The Wave Rock Formation, AZ

The Wave is a sandstone rock formation located in Arizona, near its northern border with Utah. The formation is on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness of the Colorado Plateau. The area is administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument visitor center in Kanab, Utah.

The Wave is considered ecologically sensitive and vulnerable to irreparable damage if access is not strictly controlled. Because of this, only 20 people per day are allowed to visit Coyote Buttes North and The Wave in Arizona. In order to be included on that list, you must obtain a permit. This can be done one of two ways:

Permit to hike the Wave

BLM Kanab Visitor Center
745 East, US-89, Kanab, UT 84741
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