The Wave (coyote buttes north)

The Wave, officially referred to as Coyote Buttes North, is an iconic jewel of southern Utah. The lack of access to real ocean waves in this desert climate is compensated for here as the striking geological sandstone formations create rock waves. If you are lucky enough to obtain a permit, the hike can be rugged and challenging but we promise it will exceed your expectations!

The Wave
Coyote Buttes North
The Wave (Coyote Buttes North)
The Wave (Coyote Buttes North)

additional details

Days Monday-Saturday
Duration 7-8 hours 
Times 5am, 8am
Seasons Year round (weather permitting)
Permit Needed? Yes (go to to obtain)
Distance ~6-12 miles roundtrip (depending on how much you see)
Difficulty 5 / 5     (  1 = easy  5 = very hard  )
Terrain Deep sand, some loose rock, sandstone, elevation gain both ways, no shade.
Additional info It can be very hot in the summer, bring your own water for hiking.

pricing 7-8 hour tours  

1-2 people $345
3 people $415
4 people $490
5 people $575
Additional people (per person) $75

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

***With current unpredictable inflation of gas prices, ALL PRIVATE TOURS WILL BE SUBJECT TO AN ADDITIONAL GAS SURCHARGE OF THE DIFFERENCE OF THE CURRENT PRICE PER GALLON OVER $2.75/GAL. Pricing was originally made when gas was $2.50/gal, we hope there is another drop before we have to permanently change our prices. Thank you for understanding!