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The Wave at Coyote Buttes

Coyote Buttes, Big Water, UT
+1 435-644-5923
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Felt like winning a Real Lottery - A Must

If u r in the Kanab area, u have Got!!! to try the lottery in the BLM. It is held every day at 9am... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
shesekmatok
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Los Angeles, California
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Just a tip that may help if your schedule is flexible

During the winter months, they have the lottery to hike Saturday, Sunday, and Monday on Friday... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
colint96782
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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  • Very good2%
  • Average1%
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“per day”(22 reviews)
“good luck”(13 reviews)
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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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If u r in the Kanab area, u have Got!!! to try the lottery in the BLM. It is held every day at 9am. Registration starts for free at 830am. As a winner after a failed first attempt last month, I can say for sure,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During the winter months, they have the lottery to hike Saturday, Sunday, and Monday on Friday morning. I thought this would improve my chances and it did. I got picked to hike Monday because a bunch of people left after they picked for Saturday and...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Our family of four, including two teenagers, had the privilege of hiking to the Wave in Arizona via the online lottery, it was our third attempt. I entered the lottery at the end of November 2017 for March of 2018, looking at the number of...More

4  Thank Mina G
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Knowing I was going to Kanab I looked up the best hikes in the area. I read the reviews about The Wave and decided it was worth a try to get in on this hike. OMGosh! When they say lottery, they mean it. So to...More

10  Thank Wiskerlikins
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

4 attempts at the online lottery and finally success. 108,000 applicants for 7300 permits in 2017. Is it worth it in a word yes. Great hike in to a rather special rock formations resembling Waves. It takes some route finding skills but if you use...More

1  Thank Spuddler
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Reviewed February 2, 2018

Just been turned down for the Sixth time, not happy! Will try again for October! So everyone else who will apply then please don't as I want to do this before I die! Thanks

3  Thank PhilandMarcella2015
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

The Wave is a great hike with a view you will never forget. Go early if you hike in the summer heat. The only catch to this hike is the lottery to get tickets to do the hike. We applied online for the 10 available...More

2  Thank pbk32BH
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Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

First you have to enter a lottery to get granted access to this hike. You have to apply the month before you want to go. It’s $5 per application. It took us 8 months of trying to be awarded finally. If you just show up...More

6  Thank Lindsay K
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Reviewed January 12, 2018

This is just an unbelievable place. First you must obtain a permit by lottery. They only allow 20 permits per day. It took me 4 years to get my permit but the wait was worth it. You must be in excellent physical condition to do...More

1  Thank DavidByk
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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

My husband and myself were so lucky to win lottery to visit The Wave for 25 October 17. We engaged Kanab Tour Company (KTB) and Tiffany was our guide. She was an excellent, professional, caring, friendly and especially patient guide who brought us, safe and...More

5  Thank minfungk
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Conrad1903
May 24, 2018|
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Response from Wiskerlikins | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I would suggest you be there by 8:30 am so you can fill out the application and be in your seat by 9:00 am. They start the draw at that time.
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JNelson70
April 13, 2018|
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Response from Utah801ski | Reviewed this property |
You must have a permit, but beyond that no guide is necessary. We used a GPS unit, but as others have commented, phone-based GPS might be sufficient. When we hiked in October, there were others around. Together with the... More
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Sithonh B
April 7, 2018|
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Response from slorin721 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Page, AZ and it was approx 4 hours drive from Phoenix or Las Vegas. If you stay in Kanab you can fly to Las Vegas which would then be a 3 hour drive.
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