South Coyote Buttes / White Pocket

“Life is not measured by the number of breathes we take, but by the moments that take our breath away” – Maya Angelou

It was one breath-taking moment after another on our trip to the South Coyote Buttes and White Pocket near Kanab, Utah on Sunday April 24. Just when we thought we had seen the most amazing scene, another fantastic view came into focus around the corner. We hired a guide from Kanab to escort us around. He had lots of experience driving through sand (with a lower tire pressure) and he found us the best spots with the least effort. Now that we’ve been there, Doug figures he could drive to most places without a problem.

We needed a special permit (only 20 people per day) for the South Coyote Buttes section, that we obtained online back in January when we were planning the trip. The White Pocket area is open to anyone without a permit. Both are worth the effort to get to. There is only a sandy access trail to both rock formations and after that no marked routes. It felt more like wandering than hiking and we appreciated that the guide knew each nook and cranny because it was unlike any terrain that we had experienced before.

One of the hardest parts of the day was deciding which photos to include in this blog. There are a few more than usual because there were so many good ones to chose from. Enjoy!

The strange formations near the Paw Hole.

At South Coyote Buttes, Cottonwood Cove

DSC_0334At South Coyote Buttes, Cottonwood Cove

At South Coyote Buttes, Cottonwood Cove


White Pocket

White Pocket

White Pocket

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