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Amazing Teepees & Wire Pass

Fully guided tour

Photography paradise

12+ miles of strenuous hiking

Amazing geology

Single Travelers & Private Tours

We can always accommodate single travelers via private tours.  Often times, we are also able to combine a single traveler with other scheduled parties; please give us a call at 435-644-5506 to discuss the latter option.

Private Tours are available to be booked online.

We go out of our way to open the wonders of the West to EVERYONE.

We are permitted, licensed, and insured.

Dreamland Safari Tours holds Special Use Permits from the Grand Staircase Escalante National MonumentGrand Canyon National Park, the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument/Paria WildernessKanab Bureau of Land Management and Arizona Strip Bureau of Land Management.

Don’t see your preferred departure date or time available via online booking? Give us a call. 

For sunset or sunrise at our more remote locations, we recommend a scheduled or custom overnight or multi-day tour – and we are happy to work with you to develop an itinerary that meets your needs.

All listed tour durations and pickup times are approximate. Please allow 10-20 minutes of pickup time flexibility for unforeseen circumstances and varying pickup logistics. Water and snacks are provided on all tours. A lunch meal is included on all tours of 6+ hours. Vegetarian option available.

We reserve the right to fill all empty seats on non-private tours. Cancellation / Reschedule / Weather policy applies.

Please familiarize yourself with our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS  before contacting us.

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To contact us with other specific questions or begin Making Reservations click the “Book Now” Button on each tour page or click Contact Us for info on how to give us a call or shoot us an email.

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Our Amazing Teepees Tour is one of a kind. Close to the famous Wave in North Coyote Buttes yet outside the permit area, the Teepees are spectacular yet rarely visited. We at Dreamland Safari Tours are one of very few guide services who take guests on this remote, wild hike into incredible terrain.  Wire Pass is also en route and an easy add-on to this full-day, strenuous hike. 

Price

Adult $219

Private Tour Upgrade Available?

Yes

Tour Length

10 Hours

Departure Times

8am

Difficulty (1-10)

9

Recommended abilities

Recommended only for experienced, fit hikers. Expect 12 miles of rough terrain and off-trail hiking with 1000ft+ of vertical gain.
No special permit is required for this tour.

Location

Kanab, UT

Attractions

North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon Wilderness, South Coyote Buttes, Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Wire Pass Slot Canyon

Special Interests

Geology, Photography

These FAQs are specific to this tour. If you would like to view our general FAQs CLICK HERE.

1. How much hiking will I have to do to get to the Teepees?
The Teepees are among the most difficult hiking day tours that we offer.  To get to the North Teepees, which we consider the crown jewel of this tour, you will cover a minimum of 11-12 miles roundtrip; while there aren’t many big hills on the hike, there is a lot of varied terrain with small but steep ups and downs which easily add up to ~1000ft of vertical ascent if not more.  The Teepees Tour is an incredible outing but only recommended for experienced, fit hikers with a penchant for physical adventure.  Good footwear and a daypack to carry 3 liters of water are a must; trekking poles are recommended. 

2. How much time is spent driving vs. hiking on this tour? 
The Teepees Tour is a 10-hour tour and the drive to the trailhead takes about an hour one-way, so you can expect to spend 7-8 hours hiking, exploring, and eating lunch in the field. 

3. How do the Teepees compare to the Wave?
The Teepees are shaped from the same 190-million-year-old Navajo Sandstone formation as the Wave, and the two spots are only a mile or two apart as the crow flies.  The colors, striations, and formations of the Teepees rival those at the Wave, there just isn’t yet an ultimate “famous” photograph from the Teepees – and not because the Teepees aren’t photogenic.  Did you know that the Wave was well known to locals but wasn’t “discovered” more broadly as a popular visitor destination until the mid-90s? We think that the Teepees are a lot like the Wave, pre-discovery. 

4. I am staying in Page. Where can we meet?
We offer pick-up service to any hotel or vacation rental in Kanab, Utah, but we do not pick up in Page, Arizona. If you are staying in Page, we can arrange a meeting point halfway between Page and Kanab. Normally, this meeting point is at the intersection of Highway 89 and House Rock Valley Road, which is about 45 minutes west of Page, and is right on the way to the Teepees. Occasionally, we have to change this meeting point when the north end of House Rock Valley is too muddy to be passable.

If you book a 9 a.m. tour, that is the time the tour departs Kanab, Utah. We would leave at 9 a.m. and meet you at 9:45 a.m. at House Rock Valley. Keep in mind that Page is in Arizona, which does not observe daylight savings time. So from spring through fall, the time in Arizona is one hour earlier than in Utah, where our company operates. So if our tour left Kanab at 9 a.m. (Utah time) and met you at 9:45 a.m. (Utah time), this would be 8:45 a.m. Arizona time during daylight savings time, which starts sometime in early March and usually runs to the end of October.

5. Is there a bathroom at the Teepees?
There is a pit toilet at the trailhead, but there are no facilities of any kind on the hike. You may duck behind a tree or bush for privacy whenever necessary. Bury all solid waste. Guides carry toilet paper, hand wipes and plastic bags in each truck. Do not leave any trash on the ground. Paper must be bagged up and can be discreetly discarded into the trash bag at the truck.

