brakes designed for a smooth, comfortable ride. For those who are touring with a companion who may not be as fit or need a little help up the hills, we now have ebikes (electric pedal assist) available on select tours.
Our food isn’t just good, it’s good for you.
Food represents a big part of the Escape Adventures experience. On our inn tours most dinners and breakfasts unfold at local favorite restaurants. We also have energy snacks aboard our support vehicles. Don’t be surprised if your guides purchase fresh fruits and healthy snacks throughout the day while you’re enjoying a ride. They may just show up on the trail with a local treat! An increasing number of our guests are vegans or vegetarians, whom we not only accommodate but also pleasantly surprise. Should you possess special diet requirements and/or limitations, just let us know at sign-up. We’ll work with you to meet those critical needs.
The idea of taking your friends or family somewhere cool and amazing is actually pretty easy. Tell us what you’re thinking. We’ll make it happen.
Any trip in this catalog, any specific time frame, any group size, we can custom-fit if not comfortably accommodate. A Custom and Private Escape Adventures trip affords the ultimate bonding, or team-building experience for:
To shape a Custom or Private Trip, we begin a dialogue: first, to develop a group specific itinerary, tailored to respective abilities and preferred tempo. Next we schedule, bookmarking and working in your optimum or ideal getaway dates. Size-wise, we can build a multi-day trip for as few as two people, scaled up to as many as 30 plus. Contact us today to start the custom trip building process.
All Private Escape Adventures Trips are priced in the structured method below. Some Custom tours are priced differently if they vary from the Classic Escape Adventures itinerary and price. In this situation we will provide your group with a custom itinerary and price.
* Pricing, availability and guest minimums are all subject to change at any time. Certain dates have a minimum number of guests required, please contact us for details.
Since 1992, we at Escape Adventures have been blessed to shape and lead adventure travel vacations through some of the most awe-inspiring natural destinations in the world. Each successive season, our passion for adventure grows through memorable moments with our guests. Fresh air, faith, fitness and friends are the building blocks for our ventures, the treasured experiences that keep us moving forward. For those of you who have trekked and traveled with us over the past quarter century, Heather and I express our sincerest gratitude. The memories are priceless.
For those who have yet to tour with us, we appreciate the opportunity to introduce you to our family-run company and guiding principles of sustainability and adventure. Our portfolio specializes in Western North America and is rapidly growing internationally. Building on over 100 destinations, we cater to the full spectrum of active traveler, respective to fitness level and activity type. From road cyclist to mountain biker to electric biker, hiker, and multi-sport enthusiast, and from first-timer to friends and family groups of all ability levels, on behalf of our Escape Adventures family, we look forward to many new and exciting adventures with you.
With much gratitude, and happy trails,
Jared and Heather Fisher
Founders and Owner-Operators