The Wave and White Pocket are areas just southeast of Kanab, Utah in the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. These amazing geologic formations have breathtaking sandstone formations that look like swirling stripes of white, red, and orange. The Wave has gotten to be a well-known and popular area and the Bureau of Land Management has restricted access and only allows 64 people per day to hike this popular area of the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. The Bureau of Land Management manages this by having a lottery each morning at the BLM Field Office in Kanab, where hikers can show up at 9 am and put in their name for the lottery and hope to get drawn out for a permit to hike this scenic area. Many people walk away without getting a permit and do not realize there is another area nearby that is similar, is not nearly as popular, and does not require a permit unless you are planning on camping overnight.
White Pocket is an amazing area with geological formations that look like they are from another world. The swirls of red, orange, and white sandstone make breathtaking scenery and opportunities to get some unique views of the desert landscape.
Whether you come to Kanab to explore The Wave or White Pocket or one of the many national parks and national monuments in southern Utah the Grand Plateau Lodge is the perfect place to stay with your family and friends. Smaller groups under ten people will find the Juniper Hills Home at the resort perfect size and affordable for their small group. This beautiful southern Utah lodge has a pool and hot tub, fully furnished kitchen, and king beds in every room. The Grand Plateau Lodge is perfect for groups from ten to sixty people. Every bedroom has its own private bathroom and with a private pool, hot tub, and theatre room your group will love every minute relaxing and playing in Kanab.