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The Wave at Coyote Buttes

Coyote Buttes, Big Water, UT
+1 435-644-5923
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Once in a lifetime experience

Not many places manage to take my breath away but The Wave did time and time again on June 5th. It... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2016
Amber H
Phoenix, Arizona

It's more than I expected. It's as amazing and spectacular as it can be! The pictures truly don't... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2016
San Jose, California
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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, undulating forms, and the rugged, trackless hike required to reach it.
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Coyote Buttes, Big Water, UT
+1 435-644-5923
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Reviewed June 11, 2016

Not many places manage to take my breath away but The Wave did time and time again on June 5th. It was such a great opportunity and even though the hike was brutal, it was well worth it. We hired a guide via Kanab Western...More

2  Thank Amber H
Reviewed May 6, 2016

It's more than I expected. It's as amazing and spectacular as it can be! The pictures truly don't do it justice. You will not lack for any excellent photo op. Even with the overcast skies, our pictures came out dramatic. The Wave is photogenic, simple...More

11  Thank Boobeeboy
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...More

1  Thank NYC_MichaelD
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Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

You need a permit to visit this place. Only 20 permits are given every day, 10 of which are online and 10 for walk in. Hike to the Wave is moderate, roughly 3 miles one way. If you follow the landmarks shown on BML hiking...More

7  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed April 8, 2016

I was lucky enough to be picked from the online lottery for a hiking pass to the wave. The hike out to the wave was not overly challenging however we were prepared with proper shoes and supplies. Once at the wave, we stayed for quite...More

1  Thank RunningNana
Reviewed April 1, 2016

Due in part to programs such as "Trip Advisor" and social media, etc. attempting to visit "the Wave", is becoming more difficult due to the numbers of people showing up each day to apply to be in the lottery. We participated along with 48 other...More

5  Thank Vkaser
Reviewed March 4, 2016

I was lucky enough to hit the lottery on my 4th tried. The Wave is an amazing place! There is so much to see! I was with a guide and hiked about 10 miles, from the Boneyard to the 2nd Wave and Dinosaur tracks! A...More

3  Thank MenglembuMag
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...More

2  Thank Saule A
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...More

2  Thank FRANK M
Reviewed February 15, 2016

What an incredible place. Had a perfect day to go. Snow was still on the ground, high temp was 62 so we didn't get started until around 11. Im sure I can't say anything that hasn't been already said, So ill try to give some...More

4  Thank Richard H
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Inhyang C
October 6, 2017|
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Response from Johan H | Reviewed this property |
It is a rather long walk back and forward. It is not to hilly, but your mum needs be able to walk for at least 4 hours
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nick k
August 21, 2017|
Response from beatriz o |
Its in kanab. Just google kanab visitor center. Its in the center of kanab and everybody knows where it is, if you ask there
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August 18, 2017|
Response from slorin721 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes it should be but there is always a risk of companies not being available. There are multiple companies that will guide you so have their contact information ready in the event that you win a permit. One alternative... More