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Southwest Expedition Series Part 9: Coyote Buttes North

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    • Southwest Expedition Series Index

    http://www.meetup.com/NYCAsianMeetup/events/229275835/

    COYOTE BUTTES NORTH

    ADMISSION: TBA

    DESCRIPTION:

    Coyote Buttes is a section of the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), spanning extreme south-central Utah and north-central Arizona, south of US 89 halfway between Kanab, Utah and Page, Arizona. It is divided into two areas: Coyote Buttes North and Coyote Buttes South. Visiting either of the Coyote Buttes areas requires purchasing a hiking permit.

    The Coyote Buttes area is an exposure of cross-bedded aeolian Jurassic Navajo Sandstone. The variable coloration of the sandstones is a result of various iron oxide pigments within the layers. A dinosaur trackway or trample surface is found in the area and provides evidence of a variety of dinosaurs. The area includes dramatic swirling erosional rock formations such as The Wave.

    The Wave and Buckskin Gulch share the Wire Pass Trailhead on House Rock Valley Road.

    ATTRACTIONS:

    • The Wave: is a sandstone rock formation located in Arizona, United States near its northern border with Utah. The formation is situated on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness of the Colorado Plateau. The area is administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument visitor center in Kanab, Utah.

    The formation is well–known among hikers and photographers for its colorful, undulating forms and the difficult hike required to reach it. Due to the fragile nature of the formation and the large number of people wishing to visit it, a daily lottery system is used to dispense only ten next–day permits in person at the Kanab visitor center. Additionally, ten online permits for each date are available four months in advance of a planned trip. A map and information about the hike is supplied to those who have obtained permits.

    Difficulty: Easy
    Distances: 1 Miles  
    Duration: 1 Hours

    Map:

    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/37.0189595,-112.0252728/The+Wave,+Marble+Canyon,+AZ+86036,+United+States/@37.0080803,-112.0206855,15z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x8734f1a42861b2f1:0x6e7a31cba858989d!2m2!1d-112.0061302!2d36.9956293!3e2

    Reference:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wave,_Arizona

    RECOMMENDED ITEMS TO BRING:
    • 4x 1 Lite of bottle water
    • Lunch
    • Snacks & Fruits
    • Sun Screen
    • Bug Repellent

    RECOMMENDED CLOTHES TO WEAR:
    • Hat
    • Sun Glasses
    • Lightweight clothing
    • Hiking Boots or Shoes
    • Lightweight Back Pack
    • Lightweight workout pants

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