Coyote Buttes Region
The Wave is a sandstone rock formation located near the Arizona and Utah border on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes, in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, on the Colorado Plateau. It is challenging to find. In an effort to maintain the natural integrity of the region, there is no formal trail to The Wave. Most hikers are guided to The Wave either by GPS or a prominent landmark known as “the Black Crack,” which is widely visible within the Coyote Buttes region.
Hikers must choose their own route across the open desert, which requires traversing exposed sandstone, sand dunes, and sandy wash bottoms. It is not uncommon for hikers to get lost and never find The Wave.
Those are all good reasons for me to NEVER go there… but that guy sitting in the middle of it all in a billion degrees is my husband.
Elevation 5,225 feet (1,593 m)
Latitude 36° 59′ 45.84″ N
Longitude 112° 0′ 21.9″ W
Location Coconino County, Arizona, USA
USGS Topo Map Coyote Buttes
Age of rock Jurassic