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Goblin Valley
Goblin Valley
BackRoads 4WD Tour
Capitol Reef Hiking Tours
Capitol Reef Hiking tours
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Cathedral Valley Offroad
Cathedral Valley
Off-Road Tour
Capitol Reef Hiking Tours
Capitol Reef
Sunset Tours
Capitol Reef Dark Sky Photography
Capitol Reef
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Cathedral Valley/Temple of the Sun & Moon

Full day (6/7 hours)
We’ll hit alpine forests* or ford the Fremont River* and drive over the Bentonite Hills, stop at the South Desert Overlook and see Jailhouse Rock, talk about the geology and history of the area, stop at viewpoints along the way, visit the iconic Temples of the Sun and Moon, see geological oddities such as Glass Mountain, Gypsum Sinkhole and ancient lava flows. * depends on the route taken

Beautiful Tours without the Crowds

Travel with us gives you the opportunity to get away from the crowds and relax. We know all the roads “less traveled”, so our clients can experience the parks in peace. We strive to provide lifelong memories for our clients.

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  • Full Day
  • $580-$780

Goblin Valley Tour

We take the less traveled back roads in our luxury 4X4 vehicle to Goblin Valley for a unique one-day tour of some of Utah’s most interesting geologic formations.

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  • Half or Full Day
  • $340-$720

Cathedral Valley Tour

Join us for a drive through Capitol Reefs backcountry to a scenic paradise of desert landscapes in our luxury 4X4 vehicle through cathedrals, temples, ...

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  • 2 Hours
  • Starting at $260

Capitol Reef Sunset

Relax, unwind and enjoy an evening drive to see the beautiful sunset scenery that Capitol Reef offers.

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  • 3-6 Hours
  • Starting at $275

Capitol Reef Hiking Tours

Capitol Reef National Park has many beautiful trails to hike with varied levels of difficulty for all abilities and ...

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  • 2-6 Hours
  • Starting at $270

Capitol Reef Dark Sky Photography

Night Photography Trip Capitol Reef is a dark sky preserve and has some of the best views of the Milky Way.

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  • Full Day
  • $620-$820

Spooky and
Peek-A-Boo Tour

On Most Southern Utah Bucket Lists, You’ll Find The Local Favorite One-Two Punch Of Peek-A-Boo And Spooky Slot Canyons ...

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  • Full Day
  • $450-$650

Burr Trail/Waterpocket Fold Tour

Let us drive you down the colorful backroads of Capitol Reef along the Waterpocket Fold, the 100-mile-long geologic feature that defines ...

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  • Full Day
  • $520-$720

Zebra Canyon Tour

Zebra Slot Canyon is a beautifully colored water carved twisting slot canyon with pink and white striped Navajo ...

