Grand CircleTours is proud to offer exciting and safe hiking and photography tours to the Vermilion Cliffs, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Grand Canyon North Rim and Coral Pink Sand Dunes. Hiking and Photography Tours to: White Pocket, Coyote Buttes, The Wave, Buckskin Gulch, 1000 Pockets, Teepees, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Grand Canyon and Coral Pink Sand Dunes are great options for your consideration.
Vermilion Cliffs outstanding scenery, desert wildlife, colorful history, and opportunities for primitive recreation will remain free from the influence of man and are protected in this condition for future generations. Its 112,500 acres beckon adventurers who yearn for solitude, scenic splendor, and the chance to explore one of the most beautiful geologic formations in the world. Vermilion Cliffs is located in the heart of the Colorado plateau and unlike anything on earth. Nowhere exists a similar concentration of varied geologic phenomena. There is more sandstone in this area than anywhere on earth which makes it the number one choice for landscape photographers.
Tours to White Pocket, and South Coyote Buttes are primarily vehicle based tours while The Wave, Buckskin Gulch, 1000 Pockets and Teepees are hiking focused. We also offer a shuttle service for the self guided Paria Canyon and Buckskin Gulch hikes. The drivetime to White pocket is about 2.15 hours and South Coyote Buttes is 1.5 hours. Hiking trips to The Wave have a drive time of 1 hour and Buckskin Gulch is 1 hour. The hike to the Teepees leaves from the same trail head as South Coyote Buttes. If needed we will go over a "what to bring checklist" with you at the time of your booking.The hikes to Buckskin Gulch and the wave typically last about 5-6 hours as well as South Coyote Buttes. White Pocket is around 6-7 hours total. We provide food and drinks during the trip but you can also bring your own Camelback or water bottle as drinks are provided.
Grand Circle Tours is a 14 year BLM licensed company with safe enclosed vehicles and fully insured guides. Our number one goal is always safety as well as providing an outstanding day of nature and photography. Each of our trips will be very small in size in order to insure a personal experience in the Vermilion Cliffs. We currently offer VIP custom trips to any of the areas offered on our site and are available on request. In parting, Vermilion Cliffs is a place you can feel an incredible attraction to emotionally not unlike Sedona. The act of shooting here should be an expansion of your love of nature as well as photography. If you think only in technical terms on how to shoot this area you will miss out on a very powerful experience. Don't forget to slow down and enjoy! Thanks for your consideration.