This is the popular access to "The Wave".
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.
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.