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Address: , Kanab, UT
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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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Stunning! !

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

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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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Some of the most scenic touring I have seen. Traveled here this summer on a motorcycle. Highway 12 is a must see.

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East Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We sort of stumbled onto this road when we were driving back from hiking the Toadstools. What a magnificent view. The roads are a bit narrow and windy, with steep drop-offs on either side, so beware if that kind of stuff makes you nervous, but the stunning views are worth it. The pictures we took of this area look like... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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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 59 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 149 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 18 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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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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