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Unreal Sandstone Formations in South Coyote Buttes

Visited SCB in early October 2018 and was absolutely NOT disappointed by missing out in the Wave... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gorgeous and Unique Terrain!!

We were lucky enough to tour South Coyote Buttes in Vermillion Cliffs with Kanab Tour company last... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited SCB in early October 2018 and was absolutely NOT disappointed by missing out in the Wave lottery. Toured with the Paria Outpost people and Eric, our guide, was fantastic. His geological knowledge and enthusiasm for SCB was a treat. The colors and the surreal...More

Thank potstickerman
Reviewed September 7, 2018

We were lucky enough to tour South Coyote Buttes in Vermillion Cliffs with Kanab Tour company last week! What an awesome adventure! The buttes themselves in the Paw Hole region are like bright rusty red beehives! And on the north east section of the south...More

Thank MizMandy
Reviewed August 3, 2018

I highly recommend hiring a guide who has 4WD and can drive on sandy roads. Yermo at Seeking Treasure Adventures is an excellent choice. It's easy to get lost in this area that requires you to go through multiple cattle gates to access the best...More

2  Thank Everette_1111
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely stunning views - definitely one of my favorite hikes I have ever done! It was as also very strenuous, with hot temperatures, little shade and traveling through deep sand by totally worth it!! 🎉🎉🎉

1  Thank Melanie B
Reviewed July 4, 2018

great to see and gaze at all the formations. kanab is great to visit, so don't miss if you are nearby.

Thank terri f
Reviewed July 1, 2018

The Wave. That's all everyone talks about. People go back day after day after day to get The Wave tickets. Ok, - I can't compare, I didn't go back and haven't seen The Wave. But we did rent a 4-wheel drive to get out to...More

2  Thank MaudraS
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Be cautious, the rocks on which you will be walking are heat sinks. The temperature on the rocks are about 20 degrees warmer than ambient. The scenery is phenomenal. The BLM does have a rover who checks for permits if you are going to the...More

1  Thank AZJNB70
Reviewed June 19, 2018

South coyote buttes are amazing. The Wave gets all the hype, but you won't feel like you missed out if you "settle" for a permit to south coyote.

1  Thank Zane V
Reviewed June 13, 2018

You need a permit but it is well worth it. We had a great time exploring the area and enjoying our very own private adventure, since there really was no one there, we had the place to ourselves. The last mile on the sand road...More

1  Thank creeklaying
Reviewed May 29, 2018

If you don't win the Wave lottery, definitely take the South Coyote Buttes tour. It is awesome and after seeing both, I can tell you it won't disappoint. We actually enjoyed South Coyote a little more than the Wave...although we're very honored and happy to...More

2  Thank lisajM6851IZ
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July 3, 2018|
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Response from AZJNB70 | Reviewed this property |
I cannot offer assistance on where to unhook. I will advise, DO NOT attempt to pull the trailer down the 8 mile dirt road. I would contact the Kanab Visitor's Center on areas for trailers.
Mary P
1.Does anyone know what the views are like if you just drive the dirt road BLM 1079 to white pocket then onto paw hole? 2.Can you see any of the scenic colored areas from the road? Didnt want to have to try and get a permit, just will not go on trails if I can get great pictures of the area, but will if necessary. I'm not about the hiking, but about more about picture taking. If not I dont have a problem with and easy to moderate hike as long as I can take my time. 3. We have 4WD Toyota Tundra and were planning on driving the entire BLM1079 road loop fromWilderness Area past White Pocket then past Paw Hole straight until it meets up wtih House Rock Road as we are heading to Big Water after. Is this possible or even worth it? I am traveling from upstate NY right on the Canadian border so will never be back again as its a 5 day drive just to get here with the camper so I want to make it worth it. Since my cahnces of getting to" the wave" are almost zero everything I read said the scenery in this area was also very colorful and beautiful. Any help, suggestions, and information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, MP
March 5, 2018|
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Response from nrschoen |
First, the wave lottery in kanab varies from day to day, it's not impossible, some days are better than others. Yes, you can see some things from the road, but the really beauty you have to hike it. Most of the hiking up to... More
March 4, 2018|
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Response from Jill G | Reviewed this property |
Definitely get a guide, the sand is really deep! We got some good suggestions for guides at the visitor center in Kanab. The guy we got was great and knew how to drive in the sand. My dad drives in the woods in Wisconsin all... More