The Adventure of Us

How to Win Tickets to the Wave

The wave is half in Arizona and Half in Utah. Not anyone can go there, you need to have a permit and only 20 people get them for each day. So how do you get a permit?

There are two ways:

  1. Apply through the online lottery (10 permits per day):  start at the Coyote Buttes North lottery page on the BLM website. Applications for this online lottery open at 12pm MST on the 1st of every month. The table below tells you when you should apply depending on when you want to hike. More popular days can have over 1,000 applicants, so you may need to get a little lucky!
  2. Walk in lottery (10 permits per day): You will need to drive to the walk-up lottery at the Visitor Center in Kanab UT on the morning of the day before you want to hike. This walk-in lottery happens 7 days a week from From mid-March to mid-November. You should arrive at 8:30am and be aware that only 10 permits are issued each day. The chances are higher of winning these, but during peak season, there is still a lot of competition! Be aware that you can’t go in with 10 people thinking each of you can apply, because only one person from each group is allowed to submit an application.Well there you have it! Brad and his dad had both been putting in online for about a year and a half and we finally won permits! Make sure to submit and keep submitting and do a little luck dance and hopefully you can win tickets too!!