Happy New Year!
Just a few miles south of the Utah Border, the Vermilion Cliffs area boasts some exceptional rock formations:
This area is south of the area containing “The Wave”, an area that has become so popular it’s next to impossible to get a hiking permit for. A hiking permit for Coyote Buttes South is more easily obtained. See the text below the panorama for more information.
Martin van Hemert
People are loving this place to death. Look at the footprints in the sand. Too many permits being issued. Parks service needs to make trails with some kind of fence so people will stay on them and not destroy the beauty of this park.
Well, I have to admit a lot of the footprints in this area are from me and the group of 4 people I was with. The National Park Service permits up to 10 people per day in Coyote Buttes South. Aside from our group, we saw two other people while we were there. Thanks for viewing this!
Love this pan. and I appreciate the hard work that goes into producing this image.
Thanks so much. Yes, there is a bit of work involved!
Martin – Good planning or how lucky that you were able to go to Coyote Buttes South! They don’t give out permits easily! Such a beautiful, and other worldly place. Thanks for sharing your talent with those of us who have not been able to get there!
Good to hear from you! Thank for taking a moment to comment. For Coyote Buttes South they use a calendar system for permits. You basically need to watch the calendar for open dates and put in a request. In the same general area is White Pocket, for which a permit is not required. An off-road vehicle is needed to get to either one.
Yes, we have checked it out and they are booked through May, as of now! Popular place, as you mentioned. Worth preserving.
Just forwarded to many friends here in Australia as you will know much of the country is in drought and much of the country is on fire. Your work will help to uplift us as we feel such despair and anger. Thanks for your beautiful work
I am so sorry to hear of the droughts you have had, and now the huge fires. We are all praying that this will pass quickly. Thank you so much for your kind words.
I have greatly enjoyed seeing your panoramas with the vibrant colors and scenery. Thank you for making your work available for others to enjoy. I grew up in Southeastern Utah, and have many fond memories of hiking excursions with my family. Your photos feed the longing in my soul for the quiet, remote places. Thank you!
I really appreciate your very kind words. There is something special about those “quite, remote places.