Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness
Winter at the Wave
Hard to definitely pinpoint on a map, the Wave is a gorgeous rock formation near the Arizona and Utah part of the Coyote Buttes, in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness. Don't rush off there expecting to just show up and visit, as this area is tightly controlled by the Bureau of Land Management and only 20 people are allowed in on a daily basis. You can apply for permits online or participate in the daily lottery to get a day pass to see these magnificent rock formations. No matter what time of year you go, you will be blown away by the stunning rock and textures made by wind, water and time.
By Andi Fisher, AFAR Local Expert
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