Epic Southwest and Slot Canyons 2023

March 22nd – 31st, 2023

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March 22nd – 31st, 2023

This tour only allows for a small group without exception. Once again, we are offering new tours with smaller groups! This tour will allow for only 10 photographers with 2 Instructors! This is exciting but also means our tours sell out even quicker now.  

Join MPA as we discover and share with you the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, exclusive Slot Canyon, Horseshoe Bend Access, and MUCH MORE! 

About the Slot Canyon and Horseshoe Bend

Slot Canyon Exclusive – We have gained INCREDIBLE and EXCLUSIVE, access to a Slot Canyon that you will find breathtaking. We are the only ones allowed for a two-hour slot canyon experience like no other!  

Navajo Dancers and Horseshoe Canyon  – We will be driven to the Navajo-owned portion of Horseshoe Canyon at Sunset. Awaiting us will be a team of International Champion Navajo Hoop Dancers that will perform for us at the ridge of Horseshoe Bend at Sunset! 


*Hiking- The hikes will be easy and short for the most part. Occasionally, a longer more strenuous hike may be optional and offered. For those that choose not to do such a hike, there is no problem as there will always be two groups and sets of instructors making this a tour almost anyone can do.

Additional information

Registration Type

Non-Photographer, Photographer – Pay in Full, Photographer – Payment Plan


This is truly something you will not be able to do on your own and alone is worth the tour! We have gained EXCLUSIVE access and time to photograph in slot canyons on private Navajo land!

It is important to understand how unique and exclusive this is. Our group, due to our relationship, is given incredible access privately! We will spend approximately 2 hours in the slot canyon. Unlike any typical slot canyon tour where you get just a minute or two plus have to fight the crowds, we get TIME, ACCESS and the ability to use Tripods!

Our group will be taken via private guided 4×4 to the slot canyon. This is approximately a 6 mile backcountry drive that is an awesome photographic opportunity itself. We will also have private guides with us to help and answer any questions about this sacred land that interest you. 

Upon arrival at the slot canyon, you will take an easy nature hike to the narrow and winding slot canyon. The beauty of this Slot Canyon is that you will be in the ONLY group that is there at that time. You can truly avoid the crowds of Antelope Canyon and come experience a photographer’s dream. This Navajo Nation slot canyon has been preserved for those who want to have a quieter slot canyon experience and we have been given the ability to do so privately!

Join us as we explore some of the best the Southwest has to offer! Planned sessions at the Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Private access Slot Canyons, Zion, and  Bryce based on time. PLUS….some nighttime star photography!




  • Price: $3395 (Early Bird Rate SPECIAL $2995 (SAVE $400) 
  • Price includes:
    • MPA team personally educating and photographing with you!
    • Full days of shooting with instruction.
    • Editing Techniques
    • Bonus  -Star photography as possible
    • Transportation in areas during tour dates (Shuttle Bus in Zion and Bryce) 
    • All permits, park entrance fees, and fees for listed set activities
  • Price DOES NOT include:
    • Lodging- Hotel Blocks will be reserved.
    • Travel Insurance – HIGHLY recommended
    • Personal Expenses ( meals, beverages, alcohol, wifi, laundry, etc)
    • Additional Tours or Excursions
    • Tips and Gratuities for guides and MPA team

The trip is not confirmed until the deposit is placed. Due to limited space, there are NO EXCEPTIONS to this and it is on a first come first serve basis. Contact us with any questions.

Refund policies can be found here. 


*Base Itinerary:

Mar 22nd – Arrive Las Vegas – 7pm Welcome Meeting – Stay overnight
Mar 23rd – Leave for Grand Canyon together at meeting point hotel(TBA) Sunset at GC
Mar 24th – Morning Session , break,  then Evening Session in Page, AZ
Mar 25th – Slot Canyons- Page, AZ –  Break –   Evening Session Horseshoe Bend w/Navajo Dancers at Overlook Sunset
Mar 26th– Drive to Zion – Shoot along the way and Zion  – Sunset
Mar 27th – Zion Shuttle Bus
Mar 28th –  Zion morning – Drive to Bryce (Sunset session Bryce)
Mar 29th –  Bryce
Mar 30th –  Drive to Vegas -Possible other stops. 
Mar 31st  –  Depart for home at your leisure. 

Due to the incredible landscape and opportunities in the region, we will determine based on many factors, choosing various options to go and photograph that may not be listed here. It’s that epic!

*Itineraries and times are subject to change based on many factors, but plans are to always be able to photograph the iconic items listed.


  • Toby Gelston
  • Steve Scurich

Instructors are scheduled, however, they are subject to change as needed.

Tour Pack

Please download the Tour Packet from the link below when it becomes available.  Much of the information contained in this packet is also available under the Tour Prep page here on the website. However, this packet will also include some gear specifics for this tour.  Please note that specific flight information, arrival and departure times, accommodations, and other logistical information may not be in this packet. Those items will be emailed to you at various times in the planning process of each tour. 

Southwest 2023 Tour Pack



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