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Guides & Outfitters

Guided Tours, Backcountry Adventure and more

Between rivers and forest lakes, Capitol Reef and Lake Powell, buttes that beg to be offroaded and canyons that beg to be hiked, Wayne County has no end of scenery to explore and no end of ways to play. Our guides and outfitters not only rent equipment, but are our local experts to the land, the biking and hiking, fishing and horseback riding, and we strongly encourage you to check them out!

Take a look below for a list of guides and outfitters.

 
560 West Black Hill Dr. 
Torrey 
Hunting Outfitter
435-691-0917 
Torrey 
Hunting Outfitter
435-691-0917 

Hunting Guide Service

Hunting Guide Service

453371616
Junction of Hwy 12 & 24 
Torrey 
Fishing Outfitter, Hiking Outfitter,... (2 others)
435-425-2010 
Torrey 
Fishing Outfitter, Hiking Outfitter,... (2 others)
435-425-2010 

Specializes in western apparel/gear. Offers horseback rides, fishing trips, jeep tours/rentals, ATV tours/rentals, hiking.

Specializes in western apparel/gear. Reservation desk for activities in/around Capitol Reef National Park. Offers horseback rides, fishing trips, jeep tours/rentals, ATV tours/rentals, hiking. One stop for all outdoor info & activities

453371091
PO Box 81 
Teasdale 
Fishing Outfitter, Horseback Riding Outfitter,... (2 others)
435-491-0216 
Teasdale 
Fishing Outfitter, Horseback Riding Outfitter,... (2 others)
435-491-0216 

Here you will find information about southern Utah's Capitol Reef, and its many available adventures. You can enjoy tours of the area, fishing, hunting, horseback riding and more. Outfitter, Booking Agent

Here you will find information about southern Utah's Capitol Reef, and its many available adventures. You can enjoy tours of the area, fishing, hunting, horseback riding and more. Outfitter, Booking Agent

453371599
1050 West Highway 24 
Torrey 
Offroad Outfitter
435-425-3500 
Torrey 
Offroad Outfitter
435-425-3500 

Specializing in self guided tours of Cathedral Valley.

Located at Thousand Lakes RV Park. Specializing in self guided tours of Cathedral Valley.

453371144
PO Box 186 
Bicknell 
Fishing Outfitter, Hunting Outfitter
435.491.0242 
Bicknell 
Fishing Outfitter, Hunting Outfitter
435.491.0242 

We can offer you a true Southern Utah guided fly fishing or hunting adventure. Each of our experienced guides has a passion for the outdoors in southern Utah and the skills you should expect.

You can anticipate a guide that will know the mountains and waters like the back of their hand whether you are fly fishing,waterfowl, or upland bird hunting or stalking elk and deer or bison . It is our opinion that when you pay for a guided trip, then you are the boss. Our guides will try to meet your expectations for the day by teaching with patience and working hard to make the best of conditions and the abilities of their clients. Each of our guides has been trained extensively in the field and on the water through years of practice which has been passed down through generations. They have also received formal training as fly casting and shooting instructors. Rest assured that these guides are CPR & First Aid Certified at a minimum and are backcountry savy as well.

453371312
1006 E Hwy 72 
Fremont 
Fishing Outfitter
435-836-2135 
Fremont 
Fishing Outfitter
435-836-2135 
453371129
90 East Main 
Torrey  
Activity Tour Companies, Camping Outfitters,... (3 others)
435-425-3519 
Torrey  
Activity Tour Companies, Camping Outfitters,... (3 others)
435-425-3519 

Longest operating outfitter in Wayne County--since 1975! A legacy of top-notch service on daily and multi-day backcountry tours. Guided horseback, hiking and 4x4 vehicle tours Photography, wildlife, rockart, history and more by 4x4 vehicle, horseback or hiking.

 

Outfitting small-group, guided adventures since 1975.  Specializing in backcountry horseback, vehicle and hiking holidays . 

 

 

Hondoo outfits a full schedule of multi-day horseback riding adventures featuring camping or inn lodging. We also arrange custom day or multi-day backcountry trips which afford you the opportunity to travel by vehicle, horse, raft, or/and foot.  For more information visit our Trail Adventures page.

Hondoo takes great pride in our tradition of providing personalized service for those interested in exploring the backcountry of the Colorado Plateau. Whether your desire is solitude or group activity let us customize an itinerary for you, your family or group. Travel by foot, horse and/or vehicle; stay at inns, a basecamp, or move camp by pack horses or 4X4.

 

Find us one block East of the Chuckwagon General Store and across from the Mormon Church.  Come Visit!

453371137

Navajo Trails 

1880 S. 1500 East 
Bicknell 
Hiking Outfitter
435-425-3469 
Bicknell 
Hiking Outfitter
435-425-3469 
453371127
975 East Hwy 72 
Fremont 
Fishing Outfitter
435-836-2372 
Fremont 
Fishing Outfitter
435-836-2372 
453371130
135 E. Main Street 
Torrey 
Fishing Outfitter, Hiking Outfitter,... (2 others)
435-425-3669 
Torrey 
Fishing Outfitter, Hiking Outfitter,... (2 others)
435-425-3669 

Full service store offers ATV rentals, fly fishing & hunting trips on public and private waters, hiking trips, outdoor gear and apparel.

