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The Wave at Coyote Buttes

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Address: Coyote Buttes, Big Water, UT
Phone Number: 435-644-5923
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The Wave is a sandstone rock formation located near Big Water, Utah on the...

The Wave is a sandstone rock formation located near Big Water, Utah on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes, in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, on the Colorado Plateau. It is famous among hikers and photographers for its colorful, undulating forms, and the rugged, trackless hike required to reach it.

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An acid trip without the acid!!

WOW!! this place was gorgeous! The sandstone rock formations were incredible and nothing I have ever seen before. They form little bowls with swervy, multicolored lines that you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

WOW!! this place was gorgeous! The sandstone rock formations were incredible and nothing I have ever seen before. They form little bowls with swervy, multicolored lines that you will find unreal. Looks like Tatooine from star wars or Jabba the Hut's home. There are other rock formations to walk around and a climb up to the arch was doable though... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

This place is so beautiful it is unreal. To go there you must be a winner of the lottery held in the morning in the Kanab, UT Visotor Center. There is always a crowd and the chances are slim to win the lottery but if you are in the area you should try it anyway.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

What else can be added to so many reviews of this beautiful piece of Art made by best Nature's artists Wind and Water? Yes, try to win the Lottery. We failed for 2 years doing it online. but were lucky at Kanab's visitors center. Probability is much greater there. Walking to the Wave...well, depends on your age and health. Its... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

I believe that Nothing is Superior to the "Wave AREA". There are hundreds of pictures of the Wave on the web, and thousands of fond memories of those fortunate enough to win the lottery. But if you want the NEXT LEVEL of experience, expertise, and know how and where, treat yourself at least once to a "CUSTOMIZED TO YOU" from... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

1. We won the online lottery almost 4 months in advance 2. Being the end of January, there was a high chance of snowstorm and the Wave could be covered (which would be such a pity not to see the full Wave). But on the day we went, the weather was really nice (not too hot like the summer) and... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This is hands down, one of the coolest things I have ever done. I won the lottery after only doing it twice and was so excited to go. I love that they limit the amount of people that can travel here as I'm positive it would be total chaos if they did not do that. We went in August and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Got the lucky draw for Oct 8, 2015. The weather is perfect and even see the reflection of the wave after rain couple days ago. Easy to navigate according to the map than GPS. If had more time, should go further beyond the second wave

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

This trip is not just about the wave. The round-trip hike is gorgeous, through and through. Unless you live nearby, I recommend trying to get the permit online a few months before, instead of showing up for the lotto the day before. My entire southwest trip pivoted on when I would get the permit. I got it on my second... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Stunning natural formation! We were so lucky to be able to see this gem. Would definitely recommend.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I'm not going to spend time writing about the beauty of this place-you can google it and see for yourself. I just want to share a couple of hints that I hope will help those who have concerns or questions. First, the permit system seems daunting, but if you aren't trying for the high season, you can get lucky. I... More 

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