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Very impressive at sunset

Go at the right time of the day either sunrise or sunset. The colours come out more for photos... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia

Road can be an issue but most 4wd will have no problem. Color and even more color as the sun moves... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Charlottetown, Canada
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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.
Kanab, UT
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go at the right time of the day either sunrise or sunset. The colours come out more for photos then. Very beautiful and impressive colours and textures, great photos.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Road can be an issue but most 4wd will have no problem. Color and even more color as the sun moves the colors change. Worth the stop.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Spuddler
Reviewed September 19, 2018

This place is so beautiful! We rented a 4 wheel drive jeep to go here after reading other reviews and would not want to attempt visiting without that. It was a rough ride, but so fun! The old cemetery was very interesting. It's well worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MaribethB24
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

This place was absolutely stunning! The colors are amazing. The road gets really rough for the last part. We drove all the way in, in a Kia Sportage, and there were a couple of times we worried about bottoming out the vehicle. It was so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank patricia n
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

You feel like you’re driving on a road that you shouldn’t be on and you worry that you may get stuck but your sense of adventure keeps you driving down a stretch of road that becomes more beautiful as you go. The river itself isn’t...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Beth Y
Reviewed July 17, 2018

I was driving from Page to Las Vegas, and wanted to visit this place. The map this page was wrongly showing this place in south of Page. The co-ordinates for start of the gravel road off of 89 is 37.185419, -111.995685. The landscape was stunning....More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank NayanS110
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

I loved Paria River Canyon. It was one of the best places we visited in Utah. The drive there was so scenic and took my breath away when we got out at the overlook. We parked our car and hiked. I enjoyed this so much....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Steff311
Reviewed June 5, 2018

It is not hard to drive to Paria from US89. The Paria River usually flows they tell me. Ask Locals how to get to the reconstructed ghost town. We couldn't find it. Didn't matter much as we took 1000's of pictures.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Steve N
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Friends took us to this area and I was blown away! Just make sure you have a truck or 4-wheel drive vehicle if you go further into it. Don't think a sedan would make it.

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Susan M
Reviewed April 8, 2018

We have a Honda Odyssey so we did not expect to get down this road for more than a mile Turns out, it was a great road for 4.6 miles ! So we got to see the painted cliffs and they were amazing. Did not...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank Lastrick
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Sarah P
September 9, 2018|
Response from Steff311 | Reviewed this property |
US 89. Milepost 31
Robert S
July 1, 2018|
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Response from Steve N | Reviewed this property |
We drove in there with no problem in our Jeep Cherokee 2WD Just be sure rain is not forecast or recently fallen. The place is beautiful and not big hikes are needed.
April 15, 2018|
Response from RRA65 |
Ahh, found my answer! Thanks to those who responded! It's the Paria River Valley Road at mile post 31 from Kanab, north of hiway 89. I can't post the website, but google "grand_staircase_escalante/paria" or "US 89 and the... More