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Tours of Capitol Reef, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and more!

Based in Torrey, Utah

Jeep Tours of Capitol Reef, Stargazing Tours, Guided Hikes, and much more!

We are in our winter offseason until March 2024. Jeep and hiking tours are available on a limited basis, we require 48 hours notice to book. We are still building our 2024 schedule. Please contact us directly if you don't see the tour you'd like available on our calendar. Our public stargazing schedule and availability for 2024 is still unknown at this time.

FEATURED TOURS
Jeep Tours
Venture into the rugged, remote backcountry of Capitol Reef to the Temples of the Sun and Moon, Cathedral Valley, and Waterpocket Fold. This huge, wilderness park is tough to visit on your own, we make it a safe and enjoyable adventure!
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Stargazing
Enjoy one of the best night skies in the USA with our stargazing programs! See the Milky Way, and discover deep space objects in our telescope!
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Guided Hikes
Slot canyons, waterfalls, the best hikes of Capitol Reef, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and more
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Jeep Tours
Venture into the backcountry of Capitol Reef and Grand Staircase-Escalante - destinations include the Cathedral Valley, Waterpocket Fold, Bentonite Hills, Factory Butte, and more!
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Stargazing
Enjoy one of the best night skies in North America with our stargazing programs!
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Guided Hikes
Find the best hikes, and learn about the area!
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Photography Tours
Our guides share their experience and knowledge. If you're a photographer interested in getting that perfect shot, we will plan the right trip for you!
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Hiker Shuttles
Some of the coolest places you can go require two vehicles. We can make your trek possible!
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OTHER TOURS AND SERVICES
Photography Tours
Our guides share their experience and knowledge. If you're a photographer interested in getting that perfect shot, we will plan the right trip for you!
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Hiker Shuttles
Go to the coolest places that normally require two vehicles! Sulphur Creek, Spring Canyon, and canyoneering routes available!
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Hiker-Climber
Hiker-Climber
October 23, 2023.
Verified
Private tour of Cathedral Valley, UT My wife and I took a private tour of complete Cathedral Valley. The trip was unusual because I was driving my 4Runner and Mason, sitting on the passenger side, was guiding me and providing comments. The experience was invaluable since I gained confidence in off road driving. This is in addition to beautiful views of the Valley. After that training, my wife and I were able to do Reds Canyon in our 4Runner ourselves.
Pathfinder779795
Pathfinder779795
October 20, 2023.
Verified
Highlight of our Trip This tour was the highlight of a wonderful Utah trip. Mason was the perfect guide- knowledgeable and personable. The afternoon/early evening time slot gave us beautiful light, and we had Cathedral Valley all to ourselves. It was an amazing experience.
DJH
DJH
October 12, 2023.
Verified
Capital Reef Must Do! Just returned from 3 weeks exploring the national parks of AZ/UT. Have to give a big shout out and thanks to Sam, our tour guide, on our Jeep adventure exploring Capital Reef. This tour exceeded our expectations and was our favorite. Thoroughly enjoyed our time with Sam, so personable, interesting and a great guide. We absolutely saw things we did not anticipate (I could elaborate but that would spoil your fun) and the tour was overall a learning experience and just fun! I would not hesitate to book with Sleeping Rainbow and if you get Sam, consider that a bonus!! Thanks for making our trip special!
Adam B
Adam B
October 5, 2023.
Verified
Fully entertained and comfortable even on a cold night. I brought my group here for a star watching tour. Mason was a stellar guide! Amazing experience with blankets and hot chocolate. Grace his assistant was amazing helping us all see amazing stars, planets and galaxies. So entertaining with stories to back up the amazing constellations.
Mike Dynon
Mike Dynon
September 19, 2023.
Verified
Cathedral Valley is stunning We took this tour as a way to see sights that we couldn't get to on our own, and we were not disappointed. The off-road route was bumpy but not uncomfortable. Our guide Andrew was knowledgeable about Capitol Reef's history and geology, answering all of our questions. He helped us by taking our photos at all the most scenic spots. We highly recommend this tour.
Lindsey B
Lindsey B
September 18, 2023.
Verified
EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME! Great for groups, families, all ages! We booked a huge group of 43 people to do s'mores and stargazing at Cougar Ridge with Sleeping Rainbow and it was a highlight of our weekend! Mason is so knowledgable and willing to take time to show us everything we wanted to see and more! I HIGHLY recommend doing a stargazing tour here - you can't beat the Certified Dark Sky!
Sharon M
Sharon M
September 17, 2023.
Verified
THE way to see Capitol Reef Since we are not as mobile as we used to be and tend to need restrooms more often too, we were a bit concerned that 4-wheeling for 5-7 hours would be beyond our comfort level, but this was absolutely the way to go. Mason, our guide and the owner of Sleeping Rainbow Adventures, was very safety conscious, knowledgeable about so many things, enthusiastic, accommodating, and the best listener. He used to work for the NPS, so he had lots of training and knowledge. It was obvious that he loves his job and has a deep connection to Capitol Reef. His flexibility made us feel so comfortable. Mason thought of everything from water and snacks to phone chargers, to the lighting and clean windows for photography as well as our physical and psychological comfort. He knows the park so well and has stories of the changes he himself has witnessed as well as cultural, historical, geological, climatic, and ecological changes. We wish we could take him with us to all the National and State Parks, so we could see what most people don’t. Capitol Reef, of all the Mighty 5, requires more than just Rt 24 to truly appreciate the vastness, diversity, and amazing rock and land formations. Our favorite was Glass Mountain followed closely by the Bentonite Hills. If you want to see the secrets of Capitol Reef, go with this company in a beautiful, enclosed Jeep with climate control. You’ll get very individual service and attention tailored to your interests and abilities. We feel like we made a friend, and we are grateful for the personalized experience we got.
Pat S
Pat S
September 16, 2023.
Verified
One of the Best Experiences Ever! This was a great adventure. It was just my friend and I along with our guide Mason and his brother Zack. Mason was a wealth of knowledge and we learned so much about the history of the area, the geology, plants, and had great conversation about many things. We would have never seen Glass Mountain, the Temples of the Sun and Moon, or the Cathedral Valley without the tour and their expertise. Both men were so personable and gracious! They helped these two limited mobility women into the jeeps and assisted us in many ways! Incredible experience and I even gave their business information we met later at Bryce Canyon! Thanks for the adventure!
schiller706
schiller706
September 7, 2023.
Verified
Amazing Trip Mason was a phenomenal guide. Educational and fun. Unbelievable views. 7 hours went by fast. Highly recommend
MargieZMazurek
MargieZMazurek
September 4, 2023.
Verified
Do it! We did the Capitol Reef Stargazing experience with Mason and are so happy we decided to do this (kind of on a whim!). Mason was super knowledgeable and hospitable. He showed us so many planets and constellations and used both a digital and analog telescope to contrast our views. He shared SO much information about the mythological stories behind the stars and planets, and astronomy in general, and showed us things we never even knew existed. He also sent us photos afterwards, as remembrances of the evening, which was super appreciated. The only thing I would change next time around would be to time our trip so that it's during the new moon and we could see even more. Truly a unique experience and a highlight of our time in Torrey.
Family friendly adventures!
Slot canyons, waterfalls, the best of Capitol Reef, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and more!
Unique and unforgettable adventures!
Incredible sunsets, amazing photography opportunities, and safari-style dining experiences...
Sit back, relax, let us plan your adventure!
Unwind, have a picnic, and enjoy incredible landscapes
Bring home your own moon photo!
Our telescopes will let you return from vacation with the ultimate souvenir!
We love taking out large groups!
Contact us for rates and availability! Add some adventure to your wedding, family reunion, school field trip, and company retreat!
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About Sleeping Rainbow Adventures

