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White Pocket / South Coyote Buttes Combo Tour

Fully Guided Tour

Photography Paradise!

Interesting Geology!

Single Travelers

Please do not book online if you are a single traveler 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 find out which tours are running during your date window.

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.

All Day Tours are 2 adult minimum. A single passenger must pay for two seats if there is not a scheduled tour. All daytours 50% off for children 15 and under. Some Day Tours are not appropriate for small children.

Tour departure times are chosen at reservation. All daytours are booked on demand with departure options to fit your schedule. Tours do not run on each departure time or everyday. For Sunset or Sunrise at our more remote locations please consider a scheduled or custom built overnight or multi-day tour. We do not provide Sunrise or Sunset Daytours except the Sunset Safari.

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. Cancellation / Reschedule / Weather policy applies.

Please familiarize yourself with our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS before contacting 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.

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Make sure your camera batteries are charged and your memory cards are clear on this incredible Paria Canyon Wilderness photography tour. While you’re at it, clear out a few days after you get home for processing all the photos you take on this one day.

Price

$185.00 for adults
$92.50 for Children (15 & under)

Tour Length

10 Hours

Departure Times

8am, 9am, 10am

Difficulty (1-10)

6

Recommended abilities

Not recommended for small children. Elevation change, uneven footing, and sand make this terrain more difficult. The distances are moderate at about 3-4 miles.
SCB permit is required for this tour.

Location

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Attractions

Cottonwood Cove, Paria Canyon Wilderness, South Coyote Buttes, Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, White Pocket

Special Interests

Geology, Photography, Wildlife, Flowers
What is included on your tours?

Daytours include pickup and dropoff from local hotels, off-road transportation, natural history narration, guided hiking, photo advice, snacks, water, and lunch on tours of 6 hours or more. Our multi-day tours include all of this plus camping equipment, camp management, three excellent meals, stargazing, sunsets and sunrises for the photographer, and lots more time outside.

How soon should we book?

This depends on several factors, but our best advice is to book as soon as you finalize your plans. We do fill up, and if you have a limited window of opportunity, you may miss out. The smaller your availability window and the tighter your schedule, the earlier you need to book in order to ensure availability. The larger your group, especially if it involves more than one of our trucks (>7 passengers), the earlier you need to book.

Can it just be my group on the tour?

We reserve the right to fill the truck. There is always a possibility it will just be your group, but it is not guaranteed. Requests to make a partially filled tour private are considered on a case by case basis and are based on buying a flexible number of additional seats. Additional fees will apply. Customers booking standard fares and tours should never expect that the tour will be private. We can and will fill the seats to capacity if possible. The max is 5-8 depending on the truck and destination.

What is your weather policy? What is your cancellation/reschedule policy?

These policies are all found on our Policies Page. PLEASE NOTE: Because of the constantly changing weather, targets moving over the whole region (our trucks), unpredictability of weather forecasts, the complexities of different road surfaces in different areas, the variable nature of storms as far as coverage and volume in this area, and the fact that some of the best photography weather is often on days with a chance of rain, we do not reflexively cancel tours without solid information. However, as your safety is always paramount in situations where incontrovertible evidence leads us to believe that potentially dangerous situations are probable, we will cancel tours if necessary. We will assume tours will run until departure time. We do not cancel tours until departure time as the most relevant information is at hand. Also if we know of a particular area or time that will be a problem we will often consult with all parties on the tour as to how best to go about re-routing, postponement, or cancellation. Trying to manage this on the phone hours before the tour is nearly impossible. If a party decides to cancel prior to departure time for reasons of weather forecasts, the cancellation will be subject to the standard policy. Cancellations made by us at departure will be accompanied by a full refund if no other solution can be reached. Also the information we have at any given time is often incomplete. For example, we do not know if the Wave is covered in snow or if the route is hikeable, whether roads are impassable in a given location etc….as we do not have a webcam at these remote locations. We do try to network to get better information if we can. Sometimes incontrovertible evidence is only found once the tour has begun. Guessing, followed by reflexive cancellations, we have learned, produces more poor results for everyone involved, than the strategy we take. It is very, very complex making these decisions. We are always monitoring the weather and have many years of experience managing the logistics that are affected by weather in this area. Please trust us to act in both our best interests.

What kind of vehicles do we tour in? Do you offer ATV/Jeep Tours?

