Coyote Butte South 

This is not the same as the Wave but is located at opposite end (south side instead of north side) from the Wave. Though it also requires a permit to tour, it’s well worth the effort. Coyote Butte South is just a small part of the 112,500 acre Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, but has some of the most visually striking geologic sandstone formations in the world. It is a very solitary place where you can often see no one.

Coyote Butte South
Coyote Butte South
Coyote Butte South Rock Formation
Coyote Butte South
Coyote Butte South
Coyote Butte South
Coyote Butte South

Additional details 

Days Monday-Saturday
Duration 7-8 hours
Times 8am, 11am, 2pm (only during summer months with longer daylight days)
Seasons Year round (weather permitting)
Permit Needed? Yes (go to to obtain)
Distance ~3-4 miles roundtrip (depending on how much hiking you do)
Difficulty 5 / 5     (  1 = easy  5 = very hard  )
Terrain Sand, rock, strenuous hike with no marked trails.
Additional info Very hot in the summer with little to no shade. Bring your own water for hiking.

Pricing 7-8 hour tours 

1-2 people $325
3 people $400
4 people $475
5 people $550
Additional people (per person) $75

***all tours are subject to 15% taxes and fees***

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