Permits for Coyote Buttes North and South are administered MONDAY THRU FRIDAY at the Kanab Center Gym, located at the 180 E. 100 N., along the back east of the building. Doors open at 8:30 AM Mountain Standard Time (Utah time).
**** Coyote Buttes North and Coyote Buttes South will transition to a 5 day winter schedule starting Friday, November 20, 2020. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday permits will be issued the preceding Friday with doors opening at 8:30 MST.
Hours will also be adjusted for the holidays. For Thanksgiving, November 26, a 2 day drawing will occur on November 25. We will be open again on November 27 for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday permits. For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day permits December 24 & 25, a 5-day drawing will occur on December 23. For New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day permits, December 31 and January 1, a 5-day drawing will occur on Dec. 30. ****
Applications for permits for Coyote Buttes North – THE WAVE are available starting at 8:30 am. Please park in the back parking lot, which can be found using the address 180 E. 100 N., Kanab, UT 84741. If you park in the front of the center, there is a possibility you will be towed by the city. Applications are accepted from 8:30 am-9:00 am, with final applications being accepted at 9am. Applications are for permits for the NEXT day. We do not issue same day permits. Right now, due to COVID-19, masks are required to enter the building and we are only allowing in one person per group to fill out the application and attend the lottery. If you win, your entire group is then welcome to enter the building for the safety orientation. Ten people are allowed per day and group size is limited to six individuals. If you win, the fee is $7 per person. WE ACCEPT CASH OR CHECK ONLY and exact change is greatly appreciated. Please bring your own writing utensil, your car license plate number, and an emergency contact name and number. Please note that your emergency contact person cannot be someone who is listed on your application as part of your hiking group.
At a minimum, the Wave is a six-mile round-trip strenuous hike in a remote wilderness location with no clearly marked trail and very little shade. We recommend you start your hike early in the day and pack a gallon of water per person, plenty of salty snacks, sunscreen, and proper footwear. Make sure that everyone in your group is capable of completing the journey.
Applications for permits for Coyote Buttes South are available every day from 9:30 am-10:00 am after the Wave lottery is completed. This is a remote wilderness area that requires a 4 x 4 high clearance vehicle to access. 2WD and AWD vehicles are not acceptable and WILL get stuck. You must be comfortable driving in deep sand and navigating a remote wilderness area. Ten people are allowed to visit Coyote Buttes South per day. Right now, due to COVID-19, we are only allowing in one person per group to fill out the application and masks are required to enter the building. You will need to bring a writing utensil, your car license plate number, and the name and phone number of your emergency contact person. Please note that your emergency contact cannot be someone who is listed on your application as part of your hiking group. The fee if you receive a permit is $5 per person. WE ACCEPT CASH OR CHECK ONLY and exact change is greatly appreciated.
We look forward to seeing you soon at Utah’s only legal lottery!!