Backpacking Reflection Canyon with Adventure Mamas Initiative (AMI) - AdventureTripr

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Backpacking Reflection Canyon with Adventure Mamas Initiative (AMI)

duration: 5 days

difficulty: Moderate

group size: 9

experience: Beginner


We are excited to partner with Adventure Mamas Initiative (AMI) and welcome 8 adventurous mamas to embark on an unforgettable experience in the wilderness, exploring the awe-inspiring Reflection Canyon. We will build community, explore and expand the edges of self-knowing, and deepen our relationship with this wild landscape.. For more details regarding AMI:  

Reflection Canyon stands as a coveted destination on the bucket list of landscape photographers and adventurers alike. Tucked away in the heart of Grand Staircase Escalante, this natural wonder can only be reached by foot. Here, you'll discover panoramic vistas, remote red rock landscapes, the glistening waters of Lake Powell, and an endless sky – the very essence of a classic adventure.  

However, accessing this sought-after viewpoint is no easy feat. The closest outpost of civilization is the charming town of Escalante, Utah. From there, prepare for a rugged journey spanning over fifty miles of increasingly challenging dirt roads, followed by a minimum of 15+ off-trail miles of hiking (7.5 miles each way). Yet, for intrepid adventurers undeterred by these challenges, backpacking in Reflection Canyon is akin to stepping through a portal into a different world.  


- 3 Days/2 Nights on the trail.  

- Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of Grand Staircase Escalante.  

- Revel in the enchanting night skies.  

- Benefit from experienced backpacking guides at an impressive 1:4 guide-to-guest ratio.  

Please keep in mind that we require a minimum of 7 participants to conduct this group trip. Should you book the adventure and we do not meet the minimum number of participants, rest assured that your payment will be promptly refunded.  

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Trip host

Darcey Fairchild

Darcey, a fifth generation, non-indigenous Montana Mama, spent her younger years skiing and exploring outdoor spaces where she cultivated a deep passion for nature. Early in her career, she worked as a professional ski instructor and wildland firefighter, but has since settled into her current roles as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Co-Director of Adventure Mamas Initiative. As a mother, Darcey's ongoing journey with maternal wellness has included yoga, trail-running, somatic therapy, and a relationship with plant medicines. Darcey enjoys skiing, hiking, and navigating new rivers with her family, and is deeply committed to social justice and decolonization efforts.


Day 1: Arrive to Escalante, Utah

Today, we embark on our journey! Upon arriving in Escalante, we'll check in to the hotel at 5 pm and receive a trip briefing. At 7 pm, the group will rally for our first meal together and start building connections that will become the container for our trip.  

Meals- Dinner  

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On day 1, for 1 day

We will be staying locally in Escalante in 3* accommodation, bunking with a (new) buddy. Single occupancy available for an additional fee.  



Admission fees
Guide fees
Luggage transfers
Airport transfer
Local guide
Some meals


Alcoholic beverages
Travel insurance
Personal gear

Do not forget to arrange for the requisite passport, visa and travel insurance, if you are booking an international trip.

We try our best to ensure accurate and up-to-date guide information, but in some cases this may change due to emergencies or other unforeseen guide scheduling challenges. In any case, another highly-rated, certified guide with similar experience would lead your trip and you will be kept informed of any such case.

Cancellation Policy

This trip is confirmed once 7 people have booked. If the trip is not confirmed the trip will be refunded 100%.  

Once the trip is confirmed, the following cancellation policy applies:  

- Any cancellation done 91 days prior to the departure day gets a full refund minus $400 cancellation fee  

- From day 90 until 45 you have the right to a 50% refund  

- From day 44 until the day of departure, will not receive any refund  


Adventure Together

Invite your friends and family on your adventure:


$2400 USD