Full service store offers ATV rentals, fly fishing & hunting trips on public and private waters, hiking trips, outdoor gear and apparel.

453371081
 
 
Camping Outfitters, Climbing Outfitter,... (1 others)
 
 
Camping Outfitters, Climbing Outfitter,... (1 others)
 

Custom Adventures - Real Wilderness - Capitol Reef & Beyond

How We Roll
We help friends and guests into the wilderness, not ‘clients’. We’re your accomplices and mentors, there to interpret the human and natural history you wouldn’t otherwise hear of, point out cool places you might otherwise miss, teach the scrambling, navigation and rope techniques you need, arrange complex logistics to save you time, share our enthusiasm for this magnificent landscape, and keep you safe in its committing terrain.

Our philosophy is that outdoor expertise is mostly about experience in a given environment. Everybody, no matter their fitness or skill level, can benefit from our local knowledge of conditions, destinations, navigation difficulties, and water sources.

453371567
 
Torrey 
Activity Tour Companies, Camping Outfitters,... (4 others)
+01-435-425-3339 
Torrey 
Activity Tour Companies, Camping Outfitters,... (4 others)
+01-435-425-3339 

Custom Adventures, Real Wilderness, Capitol Reef and Beyond!

Our passion here at Redrock is leading guests into real wilderness. Not manicured front-country. Not crowded trails. Not places a thousand guidebooks have gone before. We specialize in custom hiking, backpacking, canyoneering, photo tours, and base camping – at reasonable prices. We regularly run scheduled clinics and weeklong group tours, but we’re mostly about small-group backcountry adventure, and all about your experience, not our volume business plan.

We operate across the wildest, most scenic 2.4 million acres in all of southern Utah, a varied landscape that encompasses the sandstone labyrinth of the Dirty Devil River and Robber’s Roost Wilderness, the austere Caineville Badlands, the massive Henry Mountains, and 241,904-acre Capitol Reef National Park, the most magnificent – and least-visited – among all southern Utah Parks and Monuments.

We can take you safely on off-the-beaten path excursions – at any level of challenge from relaxed to ambitious – because we’ve been wilderness travelers for 45 years, wilderness professionals for 30, and spent three decades exploring this matchless landscape.  At your request, we can provide advice or informal clinics on local flora and fauna, history, archaeology, geology, navigation, rope work, and photography or videography. Enjoyment, instruction, and safety are our biggest priorities, and experience is our biggest difference.  Scroll down for testimonials.

Who We Are


Steve Howe (59), founder and lead guide
Steve has been backpacking, climbing, kayaking, skiing and trail running for 45 years. He began planning and taking his own trips into mountain and desert environments at age 14. In the many years since, Steve has skied off 22,000-foot Andean summits, filmed on Denali for National Geographic, spent 60 days solo on Alaska’s North Slope, and undertaken dozens of month-long, deep-wilderness assignments as a Field Editor for Backpacker Magazine.

In 1990, after traveling professionally from Iceland to New Zealand and Alaska to Africa, Howe settled in Torrey, just outside Capitol Reef National Park, on the western boundary of 25 million acres of southern Utah wilderness. “Capitol Reef and Dirty Devil country are the reasons I’m here,” he says. “This is one of the finest wilderness expanses left on earth, and very few people truly see it.”

 

Jennifer Howe (53), guide, manager, hospitality specialist
Jennifer (also known as “Betty”) is an accomplished backpacker, hiker, photographer and horsewoman who has explored caves in Carlsbad, trekked 26 days through Montana and Wyoming’s remote Absaroka Mountains, and faced down bears in Alaska. In addition to leading photo tours, day hikes, and week-long Zion and Bryce trips, Jen is a Registered Nurse and former Torrey town councilwoman.

With her network of local contacts, Jen can easily arrange special catering for your group, or coordinate side trips to augment your time in the Capitol Reef area. She often accompanies our mixed groups “so the boys can’t run off with the agenda.” If you beg nicely, she might cook you the justly renowned breakfast special,  Utah Betty’s Caramel French Toast ™.

When not guiding day hikes and photo tours, Jen monitors our satellite beacon communications for safety, shuttle, and resupply purposes. She also manages the half-acre wildlife preserve and petting zoo that is our backyard. When Steve is in the woods, she can be reached directly at 435-425-3330 / jen@redrockadventureguides.com.

How We Roll
We help friends and guests into the wilderness, not ‘clients’. We’re your accomplices and mentors, there to interpret the human and natural history you wouldn’t otherwise hear of, point out cool places you might otherwise miss, teach the scrambling, navigation and rope techniques you need, arrange complex logistics to save you time, share our enthusiasm for this magnificent landscape, and keep you safe in its committing terrain.

