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The Enchanted Hoodoo Forest

Fully Guided Tour

Photography Paradise!

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Adventurous hiking

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.

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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 Wilderness, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Kanab Bureau of Land Management, Kaibab National Forest, 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.

The Enchanted Hoodoo Forest in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument stands as a testament to the Earth’s sculptural artistry. Eroded by time and weather, these towering sandstone formations reveal a mesmerizing palette of intricate shapes, creating a breathtaking natural wonder that inspires awe in the intrepid few who  visit. Different from the popular Toadstools, the Hoodoo Forest is rarely visited due to the adventurous nature of its location. Lovingly dubbed “the Magic Mushroom Tour” by Dreamland’s tour experience coordinators, the Enchanted Hoodoo Forest is a half-day outing that will delight active adults and kids alike. 

Price

Adult $149
Child $129

Tour prices are subject to sales tax & BLM fees. Bookings made via 3rd party providers include 15% base guide gratuity.

Private Tour Upgrade Available?

Yes

Tour Length

4.5 hours

Departure Times

8:30am, 2pm

Difficulty (1-10)

6

Recommended abilities

A short, steep scramble is required to access the hoodoos. Not recommended for those with physical difficulties or an extreme fear of heights.
No special permit is required for this tour.

Location

Kanab, UT

Attractions

Slot Canyon, White Wave

Special Interests

Geology, Rock Art, Photography, Archaeology, Wildlife, Flowers

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

1. What is the White Wave?
The White Wave is a gorgeous sandstone feature we found that lies a short, bumpy ride away from Peekaboo. Few people know about it and it’s not even labeled on maps of the area. It offers great opportunity for photography and the view of the surrounding landscape is incredible. Surefooted guests with some sense of adventure may hike around the backside of the butte where an arch is beginning to form and a Anasazi carved a panel of petroglyphs about 1,00 years ago.

2. How hard is the hike to the White Wave?
The hike to the White Wave is only 250 yards each way, but it’s up a steep, sandy trail. There is an optional hike around to the backside of the butte where you’ll see Anasazi petroglyphs. This hike is also short, but there is steep stone, deep sand and loose rocks to negotiate. It takes good balance and surefootedness. Many guests choose not to do the optional walk behind the butte, but tend to enjoy waiting 20-30 minutes while enjoying the view and the peaceful setting.

3. Is Peekaboo Slot Canyon an easy hike?
The walk through Peekaboo Slot Canyon is very easy. We drive you right to the entrance of the slot. From there, it is a slow, 1-mile round trip meander through a gorgeous, red rock slot canyon. The ground is fairly flat and level, but there is some sand to walk through and loose rocks to negotiate. There are two small obstacles most people can cross without difficulty: One boulder about 3 feet high, and one large log that must be stepped over or ducked under.

4. How does Peekaboo Slot Canyon compare to Antelope Canyon?
Both Peekaboo and Antelope are carved from the same Navajo Sandstone formation. Peekaboo is a bit longer than Lower Antelope Canyon. The stone is more red, but it is not carved as intricately as Antelope. Peekaboo is much less crowded, so if offers a true nature experience of quiet and solitude. Tripods are welcome. Read a more detailed comparison of Antelope and Peekaboo in our blog.

5. Is Peekaboo Canyon good for photography? May I bring my tripod?
Photographers relish the challenge of the ever changing light in Peekaboo and even amatures with iPhones come away with stunning images. We encourage photography on our trips and our tour allows about 2 hours in the slot canyon if needed. Tripods, GoPros and gimbals are welcome. Photographers are encouraged to linger behind the group to set up their perfect shots. It’s a slot canyon, so you really can’t get lost.

6. What’s the best time of day to shoot images in Peekaboo?
Light varies widely depending on the season. In the winter, mid day is good. Look for the 10 a.m., 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. tour. In spring and fall, 9 or 10 a.m. or 3 or 4 p.m. are ideal. In the summer when the sun is higher in the sky, early morning is the ticket. Look for 8 or 9 a.m. or 4 p.m. The idea is to capture reflective light that bounces off the canyon walls and creates beautiful orange, red and yellows. In mid day in the summer when the sun is high, there is a big contrast between light and shadow, making photography more challenging. Light beams come and go in an instant in late spring to early fall. We don’t see the in the winter. Photographers might also consider the Sunset Safari tour that includes an afternoon trip to the slot canyon, followed by a drive to a viewpoint to photograph the sunset.

