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Canyoneering 3: Loop Hikes in Utah’s Escalante Paperback – October 22, 1997


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Product Details

  • Series: Canyoneering (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 342 pages
  • Publisher: University of Utah Press; 1st Edition edition (October 22, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0874805457
  • ISBN-13: 978-0874805451
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,886 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Steve Allen describes the Escalante National Monument as "a twisted, complex web of sandstone; a jigsaw puzzle of canyons, draws, gorges and washes." His guide, Canyoneering 3, is the latest installment in a series that helps debunk myths of desert hiking being little more than strolling over flat, sandy landscapes. Allen walks the reader through 23 hikes with necessarily wordy descriptions, proving that Escalante is as complicated as it is picturesque. The author is regarded as a legend among canyoneers; you couldn't find a better tour guide to steer you through. --Ben Tiffany

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“A good source of information on canyoneering in the Escalante region. Allen’s passion for protecting the environment and exploring the land is evident in his writing.”—Utah Archaeology


“Entertaining…invigorating.”—Deseret News


“Can save many hours of time and exasperating search.”— The Denver Westerners Roundup

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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 13, 1998
Format: Paperback
I have hiked the Escalante country several times, but, of course, nothing like Allen did in researching the terrain for this outstanding book. This guide is soooo much better than any of the Kelsey series that a comparison is inappropriate. If you plan to hike in the Escalante country, Allen's book will return the purchase price in the gas you save by using his road mileage/trailhead guides. This is only a start, Allen provides excellent historical, conservation, and geological information. His hike descriptions contain essential information about time required (and, these are reasonable estimates, unlike the grand-standing machoism of Kelsey), skill level required, and important details to keep you on-route. And, Allen lives in the area, something few hiking guide authors can report. His knowledge of the desert canyon country has been well-demonstrated in his previous guides about the San Rafael. And, he displays excellent ethics in his discussions about low-impact camping and how you can get involved in saving this gem of amazing space, tight canyons, your public land. This is a wonderful work-horse book, for the pragmatic explorer. Sorry, it only qualifies as a "coffee table" book if you are a true adventurer of delightful desert country. Rob Jones
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Tom Jones on March 11, 2000
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Oh My God. Having delved into this book in preparation for an upcoming week in the Escalante, I am bowled over by the breadth and depth of this phenomenal book. Amazing. This covers in fine detail backcountry travel routes in the very large and very wild Escalante area. Does not even compare to any other guide I have ever seen. There is such a depth of detail... Plus Steve's enthusiasm for the southlands exudes from the text.
This is an extraordinary book. Emphasis is on longer adventures, but there are also good day trips. Folks looking for placid strolls down well developed trails should probably look elsewhere. Not only are there few developed trails in the Escalante, but they are not described here.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Young Turk on January 2, 2005
Format: Paperback
If you have not used a Steve Allen guidebook before, they are indispensable in Canyon Country. His love of these places is evident in the care with which he writes. Steve has been hiking the Colorado Plateau for over 15 years now extensively and much of that time was spent researching this guidebook for the Escalante area. You won't find routes listed in here that were only hiked a single time, they were hiked, reworked, and double-checked many times. Canyoneering is hard core, and the routes into and out of the canyons are areas to easily get lost in. Good directions and good maps are a must. Steve's books also have lots of interesting tid bits on local and natural history. Check out Canyoneering I and II if you like this one.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Joann Lewis on August 25, 2012
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I just received this book and since Canyoneering 2 said Technical and 3 did not I expected more family and senior friendly hikes. I was able to find downloadable maps for this book and intend to carry a Laptop and printer with us on our trip so I can cut paste and print relevant parts of the maps for the hikes. Even with the cost of an inverter and ink it will still be way cheaper than buying the individual maps and then only needing a small area of the map for the individual hike. Each hike is broken into segments and some sections are more difficult so some will be there and back again hikes for us. We are interested in photographing the canyons and slots and needed easy in and out hikes. We have no problem camping on the hike and know how to tread lightly. We have been to Utah several times but only for the standard 2 week vacation in retirement we are planning six week trips so need hikes a bit more easy on the joints. I have climbed when younger and we plan to take classes and get the newer gear but will only use it to assist on steeper trails and descents in the 3 range to make sure we do not have any problems. At first glance on a couple of canyons I had researched on line the sections are a bit hard to follow and understand. He also puts extra notes in for hard core canyoneers but so far I have seen nothing aimed at identifying sections that would be family friendly. While it states for all skill levels often the easy section is a major hike from the trailhead and ropes and climbing gear are needed near the trailhead.

It would have been nice to better identify easy hikes by indenting or printing in a different font.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Fritz Zwicky on November 14, 2008
Format: Paperback
Grand Staircase - Escalante is an exceedingly beautiful area that
has basically no developed trails. This guide boock offers a wide
range of medium to challenging outings. The routes are
well chosen, the descriptions fabulously accurate, and the
characterization of the difficulties appropriate.
Reading the descriptions will wet your appetite, the detail
and accuracy of the book will keep you out of trouble and so
ensure that you can enjoy the beauty of this special place.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thomas A. Hoffner on January 17, 2013
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As Midwesterners, we really had no idea what we were getting ourselves into when we decided to do a backpacking trip in the Escalante River Canyon. This book was very helpful, to the extent that a book can be helpful. We did a back country backpack in the Grand Canyon a few years ago and this was harder.
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