Buckskin Gulch is one of the largest slot canyons and unless you know your way around, you may miss out on seeing some of the best parts of the canyon. This Buckskin Gulch Private Tour from Kanab takes you into the slot canyon with a guide who knows the greatest areas to take photos. Plus, you'll see some of the petroglyph rock writings from the early Archaic period.
Hike to one of the world's largest slot canyons, Buckskin Gulch in Utah
A private tour takes you and just your group, allowing you to avoid crowds
Get great opportunities along the way for awesome photos
Stay cool with air-conditioned rides to and from the canyon and bottled water
3-person minimum to book a tour
Meeting And Pickup
Paria Contact Station
2040 Long Valley Rd, Kanab, UT 84741, USA
Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
1/1/2022 - 12/31/2023
Monday - Sunday : 05:00 AM - 10:00 AM
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
7 hours • Admission Ticket Included
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:What type of vehicle is used during the Private Buckskin Gulch Tour?
A:You will be driven to the trailhead in a top-notch, high-clearance vehicle (either a lifted Toyota Tacoma OR a lifted Hummer 2.) Both have been specifically enhanced for rough, deep sand roads and carry extra tires and repair equipment.
Q:How much hiking is involved during the Private Buckskin Gulch Tour?
A:This tour covers a distance of 4-10 miles, depending on the route taken.
Q:How strenuous is the Private Buckskin Gulch Tour?
A:This depends on the route taken. You may choose between Wire Pass (Easy to Moderate) or the Middle Route (Moderate to Strenuous.) Your guide will assist you in making an informed decision to assure you have the best experience possible.
Q:Can I participate in the Private Buckskin Gulch Tour if I am not an experienced hiker?
A:Yes, however, it's recommended that all participants have a moderate physical fitness level.
Q:Is the Private Buckskin Gulch Tour appropriate for children?
A:Children are allowed, however they should be age-appropriate for the difficulty of the hike they are taking. Be sure to indicate any children's age(s) in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Q:What should I wear on the Private Buckskin Gulch Tour?
A:Clothing should be suitable for hiking and allow freedom of movement. Well-fitting hiking shoes are best. In the summertime, light long-sleeved shirts, a brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are ideal for sun protection.
Q:Can I bring my dog with me on the Private Buckskin Gulch Tour?
A:Yes - dogs are welcome, however, your dog must remain under your control at all times and be leashed (when required.) You are fully liable for your dog’s behavior. You will also be responsible for carrying water and packing out waste.
Q:Should I bring my camera with me on the Private Buckskin Gulch Tour?
A:Absolutely! Buckskin Gulch is a photographer's dream. Every corner you turn is changing continuously; the cliffs are water-and-wind-sculpted patterns of colors, light, and shadows. You will also see some amazing petroglyphs.
Q:Are bathrooms available during the Private Buckskin Gulch Tour?
A:Bathrooms are non-existent during the hike. 'Leave-no-trace' etiquette will be followed and explained by your guide. 'Wag Bags' will be provided for your convenience.
Q:How do you assure safety during the Private Buckskin Gulch Tour?
A:All guides are trained and experienced in the area. They monitor conditions (weather, roads, etc.) which may change very quickly, and adapt so that you can enjoy your tour. They are first aid certified and carry SPOT locators in case of emergencies.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Shahram_K, Sep 2021
Our tour guide Yermo was very knowledgeable, kids enjoyed learning about different plants, rocks and we even saw fossils! The experience was exhilarating, we enjoyed our tour of Buckskin Gulch very much. Yermo led us through the ancient Indian path into the canyon with ease. I would recommend anyone thinking of exploring buckskin to definitely do it with Yermo.
Shellie_M, Jun 2021
Guyermo took excellent care of us and was so informative. He made our experience very personal. Our family made a new friend.
Experience of a lifetime
Heather_N, Apr 2021
Yermo was an incredibly helpful, knowledgeable guide who showed us fascinating archeological items and sights during the hike to the canyon, including fossilized dinosaur tracks and petroglyphs. For the climb down into - and up out of - the slot canyon, he provided the right type of firm, specific instruction for my group of inexperienced climbers. There were only a few other people around during our hike to the slot canyon, and we got to experience the canyon itself with no one else there. Words cannot do justice to the otherworldly splendor and beauty of the canyon. Although the climbing was sometimes strenuous, that added a feeling of personal accomplishment to the experience. I am recommending this tour to everyone I know planning to travel to the area.
Scott_M, Nov 2020
We had a wonderful hike and our tour guide Jeff was a pleasure. The landscape was breathtaking. The length of the tour was a bit shorter than expected.
Camilla_S, Aug 2020
Gary was so knowledgeable about the area, he took us to an incredible area where we ate lunch. If you are looking for a social distancing hike. This is it!!!