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Address: Kanab, UT
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The Paria River has cut deep into the soft sandstone, hundreds of feet...

The Paria River has cut deep into the soft sandstone, hundreds of feet deep, and the walls of the canyon are striated in bands of pink and red and ocher and copper and gold, smoothed by water into intricate rippled patterns and glazed by the sun.

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A Southwest Bucket List Hike

A week later we were heading toward the White House trailhead with a backcountry permit in hand and our backpacks loaded for a three-day hike into one of the world’s most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Steve C
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A week later we were heading toward the White House trailhead with a backcountry permit in hand and our backpacks loaded for a three-day hike into one of the world’s most spectacular slot canyons. The “mighty” Paria River is just a trickle of water that starts at the base of Bryce National Park to the north. During the last ice... More 

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Coaldale, Colorado
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Beautiful scenery, slot canyons, cultural history, and not many crowds. Get a good guidebook or two, cause there's something great around every rock, tree, and corner!

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Cedar City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Wire Pass -> Buckskin Gulch -> Paria Canyon -> White House Campground ---- 21 miles!!! We did it in a single day. Buckskin Gulch was the highlight of the trip...

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Orchard Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Basically you can see similar terrain to the Coyote Butte South area, IF you don't want to deal with the whole permit thing, and also you won't need a 4x4 like you do at Coyote. Paria, instead you can drive a short (2mile) gravel road off 89 to the White House trail head which we did in a regular auto,... More 

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River Falls, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The most spectacular scenery we didn't know existed! The history and peace in this area, is un-matched!

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our trip to the area. I had a little trouble sifting through the information online to figure out the right place and if it was possible to get there without a long hike. Based on some information we almost decided not to try to visit, but figured the worst that would happen is... More 

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Milano
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

You won't leave these natural landscapes without visiting this river Canyon! it is really beautiful because of its different colours especially when lighted by the sun

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Capistrano Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Easily accessible and well worth making a special point to see. Never seen so many vivid colors layered in rows like this. Made my trip!

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Thank Mary Ann O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Most people only go the Southern Rim of the Grand Canyon, and totally miss the North Side. The North Side is MUCH better than the South Side. many rock formations of different types than you have ever seen. Paria River Canyon has more colors in the rocks than probably anywhere else in the world. THIS is worth the trip.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

What a beautiful area! Everything we came upon was absolutely stunning! ! Easy to see why this area was chosen for movies! We didn't get to spend much time here, but we will definitely be back to explore the area further.

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