The white wave utah zion tour
The white wave utah zion tour
This is a great option if you are unable to secure one of the few permits to North Coyote Buttes. A more remote and longer hike than going to the Coyote Buttes version of wave rock but much more diverse. Starting in Water Canyon we will walk a few miles up the side of the steep canyon past the scenic Water Canyon Arch to the top. From here we can catch a glimpse of our destination to the White Waves a few miles away. Walking up a wash with several Ponderosa Pine trees we finally arrive at the White Waves. From here we can see incredible views of Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. If you didn’t know it you would think we are in Zion Park itself with all the great views. White sandstone domes are incredible here and make for some unusual photography but the whole hike is scenic all day long. Total hike distance can be about 10 miles and 2000 vertical feet. This is not technical in anyway but you should not be a beginner hiker and attempt this trail.

Tour Specs:


 6 hours total
 Drive Time 1 Hour from St. George or Kanab


 4,300 – 5,300 foot elevation



Moderate to strenuous in summertime due to heat


Exceptional and unique views of both Zion Canyon/Parunaweap Canyon
Views of historic town of Shunesburg and Short Creek Reservoir
Desert flora and fauna
Tour Type & Seasons Available:
Hike Ride & Hike Historic Geologic Archaeological Paleontological Winter Spring Summer Fall
Tour Price: $229.00
Tour Details:
Walk through the towering cliffs of Water Canyon past iconic Water Canyon Arch.

Scenic hike winds through the steep side trail along the Canaan Mountain Wilderness past small waterfalls.

Ponderosa Trees and large orange sandstone domes come into view the higher we go.

Reaching the top of Water Canyon we can see our first view of our final destination: The White Wave overlooking Zion National Park.

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Greater Zion Tour of The White Wave, 7 hour hiking tour, tour video, tour photos, tour locations.