BLM reminds visitors mobile-based daily lotteries for Coyote Buttes North and South available through the holidays

This is the first year there will be no multi-day, in person draws for the holidays

ST. GEORGE, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wishes to remind visitors that the application process available through the new, mobile-based Coyote Buttes North (The Wave) and Coyote Buttes South Daily Lottery runs every day including Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s. Due to the transition to the mobile-based daily lotteries, this will be the first year there will be no multi-day, in person draws for the holidays. 

Applicants that have been selected through the mobile-based Coyote Buttes North Daily Lottery must pick up their permits and attend a safety briefing which begins sharply at 8:30 a.m. The permit pick-up and safety briefing for Coyote Buttes South begins at 9:00 a.m. each day. 

Successful mobile-based daily lottery applicants can now pick up permits at two locations: the Kane County Office of Tourism Visitor Center at 78 S 100 E Kanab, UT 84741 or at the Page-Lake Powell HUB 

48 S Lake Powell Blvd Page, AZ 86040. While these locations will be closed only three days during the year, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day, visitors who successfully obtain permits for these days will receive a digital permit, map, safety brief and updated road and weather conditions through email.  

The Paria Contact Station, which serves as a permit pickup location for the Paria Canyon Overnight permits and provides visitor information for the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness will close for the winter beginning November 19th. The last day for Paria Overnight permit pick-up at the Paria Contact Station will be on Friday, November 18th. It will reopen and resume a 7-day schedule around mid-March 2023. Paria Canyon Overnight permits will be picked up at the Kanab Field Office or the Public Land Information Center in St. George during this time.  

Visitors can also apply for Coyote Buttes North permits four months in advance through the online lottery system. For more information about applying online, visit For questions about the Daily Lottery, please call 435-644-1300 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 Coyote Buttes webpage at  

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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Rachel Carnahan, Public Affairs Specialist