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White Pocket / South Coyote Buttes Combo Tour

Fully Guided Tour

Photography Paradise!

Interesting Geology!

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.

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.

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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

Adult $185.00

Private Tour Upgrade Available?

Yes

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

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 on the “combo” tour?
We will hike about 1-2 miles at White Pocket and about 3-4 miles at the Cottonwood Cove area of South Coyote Buttes. At Cottonwood Cove, we will trek across a half-mile stretch of soft sand to get to the rock formation. From there, we will be walking on uneven sandstone. The hike is slow paced so it is not strenuous, but there are some steep sections of stone that must be navigated. The hike at White Pocket is easier, with a 250-yard walk through soft sand followed by 1-2 miles over sandstone that is uneven, but not as steep as at South Coyote Buttes.  We will be walking on uneven sandstone so good balance and surefootedness is needed. There are no marked trails at these locations.

2. How much time do we spend driving vs. hiking?
This is a 10-hour tour starting and ending in Kanab, Utah. It takes about 2 hours to get to the Cottonwood Cove trailhead at South Coyote Buttes, about 2.5 hours to get home from White Pocket, and there is an approximate 30-minute drive between the two locations. So at least 5 hours are spent in our SUV. The other 5 hours are spent out of the truck, hiking, taking pictures and enjoying a nice picnic lunch. Our White Pocket / South Coyote Buttes “combo” tour spends about 2 hours at White Pocket and 3 hours at Cottonwood Cove, but this can vary depending on the group’s preference.

3. What’s the difference between the South Coyote Buttes tour and the South Coyote Buttes / White Pocket “combo” tour?
Our South Coyote Buttes tour visits two locations within South Coyote Buttes: Cottonwood Cove and Paw Hole. Both are incredibly beautiful, though Cottonwood Cove is generally considered the more spectacular of the two sites. Paw Hole is marked by deep red sandstone teepees that rise out of the earth, while Cottonwood Cove is known for more variety in color, intricate, striped patterns in the rock and delicate sandstone ledges that break easily. Our South Coyote Buttes tour spends about 3.5 hours at Cottonwood Cove and 2 hours at Paw Hole, while our White Pocket / South Coyote Buttes “combo” tour spends about 2 hours at White Pocket and 3 hours at Cottonwood Cove. The “combo” tour is far more popular than the South Coyote Buttes tour because many guests want to see as much variety as they can during their trip. White Pocket and South Coyote Buttes are both incredible, it’s easy to spend an entire day at each if you can.

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 South Coyote Buttes. Occasionally, we have to change this meeting point when the north end of House Rock Valley is muddy because that road can be a real disaster, even for our 4X4s.

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 South Coyote Buttes or White Pocket?
There are no facilities of any kind at South Coyote Buttes or White Pocket. Depending on the route we take, we may stop at a flushable toilet or a pit toilet on our way there and on the way back to Kanab. Once at South Coyote Buttes or White Pocket, 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. This is a wilderness area and must be kept pristine. Paper must be bagged up and can be discreetly discarded into the trash bag at the truck.

6. Are drones allowed on this tour?
South Coyote Buttes is a designated wilderness area and drones are not permitted. However,  There is opportunity for incredible drone footage at White Pocket. When operating a drone on tours, please be mindful of other guests on the tour and other hikers who may be in the area. People seek remote locations for the solitude. Please do not fly drones close to other people and limit the amount of time the drone is in the air. Always follow instructions from your guide.

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

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 & 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.

If you only have a single day, this is the ultimate way to experience both 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 a popular tour of the Paria Canyon Wilderness / Vermillion Cliffs. On this tour we visit both Cottonwood Cove and White Pocket in the same 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.

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.

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