7. Are drones allowed on this tour?
Yes, drones are allowed on this tour, but Peekaboo is not necessarily a good place to fly a drone. It is narrow and there may be other people in close proximity. However, the White Wave could be a great location to get good drone footage. When operating a drone on tours, please be mindful of other guests on the tour and other hikers who may be in the area. Others 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 at the Enchanted Hoodoo Forest

Had a fabulous time with Kieran today on Hikers Dream Tour! I have used this company in past and they did not disappoint again! We loved Yellow rock and the HooDoos! Kieran you were soooo much fun to be around and we thank you for great tour!!!

Jennifer F 2023 – October 14, 2023
TripAdvisor

Grand Staircase Hikers’ Dream is an extremely worthwhile tour, seeing the colourful Yellow Rock and exploring the Enchanted Hoodoos, but is a difficult hike not for new and inexperienced hikers. Steep hills and soft sand make both up and down hills difficult. Sights are worth the the effort! Winter is a good time to visit as the temperatures are mild (50s) during hikes, there is little snow, and fewer people; highly recommend.
Dreamland is an excellent choice for exploring the local landscapes!

Stela P – January 17, 2021
TripAdvisor

We went on the Hikers Dream Tour with our guides Bret & Nicholas. First stop was Yellow Rock and then the Enchanted Hoodoo Forest. Although the description of the tour makes this seem very strenuous don’t be deterred. The guides let you travel at your own speed. The hike had its challenges but it was very doable my wife and I aren’t kinds anymore so we were a litter afraid we couldn’t do it but no problems. Thanks again Bret and Nicholas for the great day and scenery and Dreamland Safari.

Daniel H – September 9, 2021
TripAdvisor

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.

Towering sandstone spires, delicately balanced on slender pedestals, draw visitors into an otherworldly landscape. The scale and intricacy of the hoodoo forest, set against the brilliant blue skies of southern Utah, creates a visual masterpiece. Exploring this labyrinth of hoodoos feels like stepping into a dream where time stands still. The Rimrock Hoodoos inspire wonder, awe, and a profound appreciation for the forces of nature at work.

Love the sound of the Enchanted Hoodoo Forest but want to turn your adventure into an epic all-day outing? Check out our Grand Staircase Hiker’s Dream Tour, which visits the Enchanted Hoodoo Forest (also known as the Rimrock Hoodoos) as well as nearby Yellow Rock. 

Fully Guided Tour

Photography Paradise!

Something for Everyone!

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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About the Enchanted Hoodoo Forest

The Enchanted Hoodoo Forest is located in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, USA. It is situated in the southern part of the monument, about 45 minutes driving from the town of Kanab which is a popular access point for exploring this unique geological wonder. The Hoodoo Forest is distinct from (and, in our opinion, much more impressive than) the well-known Toadstools which are an easy “do-it-yourself” hike halfway between Kanab and Page.  Known for its striking sandstone formations, the Hoodoo Forest is a must-visit destination for geology enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers in the region.

How are Hoodoos created?

The region’s sedimentary rock layers, predominantly sandstone, were deposited over ancient seabeds and later uplifted. Hoodoos form when differential erosion occurs, where harder rock layers protect softer ones underneath. Wind, water, and frost action sculpt these intricate, mushroom-like formations. Depending on the layer in which hoodoos are forming, you may find the solemn earthen tones of Entrada and Dakota or a vivid red, orange, or even yellow in Navajo sandstone which adds to the mesmerizing beauty of the area. Hoodoos in Grand Staircase-Escalante create a surreal, Martian-like landscape, captivating visitors with their geological artistry.

How hard is it to access the Hoodoo Forest?

It takes most hikers 20-30 minutes from the trailhead to reach the heart of the Hoodoo Forest.  The hike to the Hoodoo Forest measures less than a mile in distance and is mostly flat – until the final 200 yards that unlock access to the Hoodoo Forest.  A short (4ft) steep drop requires mild scrambling followed by a steep hill descent with at times challenging footing.  This adventure is not advised for those who have difficulty with steep terrain or who have an extreme fear of heights. 

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