Vermilion Cliffs / White Pocket Workshop

Dates - October 20-23, 2017

Investment - $995 ($495 Initial Payment)
Transportation Included

Availability - Limited to 4 people


This workshop will be a camping trip into the incredible Vermilion Cliffs, where the Wave and White Pocket are located. We will be photographing the otherworldly rock formations, and going into the worlds longest slot canyon.


Oct 20th - We will meet in Kanab, UT for dinner at 7pm

Oct 21st - In the morning we will meet at the BLM Field Office in Kanab at 8:30am to apply for the lottery for the Wave, there is no guarantee that we will get a permit, it is likely that we will not. We will also apply for a permit in South Coyote Buttes, which we are more likely to get. We will then make the drive out to White Pocket for the night where we will photograph sunset, and the night sky if conditions allow. We will camp at the trailhead for White Pocket. 

Oct 22nd - We will rise early to photograph sunrise at White Pocket. If we have a permit for the Wave, we will drive here and make the long hike for late afternoon and sunset photographs. Or we will drive to South Coyote Buttes for sunset. We will camp at the Stateline campground.

Oct 23rd - In the morning we will drive to Buckskin Gulch and spend the day exploring this incredible slot canyon. In the afternoon we will return to Kanab, at which time you are free to go.


  • 4x4 Transportation
  • Small group of 4 maximum
  • Water
  • Stove
  • Dinner meals


  • Backpack, tent, sleeping pad, clothes. I will follow up with a list of recommended gear and where to acquire it.
  • Food for breakfast and lunch


Fall in the Southwest is generally a very pleasant experience in the 60's, hotter temperatures may occur, along with the possibility of snow. Mornings are cold, so be prepared for any conditions, including rain. 

Buckskin Light


You must be in good physical condition for this workshop! If we get a permit for the Wave, the hike is 8 miles round trip over slickrock and sandy conditions, but there is not much elevation gain. Buckskin Gulch requires scrambling over a chockstone to get into the best area of the canyon, you must be able to jump up and boost yourself up onto the rock. Most people in good condition will have no problem with this.  

Please contact David if you have any doubt about your physical abilities before signing up.


Lodging for the first night in Kanab is not included.


You are responsible for getting to Kanab, UT, after that we will be traveling as a group in our 4x4 vehicles. You are welcome to follow along in your own vehicle if preferred, as long as it is a capable 4x4 (please ask first).


McCarran International Airport (LAS), located in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the closest major airport to Kanab. Driving from Las Vegas to Kanab takes roughly four hours. (Please note Kanab is on Mountain time, an hour later than Nevada, which is on Pacific time.)


David is certified as a Wilderness First Responder to give care in emergency situations.