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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...

8 Things to Know about Choosing the Best Shoes for Water Hiking

How to Choose the Best Shoes for Water Hiking: 8 Things to KnowEverything you need to know to choose shoes for water hiking Southern Utah holds many amazing hiking opportunities. If you love red rocks, imposing cliffs, and the stark magic of the desert, Southern Utah...

Angel’s Landing: All You Need to Know

Angels LandingEverything you need to know The notorious Angels Landing trail in Zion National Park, with its strenuous switchbacks, sheer drop offs and dizzying views, is a true bucket list National Park adventure. Hikers gain 1,488 feet of elevation from the Grotto...

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...

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...

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....

Hikes To Do Around Kanab Without Needing 4-Wheel-Drive

Easy-to-access hiking trails right in Kanab The American Southwest is big country. But you don’t have to spend your entire vacation driving. Here are several hike ideas within 10 minutes of your Kanab hotel or vacation rental. All are well marked and accessible in a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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