All of our tours are run in Chevrolet Suburbans or Crew Cab Silverados for comfort and safety. We do not offer ATV or Jeep Tours.

What do I need to bring on a daytour/overnight?

The biggest things you need to remember on a daytour are a small pack to carry your own water (essential especially on tours with more hiking), jacket for warmth and rain (essential), boots or high top sneakers (optional but optimal in sand), any essential medication, and camera. Other items include extra layers when cold, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, chapstick, and other typical daytime sundries. For scheduled overnights bring all the same except an extra layer or two. You do not need a change of clothes. For overnights in April or October bring a warm hat and gloves. For custom multi-day trips just add a change of clothes or two. On all tours we provide water and snacks. On daytours of more than 6 hours and multi-days more than 24 hours we provide lunch. On scheduled overnights of 24 hours we do not provide lunch so please eat before you come.

What is the weather like there at various times of year?

You can find average monthly temperatures and precipitation for Kanab HERE and also read our BLOG POST on the topic.

Do you offer sunrise or sunset tours?

Due to the remoteness of many of our tours, there is no practical way for us to offer tours with sunrise photo shoots. If you are interested in a sunrise shoot, we suggest one of our overnight tours, specially designed for photographers. Sunsets can be experienced on our Sunset Safari Tour or can sometimes be accommodated on a case by case basis by request usually during Winter or at locations near Kanab. Remote sunsets in Summer require tours not returning until midnight and remote Sunrises require departures of 3:30am, both of which are impractical.

Is tipping the guide customary?

In the United States tipping is not required, but it is the socially accepted norm. When a service has been provided to you, tipping of the immediate providing individual is customary. Tipping of tour guides is typically around 10% of the tour cost. Tips are never expected, but always greatly appreciated by our guides.

Where do you pick up/meet? Do you pickup in Page, AZ?

We pick up anywhere in Kanab for all tours. WE DO NOT PICK UP IN PAGE. Other meetups or pickup locations are possible depending on tour logistics and are determined on a case by case basis. Pickups, meetup locations, and exceptions are purely at our discretion. If you are staying in Page, and wish to avoid backtracking, and are doing a Wave, White Pocket, or South Coyote Buttes, or a variant of these tours, we often arrange to meet people at the intersection of House Rock Valley Rd and Hwy 89. For those staying in Kanab but travelling on to Page or other AZ destinations that evening, guests sometimes follow in their own cars from Kanab and park them at an appropriate place to avoid backtracking. Many people travelling through or who have just arrived opt to meet us at our location: 4350 E Mountain View Drive Kanab, UT 84741. Parking and Storage are available here.

What’s the difference between the South Coyote Buttes Tour and the White Pocket / South Coyote Buttes Combo tour?
The White Pocket / South Coyote Buttes “combo” tour visits White Pocket and the trailhead at South Coyote Buttes known as Cottonwood Cove. The South Coyote Buttes tour visits two separate trailheads at South Coyote Buttes: Cottonwood Cove and Paw Hole.

All three areas are incredible and present unique opportunity for photographers. If you have the time, or plan to come back next year, we recommend spending a whole day at each location. If your time is more limited, the White Pocket / South Coyote Buttes “Combo” tour is your best bet, you’ll see the most variety in a single day. White Pocket is very different from South Coyote Buttes.

At South Coyote Buttes, Paw Hole is marked by deep red sandstone teepees that rise out of the earth, while Cottonwood Cove is known for more variation in color, intricate, striped patterns in the rock and delicate sandstone ledges.. Our South Coyote Buttes tour spends about 3 hours at each location, while our White Pocket / South Coyote Buttes “combo” tour spends about 2.5 hours at White Pocket and 3 hours at Cottonwood Cove.

There are no actual trails at Cottonwood Cove or at Paw Hole. Our tours typically cover about 4 miles of terrain at Cottonwood Cove and 2 miles at Paw Hole, (or 2 miles at White Pocket) but trips can be tailored to each group.

