The Wave Photography Spot Topo Map in Coconino County AZ

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The Wave Photography Spot Information

Coordinates: 36.99587°N, -112.00619°W
Approx. Elevation: 5,203 feet (1,586 meters)
USGS Map Area: Coyote Buttes
Feature Type: Valley


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Photo by Rick McCharles

This is the location of the photos you’ve seen of “The Wave” with red sandstone waves and perfect lines following the eroded contours. It’s a dramatic spot and is surrounded by other photographic geologic rock formations like the Mini Wave, the Second Wave, Sand Cove, Melody Arch, Boneyard, The Alcove, North Teepees, and the Twin Buttes. All of them are in close proximity to The Wave so you can visit them on the same trip. The views on the way to The Wave and above it are equally stunning. This is place is a photographers dream.

This land is part of Coyote Buttes North which is managed by the BLM. Permits are capped daily, but can be reserved online at Recreation.gov however some of the permits are saved for a “walk in lottery” for those who can get to the visitor center for Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in Kanab, Utah. This place has gotten so popular that visitations have had to be limited.

The Wave Trail begins at the Wire Pass Trailhead for Buckskin Gulch (37.01916, -112.02502) and meanders southeast and slightly uphill to cross into Arizona where the rock formations are.

The Wave Photography Spot is listed in the Valleys Category for Coconino County in the state of Arizona. The Wave Photography Spot is displayed on the "Coyote Buttes" USGS topo map quad. Anyone who is interested in visiting The Wave Photography Spot can print the free topographic map and other maps using the link above. The location, topography, and nearby roads & trails around The Wave Photography Spot (Valley) can be seen in the map layers above. The latitude and longitude coordinates (GPS waypoint) of The Wave Photography Spot are 36.99587 (North), -112.00619 (West) and the approximate elevation is 5,203 feet (1,586 meters) above sea level. If you have visited The Wave Photography Spot before, please share your experience with a comment below.

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