The Wave, located in the North Coyote Buttes, is a world famous destination. Limited access area and permit required. We offer guided day and photo tours.
If you are one of the lucky few who have a permit for Coyote Buttes north you are in for a real treat. There are few places in the world that offer the unusual strata of soft sandstone rock like North Coyote Buttes. This is a moderate hike of anywhere from 3-6 miles each way with many great photo options along the way. Although this location is over 5000 feet/1585 meters it can be scorching hot in the summer months of June/July/August and cold in the winter months. This is not a hike for beginners or anyone who can't walk more than a few hours up and down the sandy/rocky hills to the wave. Grand Circle tours is an option to hire in order to fully enjoy your day to the wave and ensure you get the photos you really want. We will get you there the fastest way in a safe manner and you don't have to rely on your navigation skills or the unreliable rock cairns that can be placed anywhere by anyone. This section of Coyote Buttes is a harder hike than the South Buttes area and more famous but our opinion is they are both well worth the effort and full of photographic wonders. Our guides will keep you safe and on track in this maze of desert rocks.
BLM PERMIT REQUIRED: Permit Info or Apply for BLM Permit
Tour Length: 7-8 hours
Price: $199 per person
Photo Tours: $269 per person