The Big Mac via The Wave Trail
4 reviews Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument #2 hike out of 45 in
1 hrs 51 min
This is a easy one way trail to The Big Mac in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
This trail goes by The Second Wave, The Swirls, Top Rock Arch, Dune, Melody Arch, Joannes Arch, Dannys Arch, and Butte.
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The Big Mac rock is located beyond The Wave (36.98954857894864, -112.0019384356022) and is easier to approach from the South at the Cottonwood Cove parking area of The South Coyote Buttes hiking North to take advantage of the rising rock strata that forms natural paths. These layered rock strata lines rise from the sandstone to form long, rising lines making ascending easy and natural. All other approaches to The Big Mac (W, N) entail crazy scrambling, sand covered slickrock and steep features to pass. Approaching from the South is far easier and safer, which is the way we came. The Big Mac is a great feature, well worth the hike and it looks just like one!★ ★ ★ ★
starswooac 4 years, 4 months ago