Mesmerizing explorations of beautiful South Central Utah

4-hour photography experience

Small groups guaranteed

The sunburnt canyons of southern Utah have captivated photographers for decades. Let the vast spectrum of colors, intriguing vectors, and complex textures direct your lens to new realms as we guide you to rarely seen locations. Come join our photographic adventure and capture the grand expanses ahead of you.

$195 per person | Half day (4 hours) | Small Groups

Trip Details

Price

$195 per person*
*Minimum day rate of $390 for solo travelers if not joining another group


Departure time

Depends on location and season (confirmed upon booking)


Meeting point

Hanksville, Utah


Availability

March through November


Duration

Half day (4 hours)


Group size

2-8


Experience level

No previous experience required
This trip is suitable for beginners of all ages who enjoy an active, adventurous, and educational outdoor experience. Adult participants should be able to carry a pack weighing 10-20 pounds.


Difficulty rating

1

Level 1
  • Activity:
    • Hiking: Easy hiking on well maintained trails
    • Canyoneering: Easy hiking and scrambling using hands and feet for balance and support A rope may be used for handlines, belays, rappels and lowering packs
  • Distances: Hike up to 2 miles
  • Surfaces: Easy terrain
  • Elevation Change: Little to none. Short sections of uphill travel.
Level 2
  • Activity:
    • Hiking: Easy to moderate hiking
    • Canyoneering: Easy to moderate hiking and scrambling using hands and feet for balance and support. A rope may be used for handlines, belays, rappels and lowering packs.
  • Distances: Hike up to 3 miles
  • Surfaces: Flat or rolling terrain with some steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
  • Elevation Change: Up to 600 ft/day
Level 3
  • Activity:
    • Hiking: Moderate, off-trail hiking on rugged trails
    • Canyoneering: Moderate, sustained, climbing and scrambling using hands and feet. A rope is required for handlines, belays, rappels and lowering packs
  • Distances: Hike up to 6 miles
  • Surfaces: Rolling or mountainous terrain with some steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
  • Elevation Change: Up to 1200 ft/day
Level 4
  • Activity:
    • Hiking: Difficult, off-trail hiking on rugged, technical terrain
    • Canyoneering: Difficult, sustained, climbing and scrambling using hands and feet. A rope is required for handlines, belays, rappels and lowering packs.
  • Distances: Hike up to 10 miles
  • Surfaces: Rugged, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
  • Elevation Change: Up to 3000 ft/day
Level 5
  • Activity:
    • Hiking: Very difficult, off-trail hiking on rugged, technical terrain
    • Canyoneering: Very difficult, sustained, climbing and scrambling using hands and feet. A rope may be used for handlines, belays, rappels and lowering packs. May require advanced canyoneering techniques including guided rappels, multi-pitch rappels, complex ropework difficult pothole escapes, and advanced problem-solving and anchor building.
  • Distances: Hike up to 14 miles
  • Surfaces: Extremely rugged, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
  • Elevation Change: Up to 4000 ft/day

Solitude rating

5

  1. Expect to be around other hikers and travelers most of the time.
  2. Expect to have some solitude, as much as an hour at a time without seeing other groups.
  3. Expect several hours of solitude at a time.
  4. Expect to see no more than one or two groups on your trip.
  5. Expect to see no other hikers or travelers on your trip.

Included

  • Experienced and professional guides
  • Trail snacks and refreshments
  • State park entrance fees
  • Safety equipment, including a team first-aid kit and satellite messenger
  • A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, and informative as you’d like

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Transportation to trailhead
  • Gratuity for your guide

What to bring

  • Camera equipment
  • Layered clothing
  • Comfortable, sturdy footwear
  • Sun protection
  • Small backpack
  • Water bottles or bladder
  • Headlamp or flashlight

A full packing list will be sent upon booking.

What Lies Ahead of You

Photoshoots at stunning off the beaten path locales

Opportunities to learn tips on how to get that perfect sunrise shot

Intimate and personalized experience assured with a maximum of 8 guests

Start your day right or end it on a high in one of Utah’s top destinations


Snap the Perfect Shot

Experience beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the best viewpoints in the national park. Venture deep into this vast and remote wilderness where you’ll be able to capture perfect photos. The evolution of subtle hues of color cast upon intricately sculpted sandstone cliffs during sunrise and sunset. Our creative and talented guides will provide technical and artistic advice to help you to memorialize the special moments.

Itinerary

With over six million acres of spectacular and awe-inspiring canyon country to explore, we have dozens of sunrise and sunset photography destinations to choose from.

Options include a rimrock vista at a red rock canyon system as breathtaking as the Grand Canyon. The primary difference of this canyon is that very few people know of its existence. This translates into a true wilderness destination at a canyon where solitude is actually protected, and where we rarely encounter other people.

Other options include a magnificent and otherworldly Mars-like landscape that gives you the feeling of visiting another planet. This unique and seldom-visited area is characterized by a spectacular labyrinth of colorful valleys, canyons, mesas and buttes offering intrepid photographers an incredible once in a lifetime experience.

Other Important Information

We offer multiple tours in the Utah wilderness. See where we guide!

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

No. This particular adventure is designed for all levels!

Wear clothes you can move in and don’t mind if they get “worn-in” by the canyons. Make sure to bring enough layers in case of cool temperatures. For your feet, comfortable medium-weight hiking shoes or boots work best. You definitely need closed-toed shoes (no Chacos!) that you’ve worn before and broken in well.

Entrance fees and snacks are included in the price.

We are happy to include healthy, nutritious and delicious snacks on all of our outings. We typically bring a nut mix and dried fruit along with us. We welcome you to bring some snacks of your own if you’ve got something specific you’d like.

Please note: we are happy to accommodate vegetarian, vegan, kosher, and gluten-free diets—just get in touch with us, and we’ll chat about your needs!

Contact us for more information.

There is usually little to no signal where we tour. It’s the perfect time to unplug and truly enjoy nature! If you need to stay connected for a specific reason, please get in touch with us, and we’ll work together to get it sorted.

Have more questions? Head to our FAQ page to read more!

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