Didn't win The Wave - North Coyote Buttes lottery? Don't despair. Our South Coyote Buttes Tour offers you a chance to explore the Southern end of the Coyote Buttes area in The Vermilion Cliffs National Monument: a landscape of unceasing beauty and hiking opportunity. As can be expected in this incredible region: you'll find dramatic contrasts of colors and formation. Many of which are startlingly similar to The Wave. This hike is actually shorter than the Wave, so we can slow down some and enjoy each stage of the tour even more. Your AWSA guide will help you achieve ideal photos as we experience fascinating Paleontological and Archaelogical histories looking at Dinosaur footprints and the occasional Native American artifact.
              When you choose an AWSA guide for your memory making, you help to guarantee that these amazing histories are preserved and respected. South Coyote Buttes has some delicate areas, and so we use our experience to focus on ensuring your safety. Due to this being a BLM permit area, the crowds are kept small and your experience is enhanced.

dinosaur footprint
vermillion cliffs ponds
desert yoga
south coyote buttes scenery
native american arrowhead


Availability: We can take groups of up to 10 people. We are in no hurry to escape back to society from this wonderful location: so we'll go at your pace, do what you would like, and showcase to you our favorite photo opportunities.
Overnight camping is not available in this area.
The Drive: 50 miles paved highway- taking approximately 1 hour. We will drive this stretch in the Suburban. Then +25 miles unpaved - taking approximately 1.5 hours, we will drive this stretch in the fun Can-Am. The tour takes a total 4-5 hours of driving, and the drive is one of the great elements of the adventure. We'll pick up some coffee together, and set out down Highway 89A on a winding, scenic journey through the Kaibab National Forest. The views change dramatically on the drop out of the forest and down into Marble Canyon- a moment sure to take your breath away.
Hike Distance: 4-6 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate- uneven rocks and small sections of sand. The hike typically takes between 2 and 5 hours: depending on your group's pace, comfort, and safety. We exercise caution during the summer months, and during rain storms. This hike requires around 1 gallon of water per person in the summer.
Permits: Walk-in permits are available for next-day hikes and are limited to 6 in a group. Apply for online permits by clicking here or pick them up in person. Kanab BLM Visitor Center: 745 E. Highway 89, Kanab, Utah. (435) 644-1300