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Address: Kanab, UT
Activities: Hiking
Description: 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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Water Hike

Had a great hike out of Buckskin Gulch by going up Pariah River Canyon back to our car. Beautiful place to be and lots of traversing back and forth across the river. Wide open... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Had a great hike out of Buckskin Gulch by going up Pariah River Canyon back to our car. Beautiful place to be and lots of traversing back and forth across the river. Wide open and pretty safe.

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Northville, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We didn't have a lot of time to explore here, so we just drove in and wandered a little bit. It would definitely be worth some further exploration. Scenery is great and this was site of many western movies/TV shows.

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Pleasanton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 485 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

There are plenty of great national parks in the area and they offer great views, comfort stay and paved roads - so it's almost like watching the scenery in a 3D theater, beautiful, comfortable and crowded. Here is a totally different way of experiencing the wilderness. You just get off the main highway on a dirt unpaved road (if it's... More 

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Kanab, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Even in winter, the ride from Rte.89 over into the Paria River Canyon is spectacular. This summer I rode a horse down the Paria River itself, & that was truly beautiful. This wintry weekend I went with Dreamland Safari Tours of Kanab on their Photographer's Dream Tour/Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and part of the trip went to the old Paria... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This is a beautiful drive down a dirt road to the old Paria/Pahreah Townsite. The surrounding colorful terrain is amazing to see. At approximately 5.5-6 miles on this dirt road there is a picnic area and simple accommodations. The road continues past this point but we’ve never taken it. Worth a drive to see the remarkable colors. Also, check the... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Beautiful place to hike. Close to Kanab AND Page. Pretty far off the beaten path. Nice clean rest room. Not crowded. Add this pretty hike to your to do list.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

On the way back to Kanab from Lake Powell we took a chance and drove off road, very brave for us softie Brits, unused to off road driving. It was fine, the scenery is amazing, it was too hot to hike on to the old town site, but we got as far as the old movie sets and took lots... More 

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Clinton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Much like artist pallet. At death valley. Bathroom available. Easy walking since we had plenty of water.

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Anchorage
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We visited the Page, AZ to Kanab area in April and learned quite a bit about where we want to go next time we visit. I had originally planned to spend most of my time in the Nat'l parks, but found that they are so strictly managed, and the weather so uncooperative, that we couldn't camp where we wanted to... More 

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Kanab, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is a beautiful place to tour but the enviromentalists and BLM do not want you to get too close as you might hurt the enviroment by leaving a footstep.

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Address: Kanab, UT
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Kanab

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