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ABOUT US

Sleeping Rainbow Adventures is a local outdoor guide and adventure tour company based in Torrey, Utah. Owners Allison Moist and Mason McCord are extremely passionate about Southern Utah, offering their unique set of skills in interpretation and knowledge of the local geology, history, archaeology, and astronomy.

Our mission is to share epic, memorable experiences with you while protecting and caring for our public lands so future generations can enjoy them as well. We practice Leave No Trace principles and sustainable outdoor ethics are a top priority.

We specialize in off the beaten path adventures: Jeep tours, stargazing programs, yoga, guided hikes, backpacking trips, and multi-day base camp adventures. We’re experts at planning unique trips around the less crowded areas of Capitol Reef National Park, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Goblin Valley State Park, Bryce Canyon, and throughout Southern Utah!

WHERE DOES THE NAME COME FROM?

Capitol Reef National Park has been known for decades as “The Land of the Sleeping Rainbow!”

According to local folklore, the name “Land of the Sleeping Rainbow” is attributed to a Navajo man working at a dude ranch now within the park boundary near Pleasant Creek. Lurt and Alice Knee, the owners of the property, found the name very fitting in describing the colorful rock layers in the area. They went on to adopt the name, Sleeping Rainbow Ranch, and offered Jeep tours of their own.

Over time, the name has evolved to cover the entire Capitol Reef National Park area. In addition to the distinct and vibrant rock layers, the term Sleeping Rainbow is perfect at describing the daily changes in color that occur, especially at sunrise and sunset, and the seasonal changes that occur with spring wildflowers, summer storms, and fall foliage.

Come and see the diverse terrain and the spectrum of desert colors for yourself!

YOUR SLEEPING RAINBOW ADVENTURE GUIDES

Owner/Guide - Allison Moist

Allison fell in love with the desert when she worked as an Interpretive Park Ranger at Capitol Reef for several years. She started out with the National Park Service as the Astronomy volunteer in 2015 and continued doing stargazing tours at the park as the “Dark Ranger” among geology talks, guided hikes, and history demonstrations. In her free time, she volunteers at the nearby Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry in paleontological field work, enjoys backpacking and canyoneering. Allison is also a certified Wilderness First Responder and registered yoga instructor.

Owner/Guide - Mason McCord

Mason has been driving Jeeps offroad for 15 years, and camping, backpacking, and exploring southern Utah for most of his life. He was the Utah Valley University interpretive intern at Capitol Reef NP in 2016, and has been professionally guiding hikes, jeep tours, and leading stargazing programs in southern Utah for 6 years. He is an Eagle Scout who has bicycled across the USA twice and once hiked the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim-rim in 23 hours.