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John M
Hedgesville, West Virginia
Excellent hike - well worth the aggravation of securing a permit

I had been trying to secure a permit to hike 'The Wave' for 6 years to no avail. This January, I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California
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The Wave is a sandstone rock formation located near Big Water, Utah on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes, in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, on the Colorado Plateau. It is famous among hikers and photographers for its colorful...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was sent an email from tripadvisor to review more places. This popped up and I had to respond. I hiked to "The Wave" over 10 years ago and remember it like it was yesterday. The National Park Service is very organized when it comes...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been trying to secure a permit to hike 'The Wave' for 6 years to no avail. This January, I had some time off and thus decided to hit Page and spend a few days there. Since I was close to Kanab, I thought...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TheLightExplorer
Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

Although it took us a lot of waiting, it was all worth it! We applied for on-line permits, which is recommended, and everything was organized, we got our permits long before our trip was scheduled. The place is amazing! Although there were a few markers,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank elizabethlH194AD
Reviewed 17 December 2018

Well worth the two in-person attempts to win the permit lottery at the BLM office in Kanab! I went on a Monday and Tuesday in early/mid December. For both drawings, about 35 people showed up. After winning the 2nd time, I stayed afterwards for the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 11 December 2018

It took us about 30 tries (about half online tries and half in-person) but we finally won a permit to North Coyote Buttes (The Wave) at an in- person lottery. Despite the threat of bad weather, (we hired Kanab tour Company to take us) we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 16 November 2018

We hiked the Wave on 11/13/18. The road in from Rte 89 to the TH was in very good shape (about 9 miles on gravel/dirt road). The TH has two pit toilets but no water The hike was 3+ miles OW and I'd rate it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Peter K
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

I had the good fortune to get a permit via the online lottery. As I was traveling solo, I hired a guide from Kanab Tour Company, to see The Wave and much more. The Wave is as spectacular as nature gets! But also go for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank RedYoga
Reviewed 12 October 2018

An amazing experience. Words can’t describe the beauty of this magnificent rock formation ... it really is a “you have to be there to feel it” moment & no amount of imagination can come close to the amazement you feel when you first set eyes...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Lynziswez
Reviewed 18 September 2018

-unique experience winning the lottery -start early around 6am -House rock valley road is lengthy and rocky; takes around 30mins to get to parking -google map all other attractions nearby such as 2nd wave; Alcove, Hamburger, dinosaur tracks, hidden pelygraphs -just look out for the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Vi E
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Only once in Kanab did I realize The Wave was nearby. Until after having spoken to friends from California did I realize a lottery was involved to secure a permit for the hike. Lucky for us, the party number that was drawn before us went...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Lacey H
29 December 2018|
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Response from Lynziswez | Reviewed this property |
Hi we have been blessed to have done all the above, as we were lucky enough to win the online lottery for the Wave 3 months before travelling from the UK. We have done Sedona twice. First time 16 days June 2016 travelling... More
19 November 2018|
Response from Grayee | Reviewed this property |
From mid-March to Mid November, walk-in permits can be obtained seven (7) days a week. From mid-November through mid-March, walk-in permits are issued Monday-Friday, except for federal holidays (including Thanksgiving... More
3 August 2018|
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Response from UFPAGator | Reviewed this property |
No definitely not. It’s around 7 miles round trip and up and down some hills. It was very hot when we went as well. I wouldn’t take anyone without experience hiking.