Phipps Arch is already listed in most guidebooks, but our route may require that you wear a blindfold to keep it secret. While Phipps Arch is the ultimate destination, this hike is equally about the journey to get there. Domes of red sandstone tower above Phipps Wash with awesome views over the Escalante River and adjacent mesas. Some find the climb up to the Arch from Phipps Wash to be a bit steep (even scarey) in places but it is worth it. If time allows, a side hike to a huge alcove colored in shades of pastel with water trickling over rock ledges is a destination in itself. If you are up for another steep route out of Phipps Wash, we will visit Maverick Natural Bridge (you probably won’t find this on your own, especially using a map) then work our way up to awesome views over the Escalante Canyon.
Tour Quick Info
Difficult, lots of steep climbs up ledges.
7 miles, can add more if you want.
Up to 1500’
Red Rocks, Sandstone Domes, Arch, Natural Bridge, Spring and Creek, Colorful Alcove, Big Views.
Escalante Canyons, southern Utah
Private Tour Rates:
$450 for 1-2 guests
$550 for 3 guests
$650 for 4 guests
$700 for 5 guests
Ask Keith about discounted rates for groups of more than 5 guests.