The Wave

The world-famous Wave Hike is the star attraction of the Vermilion Cliffs. Located 46 Miles East of Kanab, Utah.

A wild playground of ancient sandstone names for its soft, rounded wave-like contours and flowing streaks of red, orange and gold.

Due the the Wave’s appeal – and its fragile nature, permits are limited to only 20 lucky people a day.

Coyote Buttes North and Coyote Buttes South are in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness on the Arizona-Utah border (46 miles East of Kanab). You must have a permit to visit Coyote Buttes North and Coyote Buttes South.

BIG NEWS ALERT: 6/15/2020

As of June 15, 2020 Kane County will be hosting the Wave lottery in the Kanab Center Gymnasium each morning (180 N 100 E, Kanab, UT). Doors open 8:30 a.m. and Lottery will begin at 9 a.m. sharp. Right now, we expect to allow group leaders only in as we try to maintain the highest standards in hygiene and allow social distancing.
We are very grateful for this wonderful arrangement between Kane County and the Bureau of Land Management.

We will also have a “satellite Visitor Center” at the Kanab Center from 8 a.m.-11 a.m., to assist visitors with plans whether they win a permit or not. Remember, even if you don’t win, you haven’t lost! There are SO many great things to experience and explore! Give our Visitor Center a call with any question regarding the walk-in Lottery at 435-644-5033 or stop by the Visitor Center for more information (78 South 100 East, Kanab, UT).

To hike the Wave you can apply for a permit at the Kanab Center at 8:30am to be one of 10 lucky people to *win* from the walk-in lottery. You can also apply online 4 months in advance to try your luck to be one of the other 10 lucky folks. If you get the opportunity to hike to the Wave take your time to enjoy it, and please be aware of other visitors in the area. They too would like to experience this incredible place in a quiet and respectful manner. And be sure to listen and pay attention very closely to the permit orientation after you *win* as directions are very specific and the amount of food and water you take is also very important.  For more information about ONLINE PERMITS please visit this link.

Grand Staircase National Monument Visitor Center

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument Lottery Location

745 E HWY 89, Kanab, UT  84741

Get ONLINE permits here

(435) 644-1300

(435) 688-3200