World Famous Site

Restricted Access

Expertly Guided Tour

Won the Wave Lottery? Explore it Fully With Our Expert Guide

If you’re one of the lucky winners of The Wave lottery, then this is your chance for an expertly-guided tour of the world-famous site. You’ve all seen this iconic location featured on the home screen of Android phones and HP computers, and going with one of our knowledgeable and fun guides is a great way to navigate the hike, terrain, and weather of this area safely and in-depth. We’ll be sure to go at your own pace and use our experience to guide you to the best spots for photos and vistas.

North Coyote Buttes Highlights

Join us on a scenic journey through the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument where rainbow mountains and red cliffs frame the forests of juniper and cedar

Got lucky? Make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore The Wave with an expert guide

Enjoy a customized adventure to this unique destination and make memories for a lifetime

Have fun riding in our safe and comfortable vehicles

Click the tabs to find out more...

Trip Details

Pricing & Details


  • $250.00 per person
  • Children under 12 years old: $100.00

25% discount to all Active Military and Veterans

Departure time

Depends on the season

Meeting point

We’ll pick you up from any hotel or Airbnb in Kanab, Utah, or we can meet at the Kane County Visitors center in Kanab Utah.


All year round, 7 days a week


8 to 10 hours

Group size

Minimum 2, maximum 5 per tour guide


  • Drinking water
  • Energy bars
  • Fruit

What to bring

  • Appropriate clothing for the season
  • Daypack
  • Lunch if you would like
  • Hiking poles if needed

Hike distance

7 to 10 miles

Hike difficulty

Moderate/Difficult – uphill grades, deep sand, steep sandstone and rocky areas. The hike typically takes between 3 to 5 hours, depending on your group’s pace, comfort, and safety. It is approximately 7 miles round trip to The Wave. We exercise caution during the summer months, and during rain storms. This hike requires around 1 gallon of water per person in the summer. Additional hiking in the area can be discussed with your tour guide and will depend on your ability to hike further.


Just 64 permits per day are issued for this area. Permits are required to hike The Wave in the North Coyote Buttes area. As licensed guides, we do not need permits, so just get the number of permits for the people in your group. You can apply for permits online throughout the year by going to

About your guide

1 knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide with years of experience exploring these incredible lands

Important Info

The North Coyote Buttes area of the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument: to keep this incredible location preserved for future generations, the B.L.M. (Bureau of Land Management) has restricted access to it to just 64 permits per day in a lottery system.

As licensed guides, we do not need permits, so just get the number of permits for the people in your group.

We always have to keep an eye on the weather before any hike in a slot canyon due to potential flash flooding.

We do offer a refund on deposits if weather is a factor.

The Drive: We begin with 35 miles of paved highway taking approximately 30 minutes. We will drive this stretch in our comfortable vehicle and then it is just over 9 miles unpaved - taking approximately 25 minutes of riding in our fun Can-Am or Surburban vehicle. The tour takes a total of 2-3 hours of driving, and the drive is one of the great elements of the adventure. We'll grab some coffee together, and set out down Highway 89 on a winding, scenic journey through the Paria Wilderness

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It….

Check Out Our Other Tours

a tourist peeking through a hole in peekaboo canyon