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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...

Why We No Longer Guide the Great Chamber / Cutler Cove

At Dreamland Safari Tours, safety is our top priority – for our guests and guides alike. All of our guides have current first aid certification, and most are wilderness first responders (WFRs). Guides are trained to assess guests to make sure they are properly...

Why Even Expert Hikers Use A Guide

Our most active hiking trips And why even expert hikers use a guideWe share incredible, backcountry landscapes with folks who might not ever experience them on their own. It’s what we love most and do best. This typically involves driving a high clearance 4X4 through...

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...

Utah ATV Tours? Here’s Why We Prefer Our Trucks.

Why Do We Use Chevy Suburbans At Dreamland Safari Tours? Our fleet of Chevy Suburbans transports small tour groups across deserts of deep, dry sand, over rocks, and through unbelievably sticky mud. After years of driving them,...

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...

Training for A Grand Canyon Backpack

Embrace the Journey: Training for a Grand Canyon Backpack Rim-to-Rim, Deer Creek and beyondYou have decided to embark on an epic journey across the Grand Canyon where limitless views, canyon creeks and unimaginable beauty await. For prepared hikers, this can truly be...

Birding in Kanab

Six iconic Southern Utah birds“Where are all the birds?” It’s a common inquiry we get on our tours that surprised us at first. We finally brought the question to a Utah birding group whose members said there are simply fewer resources to support birds in our arid...

Training for A Grand Canyon Backpack

Embrace the Journey: Training for a Grand Canyon Backpack Rim-to-Rim, Deer Creek and beyondYou have decided to embark on an epic journey across the Grand Canyon where limitless views, canyon creeks and unimaginable beauty await. For prepared hikers, this can truly be...

No Greater Reward: Guiding a Grand Canyon Backpack

No Greater Reward Guiding a Grand Canyon backpackIt’s something you’ve always wanted to do but the idea is daunting, hiking across the Grand Canyon. Camping down in the bottom. Watching the mighty Colorado River flow beneath the footbridge you are walking on. It...

The value of a Wilderness First Responder certified guide

WFR training helps keep guests safe in the backcountry Though injuries and medical incidents are rare on our trips, Wilderness First Responder training gives us confidence to share remote desert settings with thousands of guests each year.Imagine the following...

Why Even Expert Hikers Use A Guide

Our most active hiking trips And why even expert hikers use a guideWe share incredible, backcountry landscapes with folks who might not ever experience them on their own. It’s what we love most and do best. This typically involves driving a high clearance 4X4 through...

The Local’s Secret: Winter is the Time for Hiking

Frosted Enchantment: Winter In The Southwest Every winter, I consider taking a seasonal break from guiding to rest, rejuvenate and visit friends who live in a warmer climate. But I just can’t bring myself to do it. I’ll miss too much. Simply sitting indoors long...

Safety Tips for Hiking in the Desert

Hiking in the desert of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona can be an otherworldly experience. Its rugged landscapes, austere beauty, and tranquil atmosphere are just some of the things that make the desert so unique, drawing adventurers from all across the globe....

Assessing flash flood potential in Buckskin Gulch – a technical primer

Disclaimer: This article is not a source of definitive advice. You are responsible for your own safety when making decisions about whether to enter any slot canyon, including Buckskin Gulch.  Buckskin Gulch is often considered the grandmother of all slot canyons: no...

Why We No Longer Guide the Great Chamber / Cutler Cove

At Dreamland Safari Tours, safety is our top priority – for our guests and guides alike. All of our guides have current first aid certification, and most are wilderness first responders (WFRs). Guides are trained to assess guests to make sure they are properly...

How To Get Started Backpacking

Backpacking - A Beginner's Guide Immerse yourself in a pristine landscape. Miles from roads, sirens and street lights, a natural world prospers without a corner coffee shop or an evening news broadcast. You start to notice subtleties: A gentle breeze that switches...

The Local’s Secret: Winter is the Time for Hiking

Frosted Enchantment: Winter In The Southwest Every winter, I consider taking a seasonal break from guiding to rest, rejuvenate and visit friends who live in a warmer climate. But I just can’t bring myself to do it. I’ll miss too much. Simply sitting indoors long...

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...

How To Get Started Backpacking

Backpacking - A Beginner's Guide Immerse yourself in a pristine landscape. Miles from roads, sirens and street lights, a natural world prospers without a corner coffee shop or an evening news broadcast. You start to notice subtleties: A gentle breeze that switches...

Birding in Kanab

Six iconic Southern Utah birds“Where are all the birds?” It’s a common inquiry we get on our tours that surprised us at first. We finally brought the question to a Utah birding group whose members said there are simply fewer resources to support birds in our arid...

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...

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...

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...

The Beginner’s Guide To Star & Milky Way Photography: A Primer

If you’re looking to photograph the night sky, Southern Utah is the place to be: with a combination of some of the darkest skies in the lower 48, dramatic landscapes, and amazing camping it doesn’t get much better than here. No matter if you are a seasoned...

The Wave “Conditional” Tour

The Wave "Conditional Tour": What is it, how does it work, and can you help us get Wave permits? There are few places amongst America’s great natural wonders that are more sought-after (and harder to access) than the famous “Wave” of Coyote Buttes North in Vermilion...

The Wave Arizona: Everything you need to know

Updated by Paul Gagner | March 3, 2022The Wave is a highly photographed sandstone formation tucked in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in extreme Northern Arizona. Though the trailhead is in Utah, in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, the Wave...
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