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Will White Pocket be the next Wave?

Many of our guests here at Dreamland are familiar with the Wave, and with the story behind how it became famous. In a nutshell, this is the Wave's history as a desert bucket list destination. How the Wave became 'A Thing' Back in the 1990s, there was no permit system...

Where the heck is the Grand Staircase?

If you ask that question while you’re standing somewhere in South Central Utah, chances are, you’ve already found the Grand Staircase, and you are, in fact, standing on it. The immense geologic feature is a series of different colored rock layers with steep sides and...

What to Expect While Camping in White Pocket | A Guide’s POV

In a world of speed and chaos, there are many places we can return to for restoration, health, freedom, and sensibility. For some, it could be their own backyard or the local park. For others, a walk to the local coffee shop or a drive to the family ranch. There are...

What kind of weather can I expect during my trip to Kanab, Utah?

Understanding Southern Utah weather Many consider spring and fall the best times to visit the American Southwest. Kanab averages 256 days of sunshine each year, so chances are good that you will see several days of blue skies and sunshine on a week-long trip to...

Two Perspectives: the Mighty Colorado From Above and Below the Rim

If you've been on tour with us before, you may know that we are one of very few outfitters who are permitted to guide in Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument - specifically for Toroweap Overlook, a spectacular viewpoint on the Grand Canyon's North Rim. What makes...

The Wave Arizona: Everything you need to know

The Wave is a highly photographed sandstone formation tucked in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in extreme Northern Arizona. Though the trailhead is actually in Utah, in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, the Wave itself lies in Arizona in the...

The Guide’s Corner | Guide’s Gear Corner #1: Do It Like the Bighorn Sheep

Dreamland co-owner Sunny Stroeer getting ready for a long day on the trails of the Colorado Plateau near Kanab - with trekking poles of course! As guides, we here at Dreamland deal with challenging terrain on a daily basis on the hiking trails near Kanab UT. And since...

The Beginner’s Guide To Slot Canyon Photography: Four Things To Know

Slot canyons are a photographer's paradise. You don't need a fancy camera in order to take good photos in a slot; smart phone cameras work shockingly well with canyon light! But there are a few basic rules to observe. Here are four general principles of slot canyon...

The Guide’s Corner | Guide’s Gear Corner #1: Do It Like the Bighorn Sheep

Dreamland co-owner Sunny Stroeer getting ready for a long day on the trails of the Colorado Plateau near Kanab - with trekking poles of course! As guides, we here at Dreamland deal with challenging terrain on a daily basis on the hiking trails near Kanab UT. And since...

Public Land Designations Explained

A Guide To Understanding America's Public Lands Stretching from sea to shining sea, America’s public lands let us dream big...camp red rock country miles from the nearest road, scale a 3,000-foot granite monolith, kayak a secluded stream, or uncover hints of a past...

What to Expect While Camping in White Pocket | A Guide’s POV

In a world of speed and chaos, there are many places we can return to for restoration, health, freedom, and sensibility. For some, it could be their own backyard or the local park. For others, a walk to the local coffee shop or a drive to the family ranch. There are...

How Dreamland Safari Tours Celebrates Earth Day, Every Day 

Everyday Should Be Earth Day There’s a famous quote that states, “Every day should be Earth Day.” Here at Dreamland, it’s important to us to do our part in protecting the environment. As an outdoor tour company, we aim to give as much back to our community as nature...

Deep Sand Driving Near Kanab, UT | Off-roading Tips

How to drive in the sand near Kanab UT without getting stuck. Over the past 20 years, Dreamland guides have acquired a lot of off-road expertise while driving Southern Utah’s sandy roads. We want to share our knowledge! Read this article to learn about choosing the...

Monumental Weddings | Weddings & Elopements In Kanab, UT

Adventure Weddings & Elopements In Southern Utah We love our backyard - and we love celebrating love. It shouldn't be a surprise, then, that we are always excited to help make special celebrations of love possible for our guests at Dreamland.  After all, Dreamland...

The Beginner’s Guide To Slot Canyon Photography: Four Things To Know

Slot canyons are a photographer's paradise. You don't need a fancy camera in order to take good photos in a slot; smart phone cameras work shockingly well with canyon light! But there are a few basic rules to observe. Here are four general principles of slot canyon...

Two Perspectives: the Mighty Colorado From Above and Below the Rim

If you've been on tour with us before, you may know that we are one of very few outfitters who are permitted to guide in Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument - specifically for Toroweap Overlook, a spectacular viewpoint on the Grand Canyon's North Rim. What makes...

Will White Pocket be the next Wave?

Many of our guests here at Dreamland are familiar with the Wave, and with the story behind how it became famous. In a nutshell, this is the Wave's history as a desert bucket list destination. How the Wave became 'A Thing' Back in the 1990s, there was no permit system...

Hiking Buckskin Gulch, a true bucket list adventure

The trip through Buckskin Gulch is exhilarating and absolutely magnificent. My first through hike exceeded my expectations in every way. The brilliant sandstone walls grew high overhead and the ever-changing light illuminated the canyon in orange and yellow. Each...

Biological Soil Crust

The fascinating community that holds the Utah desert in place If you've spent much time hiking the Arizona desert, you've probably come across a sign that says, "Don't bust the crust!" These signs refer to a biological soil crust that is actually a living and...

Driving to Peekaboo Slot Canyon

Driving to Peekaboo Slot Canyon: a tour guide gains off-road skills in desert sand It would make sense for a tour company to accentuate the risk of off-road driving in order to sell tours. And it’s often difficult to get an objective opinion on road conditions because...

Appreciating the delicate sandstone fins of Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Step on the edges, break the ledges. That's what one of our favorite Bureau of Land Management rangers tells winners of the Wave permit lottery during an orientation about North Coyote Buttes. He's referring to thin, delicate layers of sandstone that are particularly...

What kind of weather can I expect during my trip to Kanab, Utah?

Understanding Southern Utah weather Many consider spring and fall the best times to visit the American Southwest. Kanab averages 256 days of sunshine each year, so chances are good that you will see several days of blue skies and sunshine on a week-long trip to...

Peekaboo Slot Canyon offers a quiet alternative to Antelope Canyon

I lean my back against the cool Navajo sandstone and gaze up at the brilliant red walls of Peekaboo Slot Canyon. Colors vary from black to purple to every shade of red, orange and yellow as the desert sunshine penetrates into this deep, water carved crevasse. I...

The Wave Arizona: Everything you need to know

The Wave is a highly photographed sandstone formation tucked in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in extreme Northern Arizona. Though the trailhead is actually in Utah, in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, the Wave itself lies in Arizona in the...

Where the heck is the Grand Staircase?

If you ask that question while you’re standing somewhere in South Central Utah, chances are, you’ve already found the Grand Staircase, and you are, in fact, standing on it. The immense geologic feature is a series of different colored rock layers with steep sides and...

Desert Bighorn Sheep Thrive Where We Can Barely Survive

Even the best hikers feel humbled to watch desert bighorn sheep charge seemingly straight up the steep, sandstone cliffs of Southern Utah. Their incredible agility and balance is unmatched, helping them avoid predators such as mountain lions, bobcats and coyotes. It’s...

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