About Us

St. George Touring Company

How It All Started

Believe it or not, the seed of the St George Tour Company was planted in the Bronx, New York! That is where my 7th-grade history teacher shared a slide show of his family’s summer cross-country vacation. Once I saw the wide open spaces of the west, the clear blue skies, and most memorably, the stunning red rock canyons and imposing mesas, I knew my life’s goal was to live among it all. It was a long journey. One that took me from the Bronx to Buffalo, NY, Miami, and Los Angeles before I discovered and managed to set domicile here in St George.

My career was just as varied – public school teacher, cross-country teen tour leader, lawyer, art gallery owner, and international art producer. But, through it all, my heart always longed for travel, especially as a tour guide. While other kids in school wanted to be pilots and policemen, I wanted to be a concierge! While my peers in law school were studying corporate law, I was designing marketing materials for tours to Africa. And while spending a year in China, it was not usual for me to assist the hotel staff by helping my fellow English-speaking guests with what to do and see in Beijing, Shanghai, or Hong Kong.

Having grown up in an extended family that owned some of the most popular restaurants in the New York Metropolitan area and spending summers working in many of them, I knew that combining light outdoor experiences with elevated local culinary offerings would be a home run and, more importantly, an all around labor of love for me!

Kim Blackman

Kim Blackman | Founder

 

Adventure out into Southern Utah

Light Hikes

Stunning Sites

Gourmet Bites

Tour Van

Our Magic Carpet

Our ‘magic Carpet” is a brand new Kia Carnival MPV, Prestige. It boasts:

7 comfortable leather seats - 5 of which are individual seats

Sunshades and UBS ports for rear passengers

Rear climate control with individual air outlets

A speaker system so you can hear the tour leader wherever you sit

low floor for easy entry and exit

Tinted glass

Remote interior pre-heating and cooling

Much more to make you as comfortable as possible

What Our Clients Say About Us

By Howard

While touring the big 5 we had the good fortune to also visit St. George where we met Kim Blackman of St. George Tour Company. Kim’s touring knowledge and affable personality quickly became a highlight of our hiking experiences. Kim showed us the ins and outs of the slot canyons to the Chuckwalla Trail to the local performing arts center. Next trip we’ll start our hikes with Kim to see even more of St. George’s hidden gems.

By Don

Having just completed a tour vacation of Zion, Bryce, Moab, the Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef, we were pleasantly surprised to discover the majestic beauty of hiking through the scenic red rocks that St. George has to offer. Thanks to Kim Blackman’s knowledge and pleasant demeanor, The St. George Tour Company made this a truly memorable experience. We highly recommend for anyone to take advantage of the best kept sightseeing secret in all of Utah!

By Joyce

My trip to St George was amazing. I got to experience so many different things in an intimate setting. Kim is so knowledgeable and I enjoyed my time with him immensely.

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Kim Blackman

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