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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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Superb formations , BUT be very wary of rain in the Canyon which causes flash floods which are VERY Dangerous. It is a beautiful canyon but beware of conditions and as always take... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 18, 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Superb formations , BUT be very wary of rain in the Canyon which causes flash floods which are VERY Dangerous. It is a beautiful canyon but beware of conditions and as always take hats and loads of water.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Beautiful River canyon. Water was a bit low during our visit but was still very nice. Amazing to see what the force of water can do.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

My wife and I visited here the late afternoon on 10/7/16. The canyon is 4 miles down a dusty dirt road off Hwy 89 (well marked turnoff) and about 2 miles of that is really rough wash board - slow down. We plan on going back and travel some of the other roads that traverse that area. Although we were... More 

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Thank Chuck B
Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Worth a visit if in the area for views of some of the most colorful geological formations anywhere. Enjoyed a brief photo stop there.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

We have been to Utah quite a few times and this is a highlight of any trip! See Paria if at all possible.

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Page, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were 64 and 61 respectively before we had the opportunity to hike the Paria River Canyon. What would it be like to be on foot 19 miles from either end of the trail? We hiked first day and saw 2 people at the campsite. After that, no one for 5 days! It is a true wilderness... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Exquisite beauty in a barren wilderness. Can be a day hike or a trek. Take precautions for water availability and a weather eye peeled for flash floods.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Awesome beautiful. My family is amazed with how stunning the view is. There's a lot of beautiful sights to see in Kanab and the Paria River Canyon is one of them.

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Kanab, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

The Paria river area has some of the most amazing colors you'll ever see on display. Who says earth tones are just brown? Here you can see colors of the geologic palette you never dreamed of.

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houston, texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Read the other reviews for the accolades, I am not going to repeat. Do the White House to Lee's Ferry route. Every day is different and I like that. A must is to carry an extra pair of footwear. Another must is high top boots! Low top hiking shoes will let the extra fine mud in to pack off and... More 

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