This post is in partnership with Dreamland Safari Tours.
We hit our 10th state this year while on our Southwestern Tour this past week in Utah. I can’t believe we made it to Utah! Normally, our travels keep us within the Midwest, South, and East. But, not this time.
Monday morning, we drove up to Kanab, Utah from Las Vegas, Nevada to take a Dreamland Safari Adventure Tour. Our tour consisted of the popular Mystical Slot Canyon Tour combined with the Dinosaur Tracksite Tour at Moccasin Mountains. And, with me having two, young boys, who are active and love dinosaurs, this was the perfect, half day tour; truly a family educational adventure!
Since we did not stay overnight in Kanab, there was no need for us to be picked up from a hotel. Instead, I followed my GPS and arrived right at Dreamland Safari Tours located at 4350 E. Mountain View Drive, Kanab, Utah 84741. Once we arrived, we were warmly greeted by our guide for the day, Brent. He was so patient with the boys and answered all of their questions during the tour which was truly appreciated. (Thank you, Brent!)
After completing our waiver and getting loaded up, we headed off to pick up two other ladies, who were joining us for the Mystical Slot Canyon part of the tour. After picking them up, we headed right towards the canyon, driving through some of the deepest and vibrant sand I have ever traveled through.
Once we parked, our adventure began.
Mystical Slot Canyon
After a brief walk, we were greeted by the beautiful red and orange colored canyon, where we trekked through it taking the most amazing photographs. While the hiking difficulty is extremely low, there are plenty of opportunities to increase the difficulty of your hike, if you choose.
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
As our Mystical Slot Canyon Tour ended, we headed towards the Coral Pink Sand Dunes. This made me completely happy because I didn’t know that it was a part of the tour and I had already made plans to venture this way after our tour was over. However, since it was included in the tour, there was no need to venture back.
After we learned about how the sand dunes change colors, smelled the wild sage, and learned about the various steps of the White Cliffs of Utah that could be seen from Coral Pink Sand Dunes, we headed towards the vast Jurassic Desert of Moccasin Mountain to become paleontologists for a while.
Dinosaur Tracksite at Moccasin Mountain
As we arrived at Moccasin Mountain, we headed to the informational boards which gave interesting facts about ancient dinosaurs and the tracks that were discovered. Following this, we went to seek out as many tracks as we could.
Initially, I thought all of the dinosaur tracks would be huge, but boy was I wrong! Some of the dinosaur tracks are as small as little chicken feet, while others we huge enough to step inside.
The tour was absolutely perfect for my 11-year-old as he was able to quickly spot the various dinosaur tracks.
As we ended the 4.5 hour adventure tour and headed back to our car, we learned other interesting facts about Kanab, such as learning about Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the White Cliffs of Utah, cattle herding, public land, and even seeing where many of the old western movies and episodes were filmed such as The Lone Ranger.Again, this is truly a family educational adventure!
This particular tour of the Mystical Slot Canyon combined with the Dinosaur Tracksite Tour at Moccasin Mountain is 4.5 hours long. While no lunch is provided, snacks and water are. The cost for Adults are $135 and Children 15 and under are $67.50.
For other tour offerings, please visit Dreamland Safari Tours.
P.S. Don’t Forget
Stay hydrated while out on the tour, kindly tip your tour guide, and if you are traveling with children like I always do, keep a close eye on them, and have fun!