Guest Experiences on the White Pocket / South Coyote Buttes Combo Tour

South Coyote Buttes (SCB) with Caitlin and Dreamland was absolutely amazing! It is seriously 2 hours of very, very bumpy off-roading to get to SCB from the Hwy 89 turn off, but it is SO worth it. From the SCB parking area, it is just a 15-20 minute walk (through sand) to get into the formations, and then it is like being in a Dr. Seuss book. You can’t even believe how amazing it is. I’ve never been to the Wave, so I can’t compare it to that, but even if the Wave is better, SCB is still mind-blowing. Even though we did this after hiking 2 days in Zion and 3 days in Bryce, it was nothing like either of those places and not in the least bit redundant. And even though there was one other guide company car in the parking lot, we didn’t see another soul while we were walking around…

Sherri M – July 8, 2018
TripAdvisor

My wife and I took a day long tour with Bailey. We can’t say enough good things about our experience. We felt secure in both her driving abilities and knowledge of both White Pockets and South Coyote Buttes. Also enjoyed the stop for cookies.

Rickv225 – May 21, 2019
TripAdvisor

Our tour guide, Orion, is an enthusiastic 30 something transplant from North Carolina with the nickname “Grizzly” assigned by his colleagues. His enjoyment at work and high energy spill over to his guests (on our trip two 30 something women from Italy and two 70 something college buddies (Alaska and Vermont) renewing a friendship). He is responsible and very safety minded. His goal is to be sure his guests have the best possible day in this area he loves.

Stewart K – April 29, 2019
TripAdvisor

We did the White Pocket / South Coyote Buttes tour, and the Peek-a-Boo / White Wave tour. Our guides on both these tours were excellent, they were knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and very personable. The lunch, drinks and snacks provided were very good. I don’t think we could have had any better tours.

Dreamer54252255082 – April 14, 2019
TripAdvisor

Great tour! We got the permit for South Coyote Butte and called Dreamland immediately to get a guided tour. Caitlyn picked us up at the hotel in Kanab and we had a great day of adventure! We enjoyed both areas – they were very different from each other–and are still talking about how much fun we had. Caitlyn had plenty of water for us because it was hot one that day. She was a lot of fun and made it a fun day, full of adventure!

Margaret V – August 10, 2018
TripAdvisor

Single Travelers

Please do not book online if you are a single traveler 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 find out which tours are running during your date window.

Together is the best way to experience White Pocket and Coyote Buttes South.

White Pocket / South Coyote Buttes Combo Tour

Pray for just the right amount of clouds…. Prepare your mind for what you will behold! The White Pocket/Coyote Buttes South photography tour is about slickrock sandstone in all its glory. You will see just about every variation imaginable as your tour guide shows you some favorite angles and cool spots. This tour visits the spectacular Cottonwood Cove area of South Coyote Buttes and hits the best highlights at White Pocket. Roads on the Paria Plateau are rough. Why risk it? Stay safe and sound with our experienced tour guides in our heavy duty 4×4 Suburbans. We carry satellite communications and just about every other kind of tool in case of emergency.

The White Pocket and Coyote Buttes South combination tour is the most popular tour we offer in the Paria Canyon Wilderness / Vermillion Cliffs. On this tour we visit Cottonwood Cove / Teepees then White Pocket later in the day.

SPECIAL PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE SOUTH COYOTE BUTTES PORTION OF THIS TOUR. DREAMLAND DOES NOT PROVIDE ADVANCE PERMITS OR HAVE AN UMBRELLA PERMIT. ONLY OUR GUIDES ARE COVERED BY OUR PERMIT. WHEN OBTAINING PERMITS ONE DOES NOT HAVE TO ADD OUR GUIDES TO THE TOTAL NUMBER. IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, UPON REQUEST, AND WITH AN ALTERNATE TOUR PLANNED, DREAMLAND MAY ATTEND THE LOTTERY IN YOUR STEAD.

Coyote Buttes South Permits are relatively easy to get. To find about more about how to get these or any permits in the Paria Canyon Wilderness check out our PERMITS page.

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.

All Day Tours are 2 adult minimum. A single passenger must pay for two seats if there is not a scheduled tour. All daytours 50% off for children 15 and under. Some Day Tours are not appropriate for small children.

Tour departure times are chosen at reservation. All daytours are booked on demand with departure options to fit your schedule. Tours do not run on each departure time or everyday. For Sunset or Sunrise at our more remote locations please consider a scheduled or custom built overnight or multi-day tour. We do not provide Sunrise or Sunset Daytours except the Sunset Safari.

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. Cancellation / Reschedule / Weather policy applies.

Please familiarize yourself with our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS before contacting 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.

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