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 South Permit Application




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The Privacy Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-579), 5 U.S.C. 301, and 43 CFR 2.48(d) require that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) furnish the following information with respect to use of this database and that you agree to these conditions prior to accessing this site.

Collection of this information is authorized by the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act, as amended (16 U.S.C. 4601-6a), the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (P.L. 108-447, Title VIII), 36 CFR Part 71, and 43 CFR Part 2930.

The primary use of the information collected is to process an application for a Special Recreation Permit or a Recreation Use Permit with the BLM. Disclosure of the information is voluntary; however, certain information must be provided to obtain a permit.

Maintenance and disclosure of the information collected is governed by the Department of the Interior Privacy Act system of records notice for Land and Minerals Authorization Tracking System Interior, LLM-32. Only the records reflecting personal information are subject to the Privacy Act.

Access: Access to this information is limited to only those officers and employees of the BLM (or its contractors) who have a need for the information in the performance of their duties. Disclosure without the consent of the subject of the information is restricted unless required by the Freedom of Information Act, to those listed in the "routine use" section of LLM-32 for the purposes identified in that section, and to those identified in 43 CFR 2.56. These records may not be altered or destroyed except as authorized by 43 CFR 2.52.

Criminal Penalties for Disclosure: The Privacy Act contains provisions for criminal penalties for knowingly and willfully disclosing information from this file unless properly authorized. Fines shall not exceed more than $5,000.


Warning to users of this system: This is a United States Government computer system, maintained by the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, to provide Official Unclassified U.S. Government information only. Use of this system by any authorized or unauthorized users constitutes consent to monitoring, retrieval, and disclosure by authorized personnel. Users have no reasonable expectation of privacy in the use of this system. Unauthorized use may subject violators to criminal, civil, and/or disciplinary action.

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