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January 15, 2021

‘The Wave' about to get more crowded in the Southwest

  • Starting next month, three times the number of hikers will be allowed on the rock formation near the Utah-Arizona border.
    Associated Press

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    In this 2013 file photo, a hiker takes a photo on a rock formation known as The Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona.

    SALT LAKE CITY — Outdoor enthusiasts and landscape photographers hoping to land one of the elusive permits needed to explore the colorful, contoured landscape of a U.S. Southwestern hike called The Wave will now have a better chance under a new plan announced Monday that allows more than three times the previous number of daily visitors.

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