White Pocket ATV Tour

Fully Guided Tour

Geology Hotspot

Photographer's Paradise

Get lost in otherworldly landscapes and walk over ancient geological formations that will blow your mind! Be part of a convoy of ATVs and zoom over sand dunes and backcountry trails in your quest to discover the mesmerizing White Pocket area. Feeling adventurous? Add-on a trip to the stunning South Coyote Buttes area (permit required) to really make a day of it and pack as much into your day as possible.

Highlights

Experience ancient geological formations and beautiful landscapes at White Pocket.

Have a fun and thrilling ATV driving experience.

Add on an optional visit to the stunning South Coyote Buttes area.

Capture photographs of a lifetime throughout the tour.

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Trip Details

Price:

Pricing is based on group size and vehicle selection, and is calculated during the booking process.
Price guide:
• 2 person ATV: $450
• 4 person ATV: $525
• 1 4WD Pickup (up to 5 people):$450 ($50 each additional person, max. 5 people)

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Once you book a full-priced ATV (at the highest rate), subsequent machines are priced at a discounted rate:
• 2 person ATV Discounted Rate: $350
• 4 person ATV Discounted Rate: $400
• All prices are subject to Utah Sales Tax (7.95%)
• Select the “ride-along” option at the time of booking if you’d prefer your guide to do the driving.


Departure Times:

Our standard departure time is 7:30 am but this is flexible depending on your needs and interests


Meeting Point:

• If you are in Kanab, Utah, meet at our office (681 Chinle Drive, # 2, Kanab, Utah 84741) and we’ll transport you, along with the ATVs, to the tour departure point.

• If you’re coming from Page, Arizona we will organize a junction meeting point where your guide will meet you and transport you, along with the ATVs, to the tour departure point.


Availability:

Year-round, Monday to Saturday.


Tour Duration:

8-9 hours (this includes all travel time).

• Your Permit! You will not be granted access if you forget to bring it.
• A gallon of water to maintain safe hydration levels and a transportable lunch packed with high energy snacks and a filling sandwich.
• Good quality, comfortable walking shoes with ankle support.
• Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.
• Your camera.


Maximum Group Size:

5 per tour guide, contact us for larger groups.


What To Bring:

• Comfortable, closed-toe shoes
• Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
• Your camera
• Small backpack for personal effects
• Packed lunch with a sandwich and high energy snacks (you can store it in our cooler).

Inclusions

*You are welcome to store them in our cooler.

Important Info

• Your guide will meet you and transport you, along with the ATVs, to the tour departure point, House Rock Valley Road (this takes 45 minutes), which accesses the trails that lead to White Pocket.
• We’ll bring along plenty of iced water but won’t provide lunch or snacks. We recommend that you bring along high energy snacks and a filling sandwich which you can store in our cooler.
• If you decide to add on a tour to South Coyote Buttes, you will need a permit. Read more about permits here

ATV Participation Requirements

• You’ll need to watch a safety video and sign an ATV/OHV waiver or a hiking waiver after booking this tour.
• The ATV machines we use are very safe and easy to use, think of them as small cars!
• You must be able to fasten the seat belt on the machine.
Children are welcome onboard the ATVs but must use a car seat as required.
• You must be 18 and have a current, valid driver’s license to drive the ATV.
•If you are under 18 years of age, an adult must be present in the vehicle with you.
• The driver must be able to speak and understand English.

FAQs

Can I make this tour private?

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Yes! For an additional cost of $75 you can make this tour private. Just let us know at the time of booking.

How much hiking does this tour include?

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This tour contains some hiking at White Pocket. Each of our tours is flexible to the needs and desires of the group; you can choose how much or how little hiking you would like to do.

Are the ATVs safe to drive and can anyone drive them?

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The ATV machines are extremely safe to drive and are fully insured, think of them as little cars! You can read more about the ATV participation requirements in the Important Info section.

How can I get a permit to visit South Coyote Buttes?

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You will need to apply online or in person for the chance to gain a permit. Click here to read more about how to obtain a permit.

Is this tour suited for you?

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This tour is suitable for everyone! Including children, young families and groups. Just take note of the participation requirements for the ATVs and note there is some hiking involved at White Pocket.

Is lunch included?

