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 Permits


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 (The Wave)

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

On the rare occasion there are cancelations or open dates, the Coyote Buttes North calendar option is available for viewing four calendar months in advance.

Permit Fees are:
$7.00 per person per day
$7.00 per dog per day

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For detailed information on how the permit system works, click here

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.

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