Visit South Coyote Buttes in Arizona, one of the state’s stunning natural wonders.. Located in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, The Buttes is a series of sandstone formations that are simply breathtaking. If you are looking for a unique and awe-inspiring destination, then South Coyote Buttes should be on your list. Plan your visit to The Buttes as access is limited to protect the fragile ecosystem. South Coyote Buttes require a permit from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
We visited the Coyote Buttes with a guide who took us down House Rock Rd. from Paria. Arriving at South Coyote Buttes, we marveled at the incredible beauty of the landscape. The sandstone formations are a kaleidoscope of colors, with red, orange, yellow, and white hues. The terrain is rugged and rocky, with steep cliffs and deep canyons. We started exploring the area from the Cottonwood Teepee Trailhead.
Photographing South Coyote Buttes
Exploring the Coyote Buttes is an adventure in itself. The terrain can be challenging, with steep inclines and rocky terrain.Explore Coyote Buttes for breathtaking natural landscapes, perfect for photography enthusiasts.. The ever-changing light and shadows create a constantly evolving canvas of colors and textures. There were no trails to speak of but as we wandered around the area the photo opportunities were endless. The light wasn’t the greatest with an overcast sky but with some interesting compositions, we were happy.
We arrived to a beautiful sunrise but the rest of the morning was a gray, overcast day however the unique geological features made for incredible photo opportunities, and the challenge of capturing the perfect shot kept us engaged for hours.
In conclusion, visiting the Coyote Buttes is a truly unique and unforgettable experience. From the stunning sandstone formations to the unique geological features, this destination is a must-see for any nature lover. Just be sure to plan ahead and secure your permit, and be prepared for a rugged and rewarding adventure in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
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