My sister and I volunteered at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah and Jeff generously took us and our outing dog, Sun, out to White Pockets and we had a GREAT TIME!!! I am a professional hiking guide myself and I know how to recognize a company that is professional, prepared, safe, knowledgeable, and environmentally ethical--and American West Scenic Adventures is all that and more. Thanks Jeff for a great day with Sun and my sister.
We had a great day in White Pocket with our guide Jeff. We were quite satisfied about his professional help. The scenery in White Pocket is awesome, and it is worth spending a whole day in it. White Pocket combines buttes, wavy colorful rocks, little ponds, dinosaur footprints together. You can enjoy beyond what South Coyote and the Wave have given to you. The road to White Pocket is super rough, so you must have a 4X4 vehicle to take you in there, or your car will be get stuck. However, the best way to go there is asking for a guide. Our guide Jeff was friendly, professional and helpful, he was trying his best to keep everyone pleased and fun during the journey.
Three of us joined guide Jeff on an all-day adventure to explore White Pocket. Although the Wave gets all the hype, White Pocket is just as spectacular and more accessible. The variety of geologic formations is incredible! We couldn't have asked for better weather: cloudless blue skies and close to 50 degrees. We started the hike wearing light jackets, but by the end, we were all in short sleeves. Perfect! Jeff did a great job explaining the science behind the formations and allowing us to explore at our own pace. Plenty of photo ops. We can't wait to come back. Thanks Jeff!P.S. Ask Jeff to show you the dinosaur tracks!
I went with a friend on a tour to White Pocket with Jeff on October 30. First of all, I would NOT attempt this trip on your own, no matter how rugged of a vehicle you have! It was well worth the price of the tour to have Jeff expertly navigate the bumpy unmarked road with deep holes full of sand. But his tour was far more than driving you from point A to point B. He had a wealth of knowledge about the area and its history and geography, plus some excellent suggestions on where to venture once you are at White Pocket to get the best angle for photos (and he even offered to take many photos of me with my camera). He is also a very interesting person and I enjoyed talking to him during the long drive. I would highly recommend this tour over other operators that may be cheaper but just act as a means of transportation
September 2017. What an amazing day. Tour was awesome. Jeff is knowledgable and was an over all awesome guide. My husband and I had a wonderful day. Thank you one million times over...We got the photo for our Christmas card...you are also a great photographer. Was a great time and will take tour with you as our guide next time through Kanab...South Coyote Buttes is calling our names... Judy & Dave Weiss
The trip with Jeff was very great. He gave us very interesting information and he was very helpful an funny. Apart of that we receive a couple of tips regarding our further travel (eg visiting capital reef), the coockis and the small Harley trip remain in our memories. Thank you for a great trip!
Beata and Andrea
My girlfriend did a bunch of research for the best White Pocket tours and left it to me to decide who to go with. Well, having no knowledge of White Pocket beforehand, I focused on price =) . Hands-down, this was the best option based on the list she gave me. I read all the Tripadvisor reviews and everyone had great things to say...so I said, "why not." Well you can rest assure that sometimes in life, when honest people provide personalized service and aren't looking to rip you off, you get the most bang-for-your buck adventure of your lifetime. Jeff was super accommodating for moving our trip from a morning to afternoon trek out to White Pocket. He brought along cliff bars, tangerines, and water for us and provided great conversation throughout the trip. While out at White Pocket, he let us take as many photos as we wanted and provided great knowledge of the area and it's geologic magnificence. While heading back at night, my girlfriend had never been out in an area so dark before, so we stopped twice to look at stars off the side of the road. Just on customer service alone, Jeff provided A++ service. For an awesome tour that beats anyone out there, you have to go with Jeff and his company!
Could not have asked for a better tour! Jeff was so considerate and pleasant. He thought of everything, answered all our questions and let us take all the time we wanted. He was upbeat the whole day, the vehicle was very comfortable, and we will absolutely call American West Scenic Adventures and ask for Jeff on our next outing in the area.
Vielen Dank an Jeff. Wir hatten einen wirklich tollen Tag mit Dir in den White Pockets. Dein Rundgang durch die White Pockets mit uns war bestens geplant und wirklich toll. Wir möchten uns auch für die sehr guten Fotoideen bedanken. Die Spots waren wirklich hervorragend.
(Many thanks to Jeff. We really had a wonderful day together with you on our White Pocket tour. Your roundtrip through the white pockets with us was very well prepared and awesome. We also want to thank you for the good ideas for taking pictures. The spots you have showed were breathtaking.)
