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Coyote Buttes / The Wave, AZ

A once in a lifetime experience!

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    A once in a lifetime experience!

    Special Interest: Hiking

    Coyote Buttes / The Wave is located in The Vermillion Cliffs National Monument and Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness. A map of the entire area can be found on the Bureau of Land Mangement website. Coyote Buttes is separated into North Coyote Buttes and South Coyote Buttes. The Wave, a ravine made from swirling sandstone rock located in North Coyote Buttes, is the most famous and likely the most photographed landmark in the area.

    Read our article about hiking Coyote Buttes / The Wave Best – Dog Friendly Trails for more information about the area.

    Dogs must be kept under control at all times and need their own permit. You will have to carry out all dog and human waste. Overnight camping and campfires are not allowed. If you want to go with a guide, they should have special recreation permits given out by the BLM Arizona Strip and Kanab Field Offices.

    Due to the limited availability (permit only) and difficulty level of this hike, count yourself as one of the lucky ones to have explored the Coyote Buttes. Take a photo of you and your dog and tell us what you liked best about the trip. Did you wish you brought something to help you out?


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    Location: Kanab, UT |  Coconino County  |  Kane County  |  Arizona  |  Utah
    GPS Coordinates: 37.10460, -111.90025  Map
    Activities: Hiking

    TAGS: Coyote Buttes, Hiking, The Wave, Vermillion Cliffs

    Items Needed: Water, Poop Bags, First Aid Kit, Tick Removal Tool, 6 Foot Non-Retractable Leash or Hands-Free Leash, Paw Protection (Boots or Wax), Reflective Gear On Your Dog, Other Appropriate Gear & Food, Map, Compass, Trekking Poles, Extra Food & Survival Gear, GPS Device, Sunscreen, Hat, Good Hiking Shoes, Rope, Webbing, Harness and Rappelling Device, Hand Sanitizer, Wipes.

    Safety: This hike is best for moderate hikers. The best time to go is spring, fall, and winter. Summer is usually too hot for dogs as you will be on sand and rock. Trails are not marked. It's a good idea to go with another buddy (human) in case of an emergency, or hire a guide. What you bring in the park, you must bring out - including poop. Don't forget to bring a lot of water to drink. Pay attention to your dog as there are wild animals he may not be familiar with in the area, including poisonous snakes. Please consult your vet before hiking with your dog. It may be best for puppies or dogs with joint problems to stay home. Remember to take small and steady water breaks to prevent bloat or water intoxication. And don't forget to check the paws!

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