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Coyote Buttes North - Wire Pass TH, UT

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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Multi-Loop 6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,914 feet
Elevation Gain 401 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,136 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 3 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 11.68
Backpack No
Dogs not allowed
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52  2018-05-18 trekkintoo
50  2017-05-06 cw50must
22  2016-11-11 Timknorr
25  2015-09-25 Uncharted
33  2014-12-01 Lost
21  2014-10-28 AZWanderingBear
14  2014-06-14 Lucyan
4  2014-06-04 AZLOT69
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Preferred   Apr, May, Sep, Oct
Seasons   Autumn to Spring
Sun  7:30am - 5:11pm
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Buckskin Gulch - Wire Pass to Paria River
Buckskin Gulch - Wire Pass to Paria River
0.0 mi away
28.4 mi
314 ft
Wire Pass to Buckskin Gulch
0.0 mi away
3.4 mi
183 ft
Wire Pass
Wire Pass
0.0 mi away
1.7 mi
-200 ft
Buckskin Gulch TH to Wire Pass
Buckskin Gulch TH to Wire Pass
3.5 mi away
4.4 mi
Coyote Buttes via Cottonwood Cove
Coyote Buttes via Cottonwood Cove
5.0 mi away
Middle Route Trailhead to Cobra Arch
Middle Route Trailhead to Cobra Arch
6.0 mi away
6.6 mi
300 ft
Coyote Buttes South
Coyote Buttes South
6.5 mi away
Long Canyon - West Clark Bench
7.2 mi away
1.5 mi
94 ft
Cat Stair Canyon - Car Wash
Cat Stair Canyon - Car Wash
8.1 mi away
0.5 mi
63 ft
Buckskin Mountain - AZT #43
8.4 mi away
10.5 mi
719 ft
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Overview
This is the popular access to "The Wave".

Hike
From the Wire Pass TH, walk 0.5 miles downstream along the wash until you get to a sign indicating "Buckskin Gulch/Coyote Buttes". The trail to the Wave will veer of to the right out of the wash and up a steady incline. At the top of the ridge, the path turns South and levels off heading towards a butte. You will pass a trail register box indicating "Special Permit Required". Link to permit info is in the driving section.


At about mile 1.0, the trail ends after crossing a wash. Head East over a low divide on a slick rock ridge. Note that there is no Cairns. I'm told that Rangers remove any they find. About 150 ft after you cross through a small pass, head South along the East side of Coyote Butte. At about mile 2.0 you will encounter the famous Wave.
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BLM Division Reports Reservations, permits, and advance payment of fees are required for Coyote Buttes. A separate reservation and fee payment must be made for each day requested. Visitors must display the permit receipt on outside of packs while hiking.

A link to permit details is found further down the page near directions.
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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Directions
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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)
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