Coyote Buttes North (The Wave)
Paria Canyon / Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness
ALL Permits are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE
Coyote Buttes North (The Wave) and Coyote Buttes South are a small part of the 112,500-acre Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness and have some of the most visually striking geologic sandstone formations in the world.
Coyote Buttes permit areas are within a backcountry, undeveloped wilderness area and do not contain any developed trails or facilities. To preserve wilderness character and limit damage to the fragile area, the Bureau of Land Management limits visitation to Coyote Buttes through a permit system. You must have a permit to visit Coyote Buttes North and Coyote Buttes South.
Visiting Coyote Buttes North (The Wave)
The suggested route to The Wave is a strenuous 6.4-mile round-trip hike in a wilderness area which requires visitors to cross challenging terrain and use way finding skills. You are responsible for your own safety and should consider the physical abilities and fitness level of all group members when trip planning.
In the area and hoping to obtain a permit in the next few days? The legacy walk-in lottery has transitioned to the new Daily Lottery. While within the geofence area on a mobile device this lottery is only available by going to Recreation.gov in your browser or by installing the Recreation.gov app.
Planning four months in advance?