Coyote Buttes South

MODERATE 7 reviews

Coyote Buttes South is a 25 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near One Mile, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and off road driving. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

25.0 miles
1,384 feet

dogs on leash


off road driving


off trail

no shade

Hikers and photographers must get permits to visit the magnificent and famous formations in Coyote Buttes. A permit to go to CBSouth is a ticket to adventure, featuring an exciting drive on remote roads of an off road wilderness. The Bureau of Land Management issues permits for twenty individuals per day. Coyote Buttes South does not have a famous highlight like the Wave but it is more of an adventure. Access is by remote high-clearance, four-wheel drive roads. There are no hiking trails or routes once you get there. The teepee is the most common formation in Coyote Butte South. The coloration of the formations is also quite unusual, featuring a strong yellow color, with typical variations of red or brown. There are no facilities. You must bring in your own water and pack out all your trash.

3 months ago

Spent a beautiful earth day wandering among these beautiful outcrops and hills. Road up to paw hole is definitely only 4x4 and you will need good tires for sand.

4 months ago

Question: Did you need a permit to get to where you took those pics? Is that the "Wave", or is this just south of that? We are in Zion now. Thinking of trying to get a permit, but would also consider a 4x4 drive in to some similar terrain.

9 months ago

This was an amazing place to explore! I could not walk 10 ft without having to stop to take another photo. You deff need 4x4 to get here. Also lots of walking in deep sand in some areas. Well worth it though!

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