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Coyote Buttes SouthNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 05 2016
AZBeaver
Hiking2.10 Miles 253 AEG
Hiking2.10 Miles
253 ft AEG
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The final portion of our 10-day overland trip was a trip into Coyote Buttes South and the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. We had the requisite permit for Coyote Buttes. The new vehicle was ready and outfitted for the deep sand we'd encounter along the area's trails. Friends joined us at Stateline Campground, so named for being right on the AZ/UT border. While we always enjoy their company, this area is remote and having a second vehicle and some fellow adventurers along for the ride is not a bad idea.

After a quiet night at the campground, we aired down our tires and struck out to explore the amazing geological features of the area. Our first stop was at Paw Hole. We hiked up through the deep sand into the southern most end of Coyote Buttes. Having been to the Wave, we at least had some idea of what to expect. Our friends didn't and they were pleasantly surprised right off.

Our group split off taking differing routes into the sandstone cliffs depending on individual levels of comfort with climbing. The variety of shapes and shades in which nature has molded the rock here is phenomenal. While we could have loitered much longer, there were more places to visit. We loaded up and moved deeper into the area.
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