USINFO | 2013-05-23 15:35

The Wave is just one of the spectacular features of Coyote Buttes North.
Other hikes in this region are called:
Buckskin Gulch  - Paria
Wire Pass  - Paria
Paria Canyon
Note - on a busy day there can be 50 people in the daily lottery for 10 hiking permits!
Only 20 hikers allowed to start each day — 10 in advance, 10 by lottery drawn 24-hrs prior. If possible get a permit in advance. You need apply on the 1st day of the month, 4-months before you want to hike.
breathtaking sandstone sculptured slopes of the Coyote Buttes in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area
6mi (9.7km) plus side-trips
day hike only
no overnight stays allowed
350ft (107m) elevation change
best months Oct & late Apr-May but open year round
worst month is Aug
easy hiking in good weather
no public transportation to trailheads
it is easy to get lost! There are few signs or marked trails.
GPS is a great safeguard. (You can find your way back to the trailhead.)
the cairns are as confusing as they are helpful as some trails lead to other destinations
don't get caught out after dark
can be very hot in summer
bring plenty of drinking water. Dehydration is a real risk. Hikers die in canyon country more often than you would guess.
the soft sandstone is fragile, try not to damage the ridges
some say the mid-day light is best for photographers. We thought sunset was wonderful.
if it rains, your trip may be cancelled. Paria Information Station issues rain checks from March 15 to November 15th. This won't do you much good if your hiking timeline is tight.
if you really look, you may be able to find: black widow spider, centipede, scorpion, rattlesnake, tarantula. We saw none.
Page, Arizona and the trailhead are in two different time zones. Check if you are trying to get to the 8:30AM lottery that you are on Utah time.
you must poop in a bag. (If you've never done it, you are in for an experience. Human/dog waste bags provided free of charge.)
the mud literally sucks, especially after high water has receded
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