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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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The true middle of nowhere feel, very spectacular! Some tips.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2014
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Pleasanton, California
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Pleasanton, California
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375 reviews 375 reviews
227 attraction reviews
421 helpful votes 421 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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185 reviews 185 reviews
97 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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