A close up of the Wave in Arizona. Photo by Bob Wick, BLM.

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument -

Paria Canyon/Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness - Permit System

Coyote Buttes Permit Area

 

NOTICE: To obtain permits for hiking dates from October 1, 2020 and into the future, please visit the recreation.gov web site. This site will continue to process permits for hiking dates through September 30, 2020.

Coyote Buttes North lottery applications are now being processed through recreation.gov.

 

ALL Permits are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE

 

This web site allows you to check permit availability, and apply for and purchase a permit for hiking in Coyote Buttes, part of the Paria Canyon/Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness. Advance permits are required to visit Coyote Buttes.

Coyote Buttes has two permit areas, North and South. Because of overwhelming demand, Coyote Buttes North permits are available through a lottery. On the rare occasion there are cancelations or open dates, the Coyote Buttes North calendar option is available. Coyote Buttes South has a calendar option only. For detailed information on how the permit system works, click here.

This web site can only process transactions that use a credit card for payment. If you do not want to use the Internet to get your permit, you can call the Paria Canyon Project Permits Desk at (435) 688-3200 to get a permit.

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Fee Information

 

Coyote Buttes North ONLY - Permit Payment

$7.00 per person per day
$7.00 per dog per day

Permit Payment

$5.00 per person per day
$5.00 per dog per day

Change a permit

$30.00 per transaction

You must call the Paria Canyon Project Permits Desk in advance of your permitted dates to change your trip date. Trip date changes are subject to current hiking availability dates and a change fee is charged for changes requested.

Permits & Information

Coyote Buttes has
two permit areas:
 North, also known
as "The Wave", 
 and South .

Due to overwhelming demand, Coyote Buttes North/"The Wave" permits are available through a lottery.

On the RARE occasion there are cancellations or open dates, the Coyote Buttes North calendar option is available.

Coyote Buttes South has a calendar option only.

This web site can only process transactions that use a credit card for payment.

  • A valid government issued I.D. is required upon permit pick-up.
  • Permits are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE

For more information, for answers to permit questions you can call (435) 688-3200 or blm_az_asdoweb@blm.gov 

(Please note that voice messages received from international phone numbers cannot be returned.)

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or Drones are aircraft as defined by the Federal Aviation Administration, and are therefore not allowed to take off or land in BLM wilderness areas. 43 CFR 6302.20

Arizona Strip District

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument 
345 E. Riverside Drive 
St. George, UT 84790-6714 
(435) 688-3200 

Email: blm_az_asdoweb@blm.gov 

Hours: 7:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday 
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Paria Canyon/Coyote Buttes Wilderness Permits v3.0.025 - Last Update: June 25, 2020