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Paria River Canyon

Kanab, UT
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Ranked #9 of 13 Attractions in Kanab
Type: Canyons, Hiking Trails, Bodies of Water
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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138 reviews 138 reviews
65 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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La Verkin, Utah
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

My family visited this canyon on a four-wheeler trip. It was the highlight. This is a beautiful area with plenty to observe.

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Huntington Beach
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

It is very hard to get a permit. But keep trying. We tried to get permits 3 times at the Station in person. It is very disheartening to here the guy next to you win a spot when you've tried so ofter. I heard a German woman had been there all week trying to get a permit. My recommendation would... More

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Utah
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

being a western movie fan I wanted to see the Outlaw Josey Wales movie set, we drove there and hiked to the "set", seems vandals burned down the original and this one in it's place is crap, don't waste your time

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Saint George, Utah
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Paria is a beautiful place, near Lake Powell. You have to drive on dirt road, but once you are at the bottom of the canyon, you will see that it's worth the drive. Take time to read the plaques about the history of this place.

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