BLM announces winter, holiday hours for Coyote Buttes North (The Wave)

Walk-in lottery for Saturday, Sunday, Monday permits to occur on preceding Fridays throughout winter

KANAB, Utah The Bureau of Land Management Kanab Field Office will transition to a winter schedule for the Coyote Buttes North (The Wave) and Coyote Buttes South in-person lotteries beginning Nov. 19, 2021. As such, weekend and Monday permits will be issued on the preceding Friday at 8:30 a.m. MST. The lottery location takes place at the Kanab Center, 180 East 100 North, Kanab, Utah 84741. Lottery parking is located at the rear, east-end of the building.

  • For Thanksgiving Day, a five-day drawing will occur Nov. 24, 2021. 
  • For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day permits, a four-day drawing will occur on Dec. 23, 2021.
  • For New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day permits, a four-day drawing will occur on Dec. 30, 2021. 

Visitors applying for a permit are encouraged to arrive at 8:30 a.m. to submit applications before the drawing, which begins sharply at 9 a.m. This winter schedule will continue until a 7-day schedule resumes, typically around mid-March.

As a reminder, the Paria Contact Station will close Nov. 15, 2021. The contact station, which serves as a permit pickup location for the Paria Canyon Overnight permits and provides visitor information on the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness remains seasonally closed until resuming a 7-day schedule, typically around mid-March. During winter hours, permits for Paria Canyon Overnight visitors will be located at the Kanab Field Office, 669 S. Hwy 89A, Kanab, UT 84741. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST. This will change will begin Nov. 16 through mid-March.

Visitors can also apply for permits four months in advance through the online lottery system. For more information about applying online, visit For questions about the lottery, please call 435-644-1200 or 435-644-5033. For specific questions about hiking The Wave, please call 435-688-3200. For information about walk-in and online lottery permits, visit

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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