Capture the beams of light and the water-sculpted curves deep in this stunning chasm, the Wire Pass Slot Canyon.
This is our normal “Wave Tour” with a bonus: The Wire Pass Slot Canyon. It is aptly named. It is very, very narrow and fairly deep as well. Tighten your boot straps for a little more hiking! Follow the Wire Pass Slot Canyon to the dramatic confluence of the Buckskin Gulch, the longest slot canyon in the World. See an eerie rock art panel left behind here by the Anasazi up to 1000 years ago. This combination option adds about 60 value-packed minutes to the normal Wave Tour.
9 hrs. Adults $185, Children 15 or under $92.50. Not Recommended for small children. Not Recommended for the elderly (75+). Please note that ignoring these recommendations and the harsh realities of the Wave hike, especially in Summer could lead to serious injury or even death. If in doubt of age and abilities DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS TOUR. Not only will you be taking serious risks, but you will also negatively affect the outing for the others on the tour.
Hiking Difficulty 1-10: 8
Elevation change, uneven footing, and deep sand make the terrain on The Wave Tour difficult and the distances are some of our longest at around 9 miles. Please be prepared for hiking in the sun in general. Daypacks are necessary especially in Summer when our guide alone cannot carry enough water for everyone to safely complete the hike. Boots are highly recommended. Please carefully consider your age and physical abilities, especially during the hottest months of the year: June, July, August. This tour is especially difficult in the heat.
SPECIAL PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE WAVE TOUR AT NORTH COYOTE BUTTES. DREAMLAND DOES NOT PROVIDE ADVANCE PERMITS OR HAVE AN UMBRELLA PERMIT. ONLY OUR GUIDES ARE COVERED BY OUR PERMIT. WHEN OBTAINING PERMITS ONE DOES NOT HAVE TO ADD OUR GUIDES TO THE TOTAL NUMBER. IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, UPON REQUEST, AND WITH AN ALTERNATE TOUR PLANNED, DREAMLAND MAY BE ABLE To ATTEND THE LOTTERY IN YOUR STEAD. THIS IS PROVIDED AS A COURTESY TO OUR GUESTS ONLY WHEN STAFF IS AVAILABLE. PERMITS ARE NEVER GUARANTEED.
Wire Pass permits are obtained AT THE TRAILHEAD for $6 cash per person. Don’t forget your wallet!
Wave Permits are not easy to get. To find about more about how to get Wave permits check out DREAMLAND SAFARI TOUR GUIDE’S BLOG.
****Please do not book online if you are a single unless you have consulted us first. We have a two adult passenger minimum. It works much better if you call us or send us an email to discuss your options and what tours are running during your date window. Please see our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE #4 for more information.****
The White Pocket/South Coyote Buttes Combination Tour is the rest of the package to round out the best of the Paria Wilderness/Vermilion Cliffs.