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Alstrom Point Overnight Photography Tour

Fully Guided Tour

Iconic Photography Spot

Lake Powell Vistas

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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.

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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.

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Located high above Lake Powell with jaw-dropping scenery, Alstrom Point is a well known and sought-after spot among photographers. Remoteness paired with rugged roads and big rock steps make Alstrom Point hard to access – yet with the right vehicle and guide it is possible to drive straight up to the cliff-edge and set camp within an easy walk of Alstrom’s singular Lake Powell overlook.  Sheer cliffs mean that there is no lake access at Alstrom Point,  yet it is a breathtaking location for sunrise and sunset photography. For  astro photography aficionados Alstrom Point also offers terrific options for spring-time Milky Way panoramas.  

Price

$495 per person

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

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Tour Length

25 hours

Departure Times

12pm-12pm

Difficulty (1-10)

2

Recommended abilities

Uneven footing. Hiking Distance is at guest discretion. There is lots of free time to explore the rim on this wilderness travel adventure tour.
No special permit is required for this tour.

Location

Kanab, UT

Attractions

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Special Interests

Geology, Photography, Sunset
What is included on your tours?

Daytours include pickup and dropoff from local hotels, off-road transportation, natural history narration, guided hiking, photo advice, snacks, water, and lunch on tours of 6 hours or more. Our multi-day tours include all of this plus camping equipment, camp management, three excellent meals, stargazing, sunsets and sunrises for the photographer, and lots more time outside.

How soon should we book?

This depends on several factors, but our best advice is to book as soon as you finalize your plans. We do fill up, and if you have a limited window of opportunity, you may miss out. The smaller your availability window and the tighter your schedule, the earlier you need to book in order to ensure availability. The larger your group, especially if it involves more than one of our trucks (>7 passengers), the earlier you need to book.

How do I reserve my date(s)?

You are able to book online or by contacting us. We do require a 50% deposit to reserve your daytour date(s) and a 1/3 deposit to reserve a multi-day tour. The remaining balance is due the day of your tour at departure. Your guide can take any method of payment.

Can I pay via cash, Paypal, credit card, check?
If you are interested in paying by cash or check please contact us directly. You are able to book online with your credit card or you may contact us by phone to place an order. Because people have abused our policies and we have no recourse, we no longer accept PayPal.
What is your weather policy? What is your cancellation/reschedule policy?

These policies are all found on our Policies Page. PLEASE NOTE: Because of the constantly changing weather, targets moving over the whole region (our trucks), unpredictability of weather forecasts, the complexities of different road surfaces in different areas, the variable nature of storms as far as coverage and volume in this area, and the fact that some of the best photography weather is often on days with a chance of rain, we do not reflexively cancel tours without solid information. However, as your safety is always paramount in situations where incontrovertible evidence leads us to believe that potentially dangerous situations are probable, we will cancel tours if necessary. We will assume tours will run until departure time. We do not cancel tours until departure time as the most relevant information is at hand. Also if we know of a particular area or time that will be a problem we will often consult with all parties on the tour as to how best to go about re-routing, postponement, or cancellation. Trying to manage this on the phone hours before the tour is nearly impossible. If a party decides to cancel prior to departure time for reasons of weather forecasts, the cancellation will be subject to the standard policy. Cancellations made by us at departure will be accompanied by a full refund if no other solution can be reached. Also the information we have at any given time is often incomplete. For example, we do not know if the Wave is covered in snow or if the route is hikeable, whether roads are impassable in a given location etc….as we do not have a webcam at these remote locations. We do try to network to get better information if we can. Sometimes incontrovertible evidence is only found once the tour has begun. Guessing, followed by reflexive cancellations, we have learned, produces more poor results for everyone involved, than the strategy we take. It is very, very complex making these decisions. We are always monitoring the weather and have many years of experience managing the logistics that are affected by weather in this area. Please trust us to act in both our best interests.

What kind of vehicles do we tour in? Do you offer ATV/Jeep Tours?

All of our tours are run in Chevrolet Suburbans or Crew Cab Silverados for comfort and safety. We do not offer ATV or Jeep Tours.

What do I need to bring on a daytour/overnight?

The biggest things you need to remember on a daytour are a small pack to carry your own water (essential especially on tours with more hiking), jacket for warmth and rain (essential), boots or high top sneakers (optional but optimal in sand), any essential medication, and camera. Other items include extra layers when cold, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, chapstick, and other typical daytime sundries. For scheduled overnights bring all the same except an extra layer or two. You do not need a change of clothes. For overnights in April or October bring a warm hat and gloves. For custom multi-day trips just add a change of clothes or two. On all tours we provide water and snacks. On daytours of more than 6 hours and multi-days more than 24 hours we provide lunch. On scheduled overnights of 24 hours we do not provide lunch so please eat before you come.

