Red Desert Adventure guides are safe, friendly, professional, and fun.
Please consider the following when choosing our guide service
- All trips are private. We won't group you with people that you don't know.
- We customize each trip according to fitness and ability level. We believe our ability to be flexible ensures that you get the most from your investment.
- We employ experienced local guides only. Your guide is the most important component of your trip in regards to safety, fun, and overall experience. Our guides have a minimum of 5+ years professional guiding experience.
Eric has guided professionally in the area since 2003. Eric moved from Salt Lake City to Zion in 1994 specifically to rock climb. He has established a significant number of new routes in Zion National Park. Eric has climbed many of the largest formations in Zion as well as El Capitan and Half Dome in Yosemite. He also works as an outdoor photographer, his work has been published by Patagonia, Black Diamond, Mountain Hardwear and many more. Eric lives in Hurricane Utah with his wife and 5 year old daughter. Eric Draper Photography
At a young age Jeremy loved to explore the mountains of Utah and Wyoming with his Father. In 2000 he moved to Zion. His 10 years of canyoneering and climbing in Zion lend to a wealth of solid local knowledge and experience. During the off season he can be found chasing powder in the Tetons, surfing in Central America, or climbing in Thailand. He enjoys guiding and Instructing with an emphasis on fun, safety & environmental stewardship. Jeremy has professionally guided here since 2005.
Joe French was born in Duluth MN in 1974. He first experienced climbing on the north shore of Lake Superior. Joe moved to Zion in 1996, specifically to climb, and has since climbed extensively within Zion and beyond. Mr. French is a member of the Access Fund and the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) currently pursuing his AMGA Rock Guide Certification and has received his Single Pitch certification and completed his Rock Instructor Course in 2008. Joe loves Zion and enjoys sharing it with all of his guests. Joe has guided professionally here since 2004.
Zachary Lee was born and raised among the red rocks of southern Utah. Lured by the idea of easy access to the sandstone monoliths of Zion Canyon, he moved to Springdale in 2003 and has guided professionally in the area since 2007. Zach is addicted to climbing and canyoneering and is always game for new adventures in Zion. If he is not on the rock, he is spending time with his wife and 6 month old daughter. He enjoys exploring new terrain in his running shoes or on his enduro motorcycle. Zach's enthusiasm for outdoor adventures is contagious and he loves introducing people to the less-traveled, hidden gems of the southwest landscape.
Born and raised in northern Utah, Dan started rock climbing in 1990. He worked as a wilderness therepy instructor for 5 years. Dan moved to southern Utah in 2003 and started guiding professionally in 2007. Dan is an expert rock climber and adventurer. His ability to connect with a wide range of people makes him and excellent guide. Dan is a member of the Virgin Utah Fire Department and has recently become and EMT.