6. Do you offer sunrise or sunset tours at the Teepees?
Golden hour at the Teepees is spectacular, but it is not for the faint of heart – due to the remoteness of the Teepees, catching golden hour requires either a difficult four mile off-trail hike in the dark, or an overnight at the Teepees.  We love desert adventure as much as we love photography, and we have the expertise and gear to make this unforgettable desert adventure happen. Call us at (435) 644-5506 to discuss custom options.
You may also want to consider our regularly scheduled White Pocket overnight trips that allow for sunrise, sunset and even night photography in an equally beautiful area .

7. Are drones allowed on this tour?
The Teepees are in a designated Wilderness Area so drones are not permitted on this tour. 

To read more FAQs that are common to all of our tours, visit our FAQs page.

Guest Experiences with Dreamland Safari

Steve was an awesome guide and we had a great time hiking White Pocket (Vermillion Cliffs) with him. He customized our hike and planned a great route for us. Since we liked birds he stopped at the California Condor viewing area for us. We got to see 900 year old drawings and then amazing views of the white pocket are from different angles. Lunch was yummy with fresh veggies, fruit and meat. Fantastic Day, highly recommend.

DABEDB – May 20, 2019
TripAdvisor

Best tour ever. Such a beautiful natural wonder! The journey there and back was also amazing. Andrea was an excellent guide pointing out all kinds of interesting features of the landscape. Her driving was swift and safe in a well maintained all wheel drive vehicle. I would not want to attempt this trip on my own even with a adequate all wheel drive vehicle. White Pocket itself is simply stunning. I would recommend this tour to anyone who appreciates natural wonders.

I8990KDrobertr – May 16, 2019
TripAdvisor

Took a tour of White Pocket with Dreamland at the end of April with Andrea as our tour guide. It was a great experience. White pocket is very difficult to get to – both in terms of terrain and directions. Having a guide to get you there safely, as well as give some interesting history and facts on the area was great. Would definitely recommend!

Jamie U – May 12, 2019
TripAdvisor

Bailey did a great job for our small group. My wife and I enjoyed everyone’s company as well as the good lunch prepared for us. It takes a while to get out to White Pocket, but you will be glad you made the effort to see this fascinating area.

Departure68316626825 – May 10, 2019
TripAdvisor

Just completed a truly wonderful visit to White Pocket on a photo safari with Dreamland and AZ Highways Photo Tours. Dreamland’s outfitters were outstanding. Food was almost too good and plentiful. Their service and attention to detail is outstanding. Not sure when my next trip is with them but I’m already looking forward to it!

Terry G – May 7, 2019
TripAdvisor

Single Travelers & Private Tours

We can always accommodate single travelers via private tours ($799).  Often times, we are also able to combine a single traveler with other scheduled parties; please give us a call at 435-644-5506 to discuss the latter option.

Private Tours are available to be booked online.

The Teepees are a lot like the Wave, pre-discovery. Amazing angles, colors and striations are found around every corner.

White Pocket Photo

The Amazing Teepees Tour is a truly epic desert experience.  Combining the best of Wire Pass and the Coyote Buttes with one of the shortest drives of any of our tours and a full day’s worth of demanding hiking across varied terrain, you won’t soon forget this hardcore Vermillion Cliffs outing.

We love sharing our favorite spots with our guests, and this is definitely one of them. The fabled Teepees see infrequent visitors, due to the length and difficulty of the cross-country hike required to get there. We won’t just show you how to get there – along the way, we’ll also show you a rarely-seen slot canyon, rock art, and a plethora of incredible formations. 

Bonus: Wire Pass is a mere ten minute detour from this hike. If you haven’t yet visited this spectacular entrance to Buckskin Gulch, we’ll happily take you there at no extra charge.  

Fully Guided Tour

Photography Paradise!

Interesting Geology!

We go out of our way to open the wonders of the West to EVERYONE.

We are permitted, licensed, and insured.

Dreamland Safari Tours holds Special Use Permits from the Grand Staircase Escalante National MonumentGrand Canyon National Park, the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument/Paria WildernessKanab Bureau of Land Management and Arizona Strip Bureau of Land Management.

Don’t see your preferred departure date or time available via online booking? Give us a call. 

For sunset or sunrise at our more remote locations, we recommend a scheduled or custom overnight or multi-day tour – and we are happy to work with you to develop an itinerary that meets your needs.

All listed tour durations and pickup times are approximate. Please allow 10-20 minutes of pickup time flexibility for unforeseen circumstances and varying pickup logistics. Water and snacks are provided on all tours. A lunch meal is included on all tours of 6+ hours. Vegetarian option available.

We reserve the right to fill all empty seats on non-private tours. Cancellation / Reschedule / Weather policy applies.

Please familiarize yourself with our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS  before contacting us.

Contact us

To contact us with other specific questions or begin Making Reservations click the “Book Now” Button on each tour page or click Contact Us for info on how to give us a call or shoot us an email.

See all tours at a glance with our

About the Amazing Sandstone Teepees 

You have to hike to get to the Teepees, and that’s a big part of what makes them so appealing: true adventure, solitude, and exploration. Where White Pocket, Wire Pass and the Wave have come to attract dozens of visitors each day, the Sandstone Teepees often go for days without a single party. There is a lifetime’s worth of exploration to be had – from incredible formations to native American rock art (we have found one obscure petroglyph on the way to the Teepees so far; you may very well find more!), from obscure slot canyon squeezes and seldom-seen arches to truly original photo points – this is desert adventure at its finest. 

 

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