Ride Utah’s Wave

Utah, The Wave, Southern Buttes North, Kanab

A unique geological formation known as ’The Wave’ in Coyote Buttes North in southern Utah is one of the country’s hot spots – so hot that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issues a mere 20 permits a day for hikers to climb it.

Windblown and sculptured over millions of years, The Wave’s undulating rock layers entice outdoor enthusiasts to take their chances either through an online lottery draw four months in advance of their visit or in person at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Visitor Centre in Kanab.

During the winter months, the chances triple on Fridays with the BLM issuing permits for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. But for those who miss out, the surrounding areas of Paria Canyon, Buckskin Gulch – one of the longest and deepest slot canyons in the world – White Pocket, Bryce Canyon and Vermilion Cliffs National Monument are just as spectacular.


Utah, Wave Rock, Kanab, Coyote Buttes North

Tags: , , , , , , , ,