360 Adventure Wire Pass Tee Pees Rock Staircase Pass Wave Trail Utah


Wire Pass Tee Pees on the Rock Staircase Pass Wave Trail  Utah
Wire Pass Tee Pees on the Rock Staircase Pass Wave Trail 


360 Adventure Wire Pass Tee Pees 
Utah Rock Staircase Pass Wave Trail

We stumbled upon this delightful area by accident. Our destination was White Pocket, but we were momentarily scared away and told it was too dangerous.  We decided to try Wire Pass, but with my hubby trying to mend a broken heal bone, we decided to not attempt the 8 foot drop.  As we were just wandering around on the way back, we took a side path and shockingly the most gorgeous Tee Pee structures were just hidden just barely off the main trail. The park ranger told us that it is often called just the pass by the rangers here.  Google Earth called it Utah Rock Staircase Pass Wave Trail, for as we continued on we found the path into the Wave very close by.  This section does not require a permit to wander around, but I will show you the area that past this point requires a permit later on.

360 Walk Goggle Earth Trail around the first set of Tee Pee structures. 




Life is More Interesting and Beautiful with Others Close By

I noticed that these cool Tee Pee like structures always came in clusters.  We found 3 sets of them here, and it was never a single Tee Pee, but a cluster of them.  There are more of these Tee Pee like structures all around this area and every picture I have seen they are always a cute little cluster of these interesting formations, and the cluster of them always made it more beautiful and more interesting.  We can learn great things from these Tee Pees. We are better when we link ourselves with others.  When we put ourselves out there to make friends and be close to others we also make our lives more beautiful and more interesting.

Pretty hills in the backdrop of beautiful Cactus surrounded by snow.
Pretty hills in the backdrop of beautiful Cactus surrounded by snow.

360 Ariel Shot Around the Tee Pees



INFORMATION ABOUT THIS HIKE

We took House Rock Valley Road road that turns right off US-89.  US-89 turns, and House Rock Valley Road goes straight.  The road says impassible when wet.  We braved going even though there was water, and we had to cross a river.  You need a 4 wheel drive vehicle for driving into this area, at least when there is any water.  We parked at the Wire Pass Parking Lot.  I always download my Google maps when I am going in back roads, and then I have an external GPS unit to help me so we don;t have any issues getting lost.


  Below is the trail we took off Wire Pass Trail to find out way back into this Tee Pee Area.



I found it interesting to see all these green mounds of moss on the snow covered ground. I even found one that was shaped in a perfect letter C.




Tee Pees or Beehive shaped structures between the Wire Pass and Wave Trail head.
Tee Pees or Beehive shaped structures between the Wire Pass and Wave Trail head.


Info from Visit Utah on Wire Pass
https://www.visitutah.com/places-to-go/most-visited-parks/grand-staircase-escalante/grand-staircase-section/family/wire-pass-buckskin-gulch/
Beautiful White Flower Seed on Wire Pass Trail
Beautiful White Flower Seed on Wire Pass Trail 
This was the second set of Tee Pees we found between Wire Pass and the Wave Trail in and area referred to as just the Pass.
This was the second set of Tee Pees we found between Wire Pass and the Wave Trail in and area referred to as just the Pass.
Pretty Tee Pee with a Cluster of Tee Pees in the Background between Wire Pass and Wave Trail Rock Stair Case Pass
Pretty Tee Pee with a Cluster of Tee Pees in the Background.



WAVE BORDER - IF YOU STAY IN FRONT OF YOU DON'T NEED A PERMIT. 


Above is the wash where many walk to get into the wave.  If you go along the wash around these small Tee Pee hill area, then you have gone too far and can get a ticket.  If you stay in front of this mound then you are perfectly find and can enjoy this area to your hearts content.




Around these Tee Pees off in the Distance is a Cliff Wall that is Gorgeous.  I kept trying to capture its beauty in the pictures, but it just didn't do it justice. You can see it in both the above and below pictures.  You cal also notice a set of what looks like another Cluster of Tee Pees on the bottom right of the image above. 



If you are liking this area, and you have a 4x4 vehicle, then pairing these Tee Pees with White Pocket and Wire Pass is a perfect combination. 

WHITE POCKET

 just down the road from the Tee Pees

White pocket is a shocking area that is so unique that it is Jaw Dropping.  I have never seen formations like I found here.  Many say that it is just as interesting as the Wave, and you don't have to battle for the permit.  


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Also check out the Stacked Cars in Catstair Canyon Paria on your journey here.  They are worth the stop.



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Also the Wah Weap Hoo Doos are not a far drive from the Wire Pass area.
Also an amazing hike, but an all day one. 

https://www.shaunasadventures.com/2018/03/360-adventure-hiking-wahweep-hoodoos.html


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