What is the weather like there at various times of year?

You can find average monthly temperatures and precipitation for Kanab HERE and also read our BLOG POST on the topic.

We want to do one of your overnight tours, but aren’t able to make any of your scheduled dates. What are our options?

Depending upon our schedule, we may be able to add or shift dates. Please contact us with which tour you are interested in and which dates you are considering. Custom multi-days can be arranged APR-OCT depending on availability.

Overnight Guest Experiences with Dreamland Safari Tours

We did a two night trip to White Pocket featuring Cody York teaching astro-photography. This is our third trip with Dreamland to White Pocket, so this speaks volumes about our love for the location and our respect for the company. As before, the service provided by Dreamland was exceptional and making an attempt at astro-photography with the incredibly knowledgeable and patient Cody York was rewarding. The Dreamland team consisted of Cody, another professional photographer, one of the owners, and Robert (an excellent chef and willing photo model). The team worked very well together and made the overall experience very memorable. Kudos to Robert for making delicious dinners of chicken, steak and salmon. We had one night of unseasonably cold weather, and we appreciated having our water bottles filled with hot water to tuck in our sleeping bags. We love this area and Dreamland is superb. We’re scheduled for trip #4 with Dreamland in October!

Jann01 – April 2023
TripAdvisor

If you’re in the Kanab area a Dreamland Safari tour is a must! And if you’re not planning a trip yet, put it on your list. Everyone should see these places at least once in their lifetime. They rival the national parks. Dreamland guides are truly the best. We had 2 tours with Maddi, 2 tours with Andrea and 1 tour with Mel. These guides know the area and navigate the roads like the back of their hands. They made us feel like our comfort, safety and enjoyment of the trips was their top priority. They helped navigate the trails and got us to the picture perfect spots I had hoped for. These guides work so hard and make it seem easy. I am so grateful for what they do and the services they provide. Such genuine people and we so enjoyed our week with them, and already can’t wait to go back. They all live in the area and care for the land – they provide tours in a manner that protects and respects the beauty of it. Two of our tours were overnights, which I was a bit nervous for as we hadn’t slept in a tent in a very long time. They made us feel completely at ease and pampered (Thank you Maddi and Andrea!). And even for the avid campers/outdoors people, I’d highly recommend getting to these places with Dreamland as the roads are difficult and remote – yet again they make it look easy. Andrea, Maddi and Mel – thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Mermaidgalit – October 2022
TripAdvisor

My boyfriend and I did the overnight tour of White Pocket on 9/3. White Pocket is so unique and such a cool place to explore and take photos! Our guides Mel and Kieran were AWESOME! They are so knowledgeable, fun, pleasant and just great to be around. They took care of every detail from beginning to end. From the driving (which is not an easy drive), setting up camp, the cooking, clean up, and then breaking everything down the next morning and driving us home. A lot of work! Not to mention the wealth of information you get from these two! And I have to give a shout out to Marjorie who did all the prep work, from shopping for food and ensuring our sleeping gear was clean and I’m sure a lot of other stuff. We had tons of food and beverages! When we arrived at the pocket Kieran orientated us, gave us photo tips, and then we got to explore on our own. Dinner of salmon and steak was waiting when we got done. The next morning more exploring and photo taking on our own and came back to and awesome breakfast. We had so much fun and will never forget this experience! Thank you Mel, Kieran and Marjorie for all you did to make our time at White Pocket so comfortable and memorable! You guys rock! Louise and Kevin

Louise F – September 2022
TripAdvisor

Maddie was an excellent guide, and Dreamland’s prices are very reasonable. The best part was being able to stay overnight without having to set up / take down the campsite or cook. Everything was taken care of.
Toroweap is a beautiful place and a different experience than you will get anywhere else at the Grand Canyon. Just be ready for the long and rough ride out and back. Even at that, Maddie was an experienced driver and negotiated the 4WD roads well.
I recommend both the location and Dreamland to take you there.

