Richard Taylor


Richard was born in Iowa and moved to Washinton State with his family at age 16. Here he married, raised his family and stablished several successful ventures doing business in Hawaii and the Northwest.

He has traveled extensively and loves the outdoors. He enjoys winter snow skiing and teaching at Deer Valley, Utah, fly fishing, hiking, canyoneering and guiding tours to our Nations greatest wonders, our National Parks.

An absolutely awe-inspiring trip! This trip exceeded all my expectations!! Our Guide was Richard and he is absolutely phenomenal. Everyone in the group appreciated his flexibility to adapt, on the fly, so that even if it happens to rain you still experience an exciting and memorable experience. Richard is such a wealth of information of the areas we visited, the Mighty 5 plus some, and made sure to point out geological impacts on the landscape that added so much to our understanding of the landscape. He also included historical facts about the area. Richard is a passionate Hiker and Skier. He made sure to adjust hikes to match ability levels but he also encourages you so that you do have that final "high" of experiencing an epic hike. Thanks for coaching on breathing techniques while hiking!!! A stress free, relaxing and amazingly beautiful vacation. What could be better!!!!!

We had the most incredible Utah adventure because of the Mighty 5 itinerary that Utah Luxury Tours helped put together, and most importantly, because of our amazing guide Richard Taylor. Richard is such a kind, compassionate, funny, energetic person, and we could not have had a better tour guide. He was so wonderful with my husband and I, and with our four young children (ages range 6-13). Richard did a fantastic job of gauging what types of hikes would work best for our family, based on the level of activity he observed from all of us. He also gave us options along the way, which is so nice when traveling with kids and with needing to be flexible. The trip was so personalized for us, and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves the entire time. He was always so prepared, with fresh cold water in his van and backpack for our hikes, and snacks and other drinks that the kids helped pick out. And his communication skills are excellent, with sticking to the plan, but maintaining flexibility if we’re slowed down at hotels by the kids. I couldn’t recommend Richard as part of Utah Luxury Tours more!! We made such incredible memories, and we have so many gorgeous photos (that Richard helped us take, too!) to help us remember them forever! Thank you for this glorious trip! The photos included just demonstrate a little of how wonderful Richard was (especially when he carried our 6 year old though a deep section of the narrows in Zion; so sweet!).