hiking

This remote and unspoiled, 280,000-acre Monument is a geologic treasure, containing a variety of diverse landscapes from the Paria Plateau, Vermilion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes, and Paria Canyon. Elevations range from 3,100 to 7,100 feet.

Start at wire pass and headed south at buckskin gultch. Went until our feet were frozen. Beautiful hike. Would be perfect in the heat of summer. We went in October.

This is such a beautiful canyon. Everything you'd expect from Utah and more! Going through the cess pools was interesting, but you'll get over it after about 20 of em ;)

Awesome slot canyon! May be problematic after a good rain. Don't do it if rain is in the forecast! lol!

Most amazing hike I've ever done! What a fantastic gem on our beautiful Earth!!

hiking
3 months ago

A must hike for any hiking aficionado! The Wave is considered one of the most spectacular hikes in the world!

hiking
3 months ago

Our first nonguided trail happens here in July. Get a lot of water and cover with extra skin. Finding the route is not an issue neither the hike itself, but be prepared for the heat if you are visiting around the same time.
Bring a GPS can be helpful, but you can find the route with guiding photos handy.

backpacking
4 months ago

Into buckskin at wire pass, camp at the confluence of Paria and Buckskin and out Paria! Pure Joy with lots of solitude

hiking
6 months ago

Worth the work involved in getting a permit. It was like nothing I've ever seen.

hiking
8 months ago

The wave is not in Kanab the BLM office for the lotto permit is if you don't apply online. Absolutely stunning! Bring plenty of water. Even in March I went through nearly 2 liters. Also, hiking in sand is hard. I'm used to mountain trails and I think maybe I'd take one with an incline over sand anyday lol but seriously it is completly worth it. Make it a 2 day trip and hit wire pass to buckskin gulch. It's also amazing

hiking
8 months ago

Just amazing. Took wire pass trail and turned right on to buckskin for another 2 miles. Wanted to go further and I plan to be back.

on The Wave Trail

hiking
9 months ago

Outstanding!!

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked this from the Buckskin Trail Head to where the Wire Pass Trail joins. Exited at Wire Pass Trail head. The first part of the hike follow the river with frequent crossings so hiking sandals are a plus. After a while you start hiking in the river. Then the canyon narrows and become a slot canyon for many miles with only a couple of entrance/exits. Wire Pass is the first exit which is the one we took. Ankle deep water was so cold in February that I wished that I hadn't forgotten my neoprene booties. Want able to hitch a ride back to the car at Buckskin Gulch from some kind photographers.

hiking
9 months ago

The wave was amazing and there is so much more to see. Second wave, Sand Cove Canyon, Boneyard, Dinosaur tracks, High Heel Arch. Spent the whole day and loved every minute.

Amazing hike . Scenery is amazing, even more so on a rainy day, when all colours come even more alive. Will have to do it again though - hiked it on Nov.4, 2015, took hundreds of pictures, but lost my camera memory card on the plane on way home. If anyone hiked the trail that day and would be so kind to share pictures with me, I would be so grateful.

on The Wave Trail

1 year ago

Amazing! Definitely explore behind the wave and go further into the canyon if you are comfortable with navigation. There are arches and windows on the other side of the wave that are beautiful. Get your permit in advance.

hiking
1 year ago

I didn't realize there was a permit lottery until a week before I got there. I did end up getting one the second time I tried but if you can plan in advance it will save you a lot of hassle!