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The Wave: A Fantastic Day Trip from Zion

Late winter/early spring is my favorite time to visit The Wave, so I thought I’d post details for folks interested in doing the same. Just 90 minutes from Zion, The Wave makes for a fantastic day trip, and is a must-see for landscape photographers. Obtaining a Permit The dramatic, colorful sandstone undulations of The Wave are world-famous, and hikers and photographers come from the world over to experience the grandeur for themselves. The downfall of all this popularity COULD be crowding, but the Kane County BLM has managed to keep the wilderness feel of this eye-popping landscape relatively secure via an aggressive permitting system. Permits are available via two methods: you can reserve your permit in an on-line lottery 4 months in advance (available to 1o parties/day) OR try for a day-of walk-in permit (available to 10 parties/day). Instead of explaining the entire permit process here, check out Kane County BLM’s extensive permit information; the permit for “Coyote Buttes North” is the one you’re after. Getting There If you are lucky enough to get a permit for Coyote Butte North, the BLM will supply you a map with your permit. You still need to know how to use it, but … Continue reading

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