Our philosophy is that outdoor expertise is mostly about experience in a given environment. Everybody, no matter their fitness or skill level, can benefit from our local knowledge of conditions, destinations, navigation difficulties, and water sources.

We get off on seeing people’s eyes widened, and their lives changed, by one of the most beautiful places on this planet.

 

TESTIMONIALS
And check out our reviews on TripAdvisor.com !

“Enough can never be said of the outstanding hospitality…I also feel like each time I go on a trip with Steve I should get college credit – the dude is a walking encyclopedia of backcountry knowledge and experience.”

Pete R.
Winston-Salem, N.C.
peterhikes.blogspot.com

………………

“One of the best parts of my work is organizing and hosting outdoor adventure and gear testing trips for journalists and manufacturers. I’ve had the opportunity to explore some amazing places, but the most memorable trip I ever hosted was led by Steve Howe, into the heart of the Capitol Reef National Park. It was the result of dozens of exploratory hikes he had done over the years, a point-to-point journey that linked seven canyons over four days. The entire time I had the feeling I was passing over ridges and through slot canyons where no human had ever gone. Steve is an amazing leader with a lifetime of knowledge under his cap, and I hope to join him again on another desert adventure.”

Paige Boucher,
Steamboat Springs, CO
Owner, InsideOutPR

…………….

“Steve Howe knows the biology and geology of Capitol Reef National Park inside and out. He can take you safely on spectacular scrambles and beautiful slot canyons rarely seen by anyone but himself – and you. A great wilderness experience.”

Penny B., M.D.
Boise, Idaho
……………….

“Steve led us on a couple of off-trail day hikes and technical slot canyon descents that were beautiful, safe, and really, really fun – even for our 7- and 9-year-olds.”

Mike Lanza
Backpacker Field Editor
TheBigOutside.com
Author, Before They’re Gone

………………

“It was tough to get back to “real life”…you can’t beat time on the trail, and I can’t thank you enough for introducing us to your beautiful backyard. Capitol Reef is a special place. We were all blown away by the terrain.”

Andy D.
Madison, WI
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Where We’re Based

We’re located in Torrey, Utah, a half mile from the intersection of two Scenic Byways, Utah Highways 12 and 24 , and four miles from Capitol Reef National Park. Torrey sits on a broad saddle between the forested 11,000-foot plateaus of Boulder and Thousand Lakes Mountains – right on the edge of 25 million acres of designated and de facto wilderness.

Torrey is a scenic hamlet of 200 people set around a tree-lined Main Street. It sports 16 motels, RV parks or cabin complexes, 10 excellent restaurants (4 with full liquor license), and a quiet vibe that is refreshingly different from the average national park gateway. At 6,850 feet in altitude, nights here are cool, while summer days are warm, but not boiling.

Our home office, aka Rancho Elvis, is located at 241 East 100 North, only two blocks from downtown restaurants and shops, and less than a mile from area motels.

Airports > Torrey.  Distances and driving times:
[] Salt Lake City, Utah: 210 miles, 3.5-4 hours.
[] Grand Junction, Colorado: 210 miles, 3 hours (most scenic route).
[] Las Vegas, Nevada: 356 miles; 5.75 hours.
[] Los Angeles, California: 630 miles, 10.25 hours.

453371553
1200 W 300 South 
Loa 
Fishing Outfitter, Hunting Outfitter
435-836-2486 
Loa 
Fishing Outfitter, Hunting Outfitter
435-836-2486 
453371133

Ted Winder - Tour Guide Service

PO Box 750373 
Torrey 
Sightseeing Tours
435-425-3950 
Torrey 
Sightseeing Tours
435-425-3950 
453371138
296 W 300 South 
Loa 
Fishing Outfitter
435-616-2319 
Loa 
Fishing Outfitter
435-616-2319 

A small local guide service that covers Boulder, Thousand Lake, Monroe Mountains, Fremont River, Fish Lake and more.

A small local guide service that covers Boulder, Thousand Lake, Monroe Mountains, Fremont River, Fish Lake and more. Full days, Half days. 2 to 3 hour sneak aways. Lunch provided and all equipment if needed. Experience beautiful quiet fly fishing.

453371134
1050 W. Hwy 24 
Torrey 
Offroad Outfitter
800-355-8995 
Torrey 
Offroad Outfitter
800-355-8995 

Jeep/ 4wheel drive rentals.

Jeep/ 4wheel drive rentals. $75/day rental includes 150 free miles. Discounts given for multi-day rental.

453371093

Utah Guides and Outfitters

Capitol Reef Area 
Capitol Reef Area 
Hiking Outfitter, Offroad Outfitter,... (2 others)
 
Capitol Reef Area 
Hiking Outfitter, Offroad Outfitter,... (2 others)
 
453371141

Wandering Star 

1150 W Hwy 24  
Torrey  
Sightseeing Tours
435-425-2101 
Torrey  
Sightseeing Tours
435-425-2101 
453371139