A short hike over sand and slickrock to a bowl-like formation made of alternating stripes of creamy-white and orange-red sandstone.
You are asked to stay on the trail to preserve the fragile nature of the formation and sparse vegetation.
The hike begins at Parking Area #3 off White Dome Road. Cross the road and pick up the trail heading east down a sandy slope. The trail leads you to the base of tall, dark red blocks of sandstone and then curves to the right. Headed now in a southerly direction you'll hike past the last of the blocks called Gibraltar Rock. From here you'll walk among some small boulders and up onto an expanse of slickrock. Follow the markers as much as possible (there aren't that many) and watch as the sandstone becomes more and more striped and wavy. About 1/2-mile in, the trail veers to the left. Continue to follow the markers to arrive at the Fire Wave. Retrace your steps to complete the hike. While not as tightly banded as Coyote Buttes North, the Fire Wave is definitely worth a visit. Keep in mind that the park is open from sunrise to sunset, so plan accordingly.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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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.