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Planning your trip to the Wave in Utah and Arizona
From LAX to St. George, Utah, nonstop service is offered on United, and connecting service (change of planes) is available on Delta. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $214. From LAX to Flagstaff, Ariz., connecting service is offered on US Airways. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $242.
Driving: From St. George, Utah, take Utah 9 about 57 miles east, which ends at U.S. 89. Follow 89 south about 70 miles and look for House Rock Valley Road on the right, between mile markers 25 and 26. Follow this dirt road about eight miles to the Wire Pass trail head.
From the Wire Pass trail head, hike about three miles over sand and sandstone rock. For a map of the hike, go to www.zionnational-park.com /map-paria-canyon.htm, or call the BLM field office in Kanab at (435) 644-4600. Permits cost $5 a person. To apply online for a permit, go to www.blm.gov/az/arolrsmain.htm. (Users may have to change their browser security settings to allow TLS 1.0 access.)
To hire a guide, call Paria Outpost & Outfitters, (928) 691-1047, or go to www.paria.com.
WHERE TO STAY
Lake Powell Days Inn & Suites, 961 U.S. 89, Page, Ariz.; (928) 645-2800, www.daysinn.net. Doubles from $59 to $139, depending on the season.
Best Western Arizonainn, 716 Rimview Drive, Page; (928) 645-2466, www.bestwestern.com. Doubles from $69 to $99, depending on the season.
Courtyard by Marriott, 600 Clubhouse Drive, Page; (928) 645-5000, www.marriott.com/courtyard/travel.mi. Doubles from $75 to $109, depending on the season. The hotel also has higher-priced rooms with good views of Lake Powell.
WHERE TO EAT
Strombolli, 711 N. Navajo, Page; (928) 645-2605, www.strombollis.com. Pizza and pasta. Main dishes $7 to $14.
Dam Bar & Grill, 644 N. Navajo, Page. (928) 645-2161, www.damplaza.com. Steaks, fish and pasta. Main dishes $7 to $25.
Fiesta Mexicana, 125 S. Lake Powell, Page. (928) 645-4082. Mexican food. Main dishes $9 to $21.