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South Coyote Buttes

Near the wave, Kanab, UT
+1 928-691-1047
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Worth the drive!!

My husband and I got online permits to South Coyote Buttes. We were fortunate to get walk up... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Elizabeth C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
via mobile
Family trip in 2017

It is a wonderful place to visit since it is not very crowded. It is very similar to the Wave and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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“cottonwood cove” (15 reviews)
“high clearance” (21 reviews)
“rock formations” (17 reviews)
Near the wave, Kanab, UT
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I got online permits to South Coyote Buttes. We were fortunate to get walk up permits for The Wave but I wouldn’t underestimate this part of the park! It was beautiful, sandy climbs at Paw Hole can be challenging, recommend waking poles....More

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is a wonderful place to visit since it is not very crowded. It is very similar to the Wave and permits are very easy to come buy. It is very important that you have the correct vehicle to drive on the remote and sandy...More

Thank TheVMAN32
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I realize that this place is difficult to get into (the BLM process is tough and the trip in is long and bumpy), but if you want to see one of the most beautiful place in the world, it is worth it. It takes about...More

2  Thank Russ H
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I wouldn't go back. We won the wave lottery and so booked passes to South Coyote Buttes adjacent to that day. While it is nice to explore on your own with no specific trails, it is a lot of tromping thru sand. Also, roads to...More

2  Thank Utah801ski
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I did a tour with Dreamland on October 4th. Ron was our leader, was an exceptional tour guide. The group, scenery, lunch etc etc was perfect. Special thanks to Sammy (who got me on this tour) and Ron our Guide. Thanks Dreamland!

Thank travelnsj
Reviewed 3 October 2017

It's no different than any of the other rock, sandstone, hills, slickrock, etc. in the desert, but for some reason you need a permit.

3  Thank alexwolf2016
Reviewed 2 October 2017

You need a permit and it's difficult to get to, but well worth the effort! Scenery is unbelievable. You definitely need a guide.

1  Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Awesome place to visit. I would not recommend attempting to drive here on your own. BTW: no bathrooms or port potty...

2  Thank Lori N
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This hike is unguided and unmarked. I advise you download good maps and try to follow them. It would be easy to get lost. Give yourself plenty of time. It is full of sand, rock and hills. There is minimal shade, so bring sunblock and...More

2  Thank Scottfla
Reviewed 20 August 2017

A truly unique experience with fantastic scenery all around. Be ready to hike through sand, but its worth the journey.

2  Thank brettb3008
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Tom O
2 April 2017|
Response from MItraveler11 | Reviewed this property |
I can't find a Starlight Ranch, either. We stayed at the Zion Mountain Ranch twice and liked it a lot. It's huge and you can wander around there if you have some spare time. Not in Kanab, but not too far, either. We hired... More
13 March 2017|
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Response from MItraveler11 | Reviewed this property |
Dreamland Tours. South Coyote Buttes and White Pocket. Ask them to pick up passes for you the day before. You will LOVE this tour.