The Wave is a sandstone rock
formation located in Arizona.
The formation is situated on the
slopes of the Coyote Buttes in the
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs
Coyote Buttes
and administered by the Bureau
of Land Management (BLM).
The formation is well-known
among hikers and photographers
for its colorful, undulating forms
and the difficult hike required to
reach it.
Due to the fragile nature of the
formation & the large number of
people wishing to visit it, a daily
lottery system is used to dispense
only 10 next-day permits in person
at the visitor center. Additionally,
10 online permits for each date are
available up to four months in
advance of a planned trip.

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