22.  Coyote Buttes, Arizona

The rugged Coyote Buttes is actually a part of the popular Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness.  The property stretches across north-central Arizona and south-central Utah.  Head south of south of US 89 and you will find it halfway between Page, Arizona and Kanab, Utah.

Coyote Buttes includes two separate sections. Coyote Buttes North and Coyote Buttes South.  Veteran visitors suggest seeing “The Wave,” a stunning sandstone rock formation found in Coyote Buttes North.  The multi-colored appearance of the sandstone is due to the presence of different iron oxide pigments inside the various layers.  

Be sure to see the popular trample surface or dinosaur trackway too.  Remember though that in order to properly preserve this place, everyone must purchase a hiking permit.  A maximum of 20 people is permitted each day.

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