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Paria Canyon Wilderness Area

Address: US Hwy 89, 7 miles north of the Arizona border, Big Water, UT
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Ranked #7 of 13 things to do in Big Water
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
Activities: Backpacking
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
Activities: Backpacking
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Chiddingfold
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11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A guide, an off-road vehicle and the place to ourselves! What more can you want? The photo opportunities, the inside knowledge all made for an excellent, personalised visit!

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Palo Alto, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We spent a night camped here before hiking Paria Canyon. There were trees to provide shade, grass for walking and playing, a nice bathroom (large and clean), and lots of space for RVs. They also have horseback trips (we just camped). There aren't many places to camp between Kanab and Page, and this place was attractive, with helpful and attentive... More 

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New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Amazing day hike. From the Wire Pass trailhead, 1:10 into Buckskin Gulch as far as the second water hole. The first we were able to cross on the rocks, but we couldn't get by the second and stay dry. 1:30 back to the trailhead. Slot canyon that has zig-zags, drops and tight narrows. Like nothing I've ever seen or done... More 

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colorado
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118 reviews 118 reviews
39 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

i really dont want to tell all in this amazing place cuz i liked it quiet, serene, but its to fabulous not to share. if you like rocks and exploring its for you. theres slot canyons, free camping, green canyons, arches, and bridges... all in one place. im a split and run kind of person. i take in it all,... More 

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Mount Carmel, Utah
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51 reviews 51 reviews
51 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

This is a gorgeous area that really attracts photographers. The Wave and Buckskin Gulch are the most popular hikes in this area.

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