You can find information about the permit process here: BLM Permit Process/Lottery
The hike to the Wave is 2.9 miles. With your permit you'll get a map that shows you where to go. It’s easy to get lost going there since there's no track but the map has photos that show you what to look for and in which direction to go. The first part of the hike is through a wash and then on a sandy trail in a green brush field. Eventually you'll hike over a ridge and the scenery changes to beautiful rock formations.
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