Dough Vaughn – June 2022
TripAdvisor

The entire tour was wonderful, from being picked up in Kanab to being dropped off 24 hours later back at the Dreamland tours office in Kanab. There was no favorite part, everything was the very best. The scenery, the tour guides, the food, the accommodations, and even the weather. Our tour guides were Maddie and Robert, and friendlier more helpful people could never be found. They made the tour so very friendly and helpful and knowledgeable. This is my second visit to White Pockets and i’m considering taking another overnight there in the fall. Thank you Dreamland Tours and Thank you Maddie and Robert. You are the best.

rguynn – May 2022
TripAdvisor

Alstrom Point is a desert photographer’s paradise: sought-after yet hard to access with  expansive views of Lake Powell, Gunsight Butte, and the magnificent landscape of Glen Canyon. 

Overnight Toroweap Photography Tour

While Alstrom Point is technically accessible year-round (barring major storms that wash out the road), fall and spring are the best seasons for this Lake Powell photography overnight adventure.  Alstrom Point offers minimal shade and is often subject to extreme heat during the summer months, making summer visits not advisable. During the winter, night-time temperatures can dip below freezing.  Yet from March through May and late September through early November,  pleasantly warm day-time temperatures are usually complemented by cool but enjoyable nighttime conditions. 

Let our experienced guides take you camping on the edge of Lake Powell so you can enjoy sunset, sunrise, and night-time photography from this famous viewpoint. This tour includes: 

  • Plenty of time to enjoy this remote Lake Powell viewpoint
  • Optimal Photographic timing to capture sunset, sunrise, and beautiful night skies.
  • Excellent home-cooked meals for dinner and breakfast. No lunches included.
  • Comfortable camp environment with toilet, tables, chairs, tents, air mattresses, sleeping bags, and down comforters when cold.
  • Safe, comfortable 4×4 transportation on rough dirt roads. 
  • Wilderness First Responder guide and satellite messenger in case of emergency.

Our Alstrom Point overnight adventure can be booked year-round as a private tour (starting at $1995 plus taxes and fees for groups of 1-3 individuals). In addition, we offer one publicly available Alstrom Point overnight each spring and fall. If you wish to book this tour click the “Book Now” button below to get started with online booking or give us a call at 435-644-5506. 

A note about astro photography at Alstrom Point: spring dates with a bit of moon are ideal – due to the enormousness of the foreground you need moonlight to light the scene.

 

2024 DATES

April 21-22
October 6-7

 

 

Fully Guided Tour

Photography Paradise!

Interesting Geology!

Other Remote North Rim Grand Canyon Tours

Toroweap / Tuweep Tour

Toroweap with Rock Art and Lava Tube

Itinerary

Day 1

12:00pm – Guests meet at at 406 E 300 S, Kanab, UT 84741, next door to the Travelodge. They may leave cars or extra bags here. Please eat lunch before you come.

3:00pm – Arrival at Alstrom Point. Guide orients the group to the rim area prior to setting up camp and preparing dinner.  Guests have free time until dark/dinner.

Golden hour / sunset / blue hour – Time for Sunset photography.

9:15pm – Dinner (late dinner allows for sunset photography until dark; during the summer months, an early dinner pre-golden hour can also be arranged.)

10:00pm til bedtime – Clean up, campfire, discussion, relaxation, astronomy, star photos

Day 2

5:00am – Wake up call, coffee and muffins

6:30 – 7:30am – Sunrise photography

8:00am – Full cowboy breakfast

8:30am – Guide packs up while guests explore the area around camp

9:30am – Depart Alstrom campground

by 1:00pm – Arrive in Kanab

About Alstrom Point

 Alstrom Point has long been dubbed the most beautiful overlook of Lake Powell. It has been featured in Planet of the Apes and in music videos by John Bolton and Britney Spears.  It’s the thing that adventure dreams are made of: expansive views of a sculpted desert sandstone landscape; complicated red rock canyons interlaced by Lake Powell’s sparkling blue; all framed by infinite skies and 10,000ft Navajo Mountain, sacred peak of the Diné people.  

With this heady promise of the ultimate Southwest experience – how come that Alstrom Point is not more widely known?  The answer is simple: remoteness, ruggedness, and a complete lack of infrastructure.  At Alstrom Point you will find rocky roads cutting unlikely lines across a windswept plateaus.  You will find sun-torched mesas and unlikely blue skies. What you won’t find are railings, manicured picnic areas, or bathroom facilities. That’s why we invite you to join us to experience Alstrom Point’s magic in the most appealing way: with comfortable transport, camps & comfort food all taken care of by Dreamland Safari Tours’ caring, expert guides. All you have to bring is your camera and a toothbrush – we take care of the rest, from a portable toilet to camp chairs, meals, tents and freshly laundered sleeping bags & pillows, just for you. 

 

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