You’ve probably heard of ‘the wave’ in Arizona. This spot used to be a well-kept secret amongst backpackers but quickly became a huge bucket list favourite in recent years. It is considered one of the most photographed landscapes in the United States, with the Los Angeles Times even claiming that ‘if you haven’t taken a picture or two of The Wave, you can’t call yourself a landscape photographer.’
So what is The Wave?
It’s a sandstone rock formation in the Coyote Buttes near the Arizona-Utah border. It was first formed by water erosion, as run-off carved deeper and deeper into stone from the Jurassic age. It is a very pretty sight to see, and many people attempt to visit The Wave each day. However, not everybody gets to visit, as areas with this designation are considered ecologically sensitive and vulnerable to irreparable damage if access to them is not strictly controlled. Each day only 20 people are allowed to visit The Wave in Arizona, and you must obtain a permit to do so.
To do this, you need to either enter the Wave lottery (4 months in advance) and wait until you are picked, or head over to Arizona and turn up to obtain a walk-in permit at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Visitor Center in Kanab, Utah early in the morning the day before you wish to go to The Wave. Even if you get there early in the morning the day you wish to go, there’s no guarantee that you will be picked to visit the Wave. If you do get picked, then you will need to pay per person.
Why is there a lottery to visit The Wave?
The area is so ecologically sensitive and vulnerable to irreparable damage. With no lottery, many people would want to visit The Wave each day, so it must be strictly controlled to keep it the way it is.
To cover the costs, you could play the real lotto on Lotto247. If you win, you can stay in Arizona for as long as you like, until you are able to get access to the Wave. Once that’s ticked off your bucket list, you’ll probably still have a ton of money left over to do whatever you please! You could do absolutely everything Arizona has to offer and much much more.
Your options are not limited when you have millions after winning on Lotto247. Once you’ve visited The Wave, why not see the other natural wonders of the world? You could visit the Pyramids, enjoy spiritual temples aplenty, or even go on a month long cruise. The world is your oyster to do whatever you please, and you’ll be able to enjoy some truly unique luxury travel experiences with as much food, and as many souvenirs as you can handle!