Sleeping Rainbow Adventures Reviews Guides Highest Rated Capitol Reef

Rated #1 on Tripadvisor for Capitol Reef tours!

Sleeping Rainbow Adventures is a locally owned and operated outdoor tour company in Torrey, Utah. We have spent several years exploring southern Utah so we can take you to the most jaw-dropping views without the crowds. We love sharing our extensive knowledge of the local geology, history, and biology. Let us show you why Capitol Reef National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante are our favorite places in the world!

Group of women pose for selfie in front of Temples of the Sun and Moon, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Let us plan a special experience that will be the highlight of your southern Utah vacation.

Sleeping Rainbow Adventures offers a variety of adventures for everyone of all ages. Our private Jeep tours take you safely to the highlights of Capitol Reef that are difficult to get to on your own: Cathedral Valley, the Temples of the Sun and Moon, and Strike Valley Overlook. We can guide you on hikes through slot canyons and down waterfalls, see dinosaur bones, or join us for a night to remember on a stargazing tour in one of the darkest locations in the USA!

About Sleeping Rainbow Adventures

Rated #1 on Tripadvisor for Capitol Reef tours!

Sleeping Rainbow Adventures is a locally owned and operated outdoor tour company in Torrey, Utah. We have spent years exploring southern Utah so we can take you to the most jaw-dropping views without the crowds. We love sharing our extensive knowledge of the local geology, history, and biology. Let us show you why Capitol Reef National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante are our favorite places in the world!

Let us plan a special experience that will be the highlight of your southern Utah vacation.

Sleeping Rainbow Adventures offers a variety of adventures for everyone of all ages. Our private Jeep tours take you safely to the highlights of Capitol Reef that are difficult to get to on your own: Cathedral Valley, the Temples of the Sun and Moon, and Strike Valley Overlook. We can guide you on hikes through slot canyons, down waterfalls, see dinosaur bones, or join us for a night to remember on a stargazing tour in one of the darkest locations in the USA!

Rated #1 on Tripadvisor for Capitol Reef tours!

Sleeping Rainbow Adventures is a locally owned and operated outdoor tour company in Torrey, Utah. We have spent years exploring southern Utah so we can take you to the most jaw-dropping views and secret spots. We love sharing our extensive knowledge of the local geology, history, and biology. Let us show you why Capitol Reef National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante are our favorite places in the world!

Our goal is to craft a truly special experience that will be the highlight of your vacation. Sleeping Rainbow Adventures offers a variety of adventures for everyone of all ages. With brand new off road vehicles, our private Jeep tours take you safely to the highlights of Capitol Reef that are difficult to get to on your own like Cathedral Valley, the Temples of the Sun and Moon, and Strike Valley Overlook. We can guide you on hikes through slot canyons and down waterfalls, see dinosaur bones, or join us for a night to remember on a stargazing tour in one of the darkest locations in the USA!