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Seeking Treasure Adventures

Kanab, UT, USA
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About Seeking Treasure Adventures
Seeking Treasure Adventures will guide you to natural treasures in the remote lands of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona (The Wave, Buckskin Gulch, South Coyote Buttes, White Pocket, to name a few). We offer exceptional personalized hiking, photographic and scenic tours. More than a tour, you will get an experience. We offer our guests the opportunity to step outside their comfort zone, to reconnect to the land and to nurture their inner wilderness. Immerse yourself in beauty and learn more about geology, archaeology, paleontology and local history with our experienced local guides. Enjoy the journey, take your time and be in awe on the trails less traveled... and back!
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Private White Pocket Vermilion Tour

White Pocket is a place so remote and amazingly unique that it can feel like you have stepped

into another realm where geology decided to bend the rules.

White Pocket's geological formation is made of a thin layer of white sandstone lumped up into

mounds and cracked into polygonal shapes, somewhat like dried out whipped cream. Under

this thin white layer reigns a chaos of yellow, orange and red swirls twisting upon each other. If

you are lucky enough to hike there after a summer thunderstorm, you will enjoy a myriad of

reflection pools, creating beautiful mirroring effects and infinite opportunities of otherworldly

pictures. It is definitely a visual paradise!
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7 to 9 hours
from $256.42

Private Buckskin Gulch Tour

There are as many metaphors to describe what locals call 'down in the Buckskin' as there are people who have been there. I choose the word 'in' because you are literally inside the walls of the world's longest slot canyon.

According to the Bureau of Land Management ('BLM') website, Buckskin Gulch is 16 miles long (around 26 km) from the Buckskin Trailhead to the Paria Canyon and over 500 feet (around 150m) deep at its confluence with the Paria River. There are places in the Buckskin where you are able to touch both canyon walls at the same time.

Buckskin Gulch is a photographer's and hiker's Mecca. Every corner you turn is changing continuously; the cliffs are water-and-wind-sculpted patterns of colors, light and shadows. You may also marvel and puzzle at the meanings of the rock writings (petroglyphs) from the early Archaic period (some are as old as 9,000 years).

It was voted one the top 10 hikes in the world by National Geographic Adventure Magazine a few years back.
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5 to 9 hours
from $256.42
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David S wrote a review Apr 19
Seattle, Washington3 contributions
Angie was very knowledgeable about White Pocket, a lot of fun, and did a great job navigating the road. That area is insanely cool. Sure, it felt at first like a consolation prize for not winning the Wave lottery but the sandstone there is sculpted by the wind into surreal shapes that makes it look like an alien art gallery. Unforgettable!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Nicole Z wrote a review Apr 14
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I sent a complaint against this tour company. The guide/ driver was smelling alcohol, hands shaking, told me she needed to keep her sunglasses on as she was very sensitive to light after LASIK surgery and it was a very cloudy morning. Well she was in No condition to drive us safely. She offers two options one of them the middle trail requires ropes and not be afraid of heights as you have to rappel to the bottom of the gulch and you better be able to pull yourself out as she is not strong enough to help you... great option to be left in the bottom of the gulch. The other option as her boss said that no one ever complained and he had taken people from 5-80 years old is the easy way by driving on house rock Valley road to Wire pas to the start of the trail. Anyone with a brain check out road condition here to avoid getting stuck. I stopped at BLM at Big water to inquire about this road condition as I was planning to go 4-5 miles down the road to find some beautiful colored hills and go to Maze rock art site. The person at the BLM assured me that the road was in excellent condition as she drove it the day before. So We would not have needed a guide. The access to the trail is excellent and the hike is pretty easy as much as it is beautiful. Anyone offered this two options will chose the easy trail. And end up paying a pretty penny for it. I feel I have been scammed as this was not the description you provided. This company takes advantage of people coming from various places who do not know the desert. I live in the Phoenix area for the last 28 years and I am an avid hiker. So I know the risks involved with the wilderness. So I hope you do not keep this company on your listing. I did not get proper information ( going into the gulch with ropes) to cancel in the required time (24 hrs).
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Yermo S, Owner at Seeking Treasure Adventures
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Nicole, Thank you for your review. We take guest grievances very seriously. Unfortunately even before the start of the tour, you decided that you did not need a guide and therefore did not want to experience our tour. Your allegations over our tour guide are totally unfounded. We meet with our guides before each tour and check the vehicles with them to make sure they are fully sanitized and ready to go. The alcohol smell may have emanated from our sanitation products and in no way was related to the guide. Buckskin Gulch is accessible via 2 main routes and we explain both options to guests who can choose depending on their abilities and preferences. While WirePass Trailhead is easily accessible when the road is in good condition, many people still choose to hire a guide for safety issues and also educational content. Our tours are much more than just taking guests to the trailhead as we offer extensive knowledge on the geology, history and wildlife while safely guiding the guests through the canyon. This review is defamatory at different levels and does not reflect in any way the services we provide to our guests who did experience our tours, as all other reviews can confirm.
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brandit2016 wrote a review Mar 2021
Salida, Colorado1 contribution
My 11 year old son and I loved our hike in the Buckskin Gulch with Yermo. We're avid outdoor folks with a lot of hiking experience and I initially wondered whether I really needed to hire a guide....I'm SO glad I did! First, there's no established trail to take you to the middle entrance point of the gulch (the most beautiful area)...but Yermo knows this area like the back of his hand and took us straight to it. Then to actually get into the gulch takes some semi-technical rock scrambling maneuvers with some significant exposure. I'm somewhat fearful of heights, but Yermo's expertise and clear communication made me feel very safe. He literally knows each and every foot and handhold on the rock face and with his guidance we both made it down pretty easily. And then the gulch itself!.....It is absolutely stunning! Picture can't do it justice. I felt like I had entered a special sacred world down there. It's really and experience like no other. As I said, we hike a lot, and this experience is absolutely one of my favorites and one I will never forget. Yermo knows endless information about the geology, flora, and fauna, and pointed out many interesting things we would have completely missed had we been on our own, including some beautiful rock art. I highly recommend this tour, and Yermo.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Sandra S wrote a review Mar 2021
Michigan City, Indiana113 contributions29 helpful votes
Fantastic day led by Jeff. This area offered great slot canyons with huge side walls, red and black rock, and fun walks in and out of the canyons. Then, we ended up on a side way of slick rock that had the yellow and pink and white stripes with views of snow capped mountains. Just fantastic. Jeff with very knowledgeable and helpful and friendly. Could not have asked for a better experience. Thanks Jeff!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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gisellegayer wrote a review Mar 2021
Houston, Texas8 contributions4 helpful votes
Great service and organization!!! We took a private tour to South Coyote Buttes on03/03/21 and, Angie Tilker , was an amazing tour guide . We reccomend Seeking Treasure Adventures if you want to have an unforgettable experience!!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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