Jeff was a great guide on our tour to the South Coyote Buttes! I'm one to do extensive research and look at reviews before booking and there is a reason he has all 5 stars, believe me you won't be disappointed. My wife and I had the tour to ourselves so there weren't 20 other people tagging along which made it a much more enjoyable experience. Jeff came and picked us up early in the morning at our hotel and took us to this awesome bakery in Kanab to grab a quick breakfast and get some lunch sandwiches (to go) for later in the day. Jeff is extremely knowledgeable with the area so we never felt unsafe and had full confidence in him. He goes over all the safety precautions and even met us the day before the hike at the BLM office to make sure we had our permits squared away. I have nothing but positive things to say about our tour and would HIGHLY recommend any tour of the area to be through Jeff @ American West Scenic Adventures!! Thanks again Jeff, you were awesome!!
What a great tour by American West Scenic Adventures. It was an outstanding day trip to White Pocket on May 27th. Their knowledge of the area along with their overall experience helped make our group tour (5 people) very rewarding experience. It was a comfortable ride and enjoyable tour of this beautiful part of Southern Utah. I will use their services again..
I take my hat off to American West Scenic Adventures for helping to provide an outstanding experience on our May 27, 2017 tour of White Pocket in Southern Utah. They provided a safe and rewarding opportunity to enjoy this beautiful part of Southern Utah. Their knowledge of the area along with their overall experience helped make our day a very rewarding experience. I would use their services again, given the opportunity.
Thanks to Jeff, I was able to experience a wonderful day at White Pockets! I can cross this off my bucket list. Jeff leads a knowledgable tour through the beautiful rock formations that are truly indescribable to experience! An added bonus on the day of my tour was Shawn (another guide) coming along for the ride! Getting there was half the fun!
I have a passion for photography and Jeff allows ample time for photographic opportunities. Thank you again for such a great experience guys!
Jeff picked us up at our RV park, got us safely to and from White Pocket, and entertained us along the way. White Pocket is amazing, and Jeff knows all the good spots. It's a difficult road out with lots of deep sand and Jeff knew how to get us out and back safely and not bogged down in the sand. It was a wonderful trip and we'll do another one with Jeff when we're next in the area.
Jeff came highly recommended by our hotel receptionist. He surprised us by coming down to our hotel personally to meet us, and he was really accommodating to our needs - our plans were still unconfirmed as we still had to get permits for South Coyote Buttes (SCB), but we knew we had to start bright and early at 7:30 am due to our schedule.
We did get the SCB permits, but thanks to the winter storm (Helena) the night before, Kanab was all covered in snow (on 6 Jan 2017). Jeff cautioned us about the conditions at SCB due to the snow / ice and recommended White Pockets instead. The recommendation was spot on.
We had a unique experience at White Pockets (Jeff told us there usually isn't that much snow) and a great time with Jeff (we loved hearing his stories, interesting facts about the area, and the photo ops he pointed out to us).
We'll definitely be back to Kanab. We know who we will look for to guide us around, of course.
We were supposed to go to White Pocket today, but we had to turn back due to bad road conditions. :( It wasn't anyone's fault though and Jeff made a good call with that one because we wouldn't want to get stuck in the snow. It says a lot about a tour company when they prioritize safety over the prospect of earning money by pushing through with the tour no matter what. He didn't make us pay and even offered us a free tour next time, which is really above and beyond what is necessary. A++ for customer service!
In addition, Jeff was a great guide. He picked us up from our hotel on time. And even though the drive was quite long, it wasn't dull because he's really easy to talk to and he's very knowledgeable about the places that you pass through on the way. Because our tour was cancelled, we had to figure out what to do with the rest of our day. Jeff suggested alternative activities for us and even help us sign up for the tour at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.
Thanks again, Jeff!
A long time friend of mine has been wanting an trying to hike "The Wave" for several years but with no luck on line. So I agreed to go with him during the worst rain/snow storms to see if we could get in on the lottery. After losing on first day I called Jeff at American West Scenic Tours and he came to our hotel to discuss options. Any trip to a trail head in bad weather requires 4 wheel drive. He suggested White Pocket and it was great. His knowledge and fantastic 4 wheeling skills made the hike very enjoyable. We won "the Wave " lottery and his employee Shawn took us there. The trail was a muddy mess but he got us there for an incredible hike. Wow great people, safety conscious and excellent service. Thanks!!