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Coyote Buttes via Cottonwood Cove
Coyote Buttes via Cottonwood Cove
3.0 mi away
Buckskin Mountain - AZT #43
5.0 mi away
10.5 mi
719 ft
West Bench Pueblo
5.8 mi away
0.3 mi
-20 ft
Double-Barrel Arch
Double-Barrel Arch
6.1 mi away
2.8 mi
100 ft
Wire Pass
Wire Pass
6.5 mi away
1.7 mi
-200 ft
Wire Pass to Buckskin Gulch
6.5 mi away
3.4 mi
183 ft
Buckskin Gulch - Wire Pass to Paria River
Buckskin Gulch - Wire Pass to Paria River
6.5 mi away
28.4 mi
314 ft
Coyote Buttes North - Wire Pass TH
Coyote Buttes North - Wire Pass TH
6.5 mi away
6.0 mi
1,136 ft
White Pocket
White Pocket
7.1 mi away
1.7 mi
200 ft
Navajo Trail
9.1 mi away
12.0 mi
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Sand, sand... sandstone!
by Randal_Schulhauser

For the popular access to "The Wave" go to Coyote Buttes North via Wire Pass TH.

This hike is listed with incomplete data If you have more information hiking Coyote Buttes from Paw Hole Trailhead then please submit. Randal's (stripped from a previous listing) summary should get you started...


We obtained a Special Day-Use Permit for Coyote Buttes South. The Ranger commented that he thought that the Waves in the South section are better than the North section and cautioned us about the sandy roads requiring 4WD with special terrain tires. He also mentioned that the last permit for this area was issued about a week ago.

From the Visitor Center, travel West on Hwy 89 about 5 miles. Just as Hwy 89 cuts through the Cockscomb between mile marker 25 and 26, turn South on House Rock Valley Road. For some unknown reason Jack Rabbits are a common sight along this road. For Coyote Buttes North and the Wave, travel about 8.5 miles until you reach the Wire Pass Trailhead. For Coyote Buttes South, travel about 16.1 miles until you reach the Lone Tree Reservoir/Lower Paw Hole Road Junction. There are no signs, but half a dozen culverts are piled on the East side of the intersection. It is HIGHLY ADVISED to park your vehicle here and hike Lower Paw Hole Road to Paw Hole. Lower Paw Hole Road is EXTREMELY SANDY.

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We turned onto Lower Paw Hole Road and the track seemed firm from the over-night rain. Traveled about a mile when the wheels started to spin. Good thing we always pack a shovel, dug out the wheel and placed some windfall branches under the tires for traction. Parked the truck and started to hike up to Paw Hole.

About 1.5 miles from House Rock Valley Road you will encounter the first of many strange rock formations including a small "teepee" and the "brains".

2.5 miles from House Rock Valley Road there is a sign indicating "Paw Hole - please walk from here". An obvious trail heads North towards the Paw Hole Teepees. There are "chess pieces" and more "teepees" along the trail. And yes, there are "waves". And more "waves". More "waves". And more "waves". And even more "waves" in a 1.5 mile loop back to the Paw Hole TH sign. Walk back along Lower Paw Hole Road 2.5 miles to Lone Tree Reservoir/House Rock Valley Road intersection.

Randal_Schulhauser
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    To hike
    From Page, go North and West on Hwy 89 about 30 miles. Just as Hwy 89 cuts through the Cockscomb between mile marker 25 and 26, turn South on House Rock Valley Road. Travel about 8.5 miles South until you reach the Wire Pass Trail Head for Coyote Buttes North and the Wave. Note that you are in Utah, near the Arizona border. The Wave is located in Arizona.

    For Coyote Buttes South and the Teepee's, travel 16.1 miles South from Hwy 89 until you reach the Lone Tree Reservoir/Lower Paw Hole Junction. There are no signs, but half a dozen culverts are piled on the East side of the intersection. It is HIGHLY ADVISED to park your vehicle here and hike Lower Paw Hole Road to Paw Hole. Lower Paw Hole Road is EXTREMELY SANDY. Note that you are in Arizona, near the Utah border.

    Just before Hwy 89 mile marker 21, on the South side, you can find the Paria Ranger Station & Visitor Center. The Visitor Center has made a Coyote Buttes map available to hikers.

    Coyote Buttes North - Wire Pass to the Wave
    TH elevation = 1490 ft
    TH elevation gain = 340 ft
    Distance = 2.85 miles (one-way)


    Coyote Buttes South - Lone Tree Reservoir to Paw Hole Trail Head and Loop of Teepee's
    TH elevation = 1635 ft
    TH elevation gain = 160 ft
    Distance = 4.06 miles (one-way)

    2009-04-04 Lofty adds: If you get to Honeymoon Trail sign ( 18 mi from Us-89) You've gone a bit too far. ( that helped us ) as well as GPS . Didn't see any culverts. Lone Tree access Turnoff : 36 54' 56" 112 03' 06" Had a Hyndai Tuscon Crossover SUV with city tires. Drove 3/4 up th hill to a good spot for parking. Not far below the bend in the road. After that we noted Sandy Ruts. The Sand was moist from the previous day's rain. They give you a good directions handout for driving & mileage for the entire south Buttes area at the Pariah contact station.
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