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South Coyote Buttes

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Address: Near the wave, Kanab, UT
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+1 928-691-1047

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(North Coyote Buttes is The Wave.) South Coyote Buttes is AMAZING. The sand is so soft, I wouldn't want to drive it myself. We used a tour company and it was perfect.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

(North Coyote Buttes is The Wave.) South Coyote Buttes is AMAZING. The sand is so soft, I wouldn't want to drive it myself. We used a tour company and it was perfect.

Thank MItraveler11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did the South Coyote plus White Pocket tours. Brent from Dreamland Tours guided us around and was great. Very informative, friendly and entertaining. The worst part is the hour long drive in a rutted dirt road but the views make up for it in the end. While the Buttes are great, I think the landscape of White Pocket is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

We did this in winter and the river bed was easily accessible. Some spots in the slot canyon were tricky, as boulders had moved, creating a somewhat difficult passage to navigate. However, one can also circumvent these spots by going up and around, joining the canyon later on.

1 Thank Luc B
Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

absolutely amazing colorful slick rock, worth the hike on deep sand, uneven terrain, and rocks. we even got to climb up on those colorful formations.We got the permit online, which was a lot easier to get than the Wave permit. Permit can also be obtained from the Grand Staircase-Escalante N.M. visitor center in Kanab. You do have to be in... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Little heard of place as compared to the Wave but also lottery based. So worth going, absolute breathtaking scenery and landscape so delicate that at some places, the rocks are just as thin as paper. Multiple layers of colors and all sorts of unique shapes and mind blowing formations. There is a mini version of the "Wave" without the long... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had been trying for months to get a permit for the Wave, but with no luck. So, we decided to spend a few days in Kanab in the hopes that our chances would be better. No luck, but we did snag a permit for South Coyote Buttes, and were not disappointed. You still have to go... More 

2 Thank Claire M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

dont' try getting there with a 4x4. really the road is challenging with deep sand and the potential to bottom out on rock. get the permit to visit!

Thank HMBoston
Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

And the occasional trip to church didn't help me win the walk-in lottery for The Wave permit. Like many folks, I had been hoping to snag a permit, but unfortunately wasn't able to despite the fact that there were only 39 people drawing that morning @ 9. Last Christmas Eve there was over 200 believe it or not. Later in... More 

2 Thank BorucaJohn
New Harmony, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I went here specifically to see, hike, and photograph Paw Hole. NOTE - you need a BLM PERMIT to park and hike here. THIS IS 4WD VEHICLE ONLY. THERE IS DEEP SAND ON THE TURNOFF TO PAW HOLE. BE ADVISED! The sandstone here is amazing - you can see it in the distance in the East as you drive down... More 

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São Paulo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

first, you will need a 4wd, the road is tricky and long. save a day for this! its an amazing area, full of enchantments, corners, tunnels, waves, rock formations, views!! even if you got the wave permit, do not loose the opportunity to know this area. walk by, taking care with the fragility of the rocks, look closely, take distance... More 

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