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Lunch is not included, please bring along your own packed lunch and we will happily store it for you in our cooler. Note that we will bring along plenty of chilled bottled water.

What happens if my tour is cancelled?

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In the extremely rare case of this tour being cancelled, it would be due to unsafe weather conditions. We will work with you to arrange another tour date or offer a full refund.

Transport Yourself to Another World on Our White Pocket Tour


White Pocket is a destination like no other, completely removed from civilization and other-worldly in its striking appearance.

They say the sandstone here tells stories, the way the rock swells and rolls across the landscape in smoky reds, oranges and whites is a sight (and experience) to behold- and getting there is half the fun!
We’ll pick you up at the meeting point and transport you, and the ATVs, to House Rock Valley Road where the adventure to White Pocket officially begins!
Together with your guide, race over backcountry sand trails and rugged terrain while taking in the views of the famous Grand Staircase as your convoy progresses towards White Pocket.

Once we arrive, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another planet! Freely explore this beautifully unusual area with your guide and learn about the special geology and rock formations that surround you; like the hexagonal white rocks and deep red curves brimming with colored swirls and textures, it really is a photographer’s paradise!

When we are finished exploring the area, we’ll get back in the ATVs and hit those sand trails again. Your guide will point out special points of interest along the way like Moqui Marbles and more views of the Grand Staircase, and happily help you with photos and any additional questions you have about the area.

To experience this trip to the max, add on an optional visit to the stunning South Coyote Buttes area (permit required).

Optional Add-On to South Coyote Buttes

This tour also has the option to add on a 1.5-2 hour trip to the South Coyote Buttes area. It is an additional $150 and requires a permit as the area is protected.
If you’re lucky and get a permit you’ll learn all about the area from your friendly guide, marvel at the teepee rock formations and explore other sites like Gumdrop Rock, Radio Tower, Cottonwood Cove, Pawhole and the “Mini Wave”.

Click here for full permit details.

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Online Permits

South Coyote Buttes online permits are available through their calendar system rather than the lottery. The calendar is viewable 3 months in advance and will indicate how many permits are available each day.

• You can apply online for $5 and then must pay an additional $5 per permit, per person. The $5 lottery entrance fee is non-refundable. Dogs are $5 each. Apply online here.
• A maximum of 6 people per application is allowed.
• If you plan on using our services as guides, choose Cottonwood as the Trailhead and enter Kanab Tour Company for the license plate number. Note that we operate Monday through Saturday.
• You do not need to obtain a permit for your guide as we carry our own guiding permissions from the Bureau of Land Management.
• If you are lucky and obtain a permit, it will be mailed to you at the address on your application. You can then call us and schedule a tour.

Coyote Buttes South Applications:

In-Person Lottery

This is a nail-biting event held at the Bureau of Land Management Visitor Center in Kanab. Here, crowds from 50-250 people gather every morning during the high season (5 days/week during the slower season) to put their names into the draw for 10 permits.
The room is dead quiet as everyone awaits their fate. Each application is assigned a number, and old-fashioned wooden BINGO balls are placed into a roller cage representing each number. The Bureau of Land Management employee will roll the cage around until a ball drops. They will announce the number, and there will generally be cheers from somewhere in the room.

• During the spring, summer and fall months, the in-person lottery is held 7 days a week, the day before your preferred hike date. During the winter months, the lottery is held Monday-Friday, the day before your preferred hike date, with Friday’s drawing allotting permits for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
• The Drawing is held at 10:00 am (MT).
• There is no lottery entrance fee when applying in person, you’ll just need to pay the $5 per permit, per person if you are lucky enough to be selected. Dogs are $5 each.
• If you plan on using our services as guides, choose Cottonwood as the Trailhead and enter Kanab Tour Company for the license plate number. Note that we operate Monday through Saturday.
• You do not need to obtain a permit for your guide as we carry our own guiding permissions from the Bureau of Land Management.
• If you’re planning ahead, we can apply in person for you with our “stand-in service.” The cost of this is $50. If your party is lucky at the lottery, you will also need to pay $5 per permit, per person.
• We can stand-in for a maximum of five people. The “stand-in service” fee may be applied to our guiding services, whether it be to the Wave or any other area. The $50 is non-refundable if you are unlucky in selection. Contact us for more info about this service.
• Permits are available year-round and can be easier to obtain in the winter.