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Rachel Glazier
Rachel Glazier
2021-11-13
Wonderful Private Capitol Reef National Park Tour What an incredible way to visit and see Capitol Reef National Park. It was my first time in the area and this private tour was such a delight. Jason did a fantastic job driving and guiding us through the park and exploring various sites. (I would not have felt comfortable driving on my own and maneuvering the dirt backroads!) Jason was super accommodating and flexible with stops. He was very knowledgeable about the national park, geological features and history of the area. I had a really fun day and learned so much. I will cherish the memories I made for years to come. Can’t wait to come back to the area and go on another tour with Jason. So worth it!
Sienna P
Sienna P
2021-11-13
Best way to Experience Capitol Reef! This tour is the only way to truly experience Capitol Reef National Park and the surrounding area! There is no way we would have been able to physically or confidently navigate the 4x4 backroards by ourselves in our own vehicle, so we were so happy to have had a private guide to guide to take us there and provide such a memorable experience! I felt that I was in safe hands with Jason as he is an excellent navigator/driver and truly knows these roads like the back of his hand. If you are looking for an expert to show you the way, do all the technical driving in an outfitted vehicle, and tell you all about the history, geography and answer and question you may have, look no further than taking a tour with Waterpocket Adventure Company! Thanks Jason, I can't wait to come back down again!
HappyFloridaDancer
HappyFloridaDancer
2021-11-12
Great investment to maximize quality of the experience in Capital Reef area! Interesting 1/2 day private tour to Cathedral Valley. I was traveling alone from Florida through the “big five” national parks in Utah. I had taken several small group tours while in Moab, but there was another couple or party of three with me in the car so they were not private tours. I was looking for something like that at Capital Reef, but as it’s not as well known there is not that kind of demand there. This made the tour by far the most expensive one I took on my trip, as I paid the full price for only one person. However, my itinerary only had one night at Capital Reef so wanted to make the best use of my time so decided to go ahead and splurge. Soooooo glad I did!!! Jason takes a lot of pride in his craft, and gave me an incredible tour of this very beautiful and interesting area. I was originally hoping to take the afternoon tour the day I arrived to the area so that I could integrate his night time stargazing tour. Unfortunately, a snowstorm hit that day (in mid-October!). So had to postpone until the next morning. We saw the Temples of the Sun, Moon and Stars, the glass mountain (wild!), lava dikes, gypsum sink hole and even some dinosaur fossils. The scenery we drove through to get to and from the valley was also so beautiful. Really great day. Also enjoyed some excellent hot tea, and was offered snacks. I am hoping to get back to the area again, as Capital Reef has so much to offer. Definitely could be a destination for a several days trip in and of itself. Jason is so knowledgeable about the area. He offers other trips as well, Goblin Valley, Burr trail, etc. He can put together dining experiences in these remote areas! I hope to get back there for a trip with friends, plan ahead with Jason to put together some amazing experiences! Definitely stargazing. Jason has also taught photography so is a great resource person to help with photos. The tour was a great investment, as there is no way that I could have or would have seen so much on my own. These areas are very rugged, and you need a 4x4 vehicle for a lot of places. Definitely recommend for solo travelers, families, friends, couples, anyone. Thank you Jason for your expertise and experience which led to an unforgettable day for me!
Lisa D
Lisa D
2021-10-30
Best Guide Ever! With snow in the forecast, our arrival time questionable, and lack of secure booking ability at the location we were staying at, Jason was more than accommodating with us! Waterpocket Adventure Company is his personal business and he takes pride in making sure that this the best experience possible for your group. Pick up is convenient, at your hotel. Everything is thoughtfully organized for our full day private tour. Jason is extremely knowledgeable & considerate. Thank you, Jason, for your service to us on the tour & more importantly, thank you for your service to your country.
CA88
CA88
2021-10-08
Wonderful tour of Waterpocket Fold/Burr Trail We thoroughly enjoyed Jason's tour of this beautiful area. Jason was extremely knowledgeable and informative, and tailored the experience to our interests and to our capabilities as seniors. In addition to the gorgeous scenery, he took us to see dinosaur bones, and oyster shells from when Capitol Reef was an inland sea. He extended the tour at no charge to include some star-gazing time and was a charming dinner companion. He even gave us some tips on what to see the next day while returning to Salt Lake City for our flight home. Thanks Jason for one of the best, most enlightening, and most enjoyable tours we have had in our many travels all over the world!
Joyce R
Joyce R
2021-10-06
One of our best guides ever! Cathedral Valley 4WD Tour My husband and I, along with our two friends, took a half day 4WD tour of Cathedral Valley with Jason. He was extremely accommodating and respectful of our needs and special situations. Jason was an excellent guide and very familiar with the history and geology of the area. We couldn't have been more pleased and would heartily recommend doing a tour with him. He was very easy to talk to and knew just where to take the best photos. A really terrific day and time well spent!
dnottelmann
dnottelmann
2021-10-04
Excellent tour and guide of Capital Reef My husband and I took the private tour with Waterpocket. Jason was on time and picked us up at our hotel. The tour was not rushed at all and we found Jason to be respectful, friendly, accommodating and very knowledgeable of the area and geology. He stopped along the way to let us get out, take pictures and enjoy the beautiful sights. Cathedral Valley is truly a wonder and well worth the time. Snacks and water were provided as well. I highly recommend Jason and his company and would book with him again in a heartbeat. You won't be disappointed.
Chuck F
Chuck F
2021-09-28
Journey to the Temples of the Sun, Moon, and Stars This 5-hour trip took us through some absolutely amazing country with a wide variety of geological formations. Our guide, Jason, was very familiar with this area and very knowledgeable of the geology and history of the area. This was a very enjoyable journey through a unique region of the country. We visited the Capital Reef area about 20 years ago but missed this entire region. I'm glad that we came back and had the foresight to book a tour with Jason.
Joy B
Joy B
2021-09-21
Great, Private Capitol Reef Tour - Ask for Kevin! We had an amazing half day tour with Kevin! We were there after the monsoon the previous week, so he recommended we drive the upper Cathedral Valley. It was an awe-inspiring morning - visiting natural monuments, vistas and 4x4 driving through back country. We learned so much from Kevin about the park and area. He was kind, fun and so easy to be with. I'd recommend this tour for couples, families or friends looking for a more personalized experience. Capitol Reef is a "less-traveled" park, but offers such a special, untouched feel. Ask for Kevin!!
gnathosce
gnathosce
2021-09-17
Unique, Fantastic, Unworldly Going well beyond my expectations, this was a totally unique and fantastic private tour "first-time" experience. Jason Willard offers a lifetime of expertise in all aspects of a Capitol Reef tour. His remarkable knowledge includes not only where to go and how to safely get there but includes as much of the fascinating history and geology of the area as you would like to know. Jason is a native of the area and US Army Vet. This allows an exceptional level of courtesy and safety to this astonishing experience. From my vantage, this was more than reasonably priced