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Paria River Canyon

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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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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verde valley
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339 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

just a few miles off the road takes you into a beautiful canyon where the Josey Wales movie was filmed. dont except to find any remnants of the original movie set. i could not even figure out where the original building was. no hiking trails, or at least none that i could find.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The Paria Canyon was brought to my attention a few years ago and I was finally able to do it. We combined it with a backpack through Wire Pass and Buckskin Gulch which were quite different from Paria canyon. While not a slot canyon it is not a very wide canyon either until the section close to Lee's Ferry where... More 

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I am so thankful that we had guides familiar with the history of this amazing canyon. The deeper we ventured into the canyon the more breathtaking the sights became. The twisting turns and towering cliffs are a sight to behold.....we saw inscriptions on a cliff from 1888.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We hiked from Wire Pass to Lees Ferry over five days in April, about 50 miles. We had unexpected weather for the "dry" time of year - it rained most days. I have a few tips: 1. The hike is 30% in the water, and everyday you make multiple crossings of the river. You will spend most of your days... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We haven't seen nearly all of this area, but what we did see knocked our socks off, just beautiful. Include a couple of hours here when you make the run out to the Paria toadstools, also mandatory,.

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Feel lucky to have obtained a permit for this beautiful location. Very limited access allowed by BLM, get permits 4 months in advance. Worth the trouble!

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