USA/UT & AZ: The Wave & Coyotte Buttes

On the border of Utah and Arizona lie the Coyote Buttes – one of the most incredible places on earth. Very few people know about it and even less ever got to see it – only 10 permits per day are allowed and they are booked for years in advance. It’s a nice 6 mile one-way hike without a trail or a map – so 50% of those attempting usually get lost without getting to the destination. The Buttes are petrified sand dunes from the Jurassic period made up from the red Navajo sandstone. If you are lucky – you can have the entire place to yourself and see the light change the shadows as the day goes by. While the Wave is actually located in Arizona, the hiking trail starts in Utah.

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