White Pocket Tour Guests say it is as if they have entered a fantasy landscape on an alien planet. That’s just how striking the natural rock features are to behold. Our guides will show you some of the best angles for photography.
Our White Pocket Tour in extreme Northern Arizona guides you through a gnarled expanse of sandstone laid bare right at the transition between the white and reddish orange sandstone. It has twists, multi-color striations of white, yellow, red, orange, and pink, pock marks and pools that sometimes fill with water, mushroom like protrusions, strange bulges that look like brains, polygonal fracturing, and wave-like features. The processes that have given yield to these bizarre rock formations stump even expert geologists. Some think that the area was liquefied in an ancient earthquake which distorted the sandstone layers while they were still soft, before they were buried under the oceans for 100 million years and turned to stone under the enormous heat and pressure.
The White Pocket Tour guides you to one of the most photogenic places in the Vermillion Cliffs N.M., Northern Arizona, and perhaps the entire Southwest, rivaling the Wave in size, variety, and complexity.
Unique compositions are literally found every few steps in this world-class photographic wonderland. It is not uncommon for photographers to go through more than one memory card. You won’t want to leave. Make sure you bring all the gear you might need.
As a Bonus on this tour we visit the gateway to the Longest Slot Canyon in the World, the Wire Pass Slot Canyon. Capture unique Wire Pass Photography of the curves of this chasm. Connect with the ancients at the Rock Art Panel. Find out more about Wire Pass on our Wave with Wire Pass Slot Canyon Tour page.
Unlike the Wave or S. Coyote Buttes, White Pocket does not require any advance permits. Wire Pass permits are obtained AT THE TRAILHEAD for $6 cash per person. Don’t forget your wallet!
9 hrs. Adults $175, Children 15 or under $87.50.
Hiking Difficulty 1-10: 3
Uneven footing, and small elevation change make this terrain slightly difficult. The distances are short at 2.5 miles. The Wire Pass Slot Canyon has a few ledges that require agility, but we have an extendable ladder that we can bring upon request which makes it easy for anyone.
****Please do not book online if you are a single unless you have consulted us first. We have a two adult passenger minimum. It works much better if you call us or send us an email to discuss your options and what tours are running during your date window. Please see our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE #4 for more information.****