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Beautiful canyon!

This place is so beautiful! We rented a 4 wheel drive jeep to go here after reading other reviews... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Allendale, Michigan
Don't miss it!

This place was absolutely stunning! The colors are amazing. The road gets really rough for the last... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
patricia n
Buffalo, New York
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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 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

4  Thank Lastrick
Reviewed March 21, 2018

I came across a little notice of this and thought it'd be a nice little side detour on the way to somewhere else. WOW! You travel down a dirt road that gets a little iffy in places (we had four-wheel drive), but I'd never have...More

7  Thank Teresa E
Reviewed March 14, 2018

beautiful canyon and terrific colours. No old movie set buildings left only an original 1800 century cemetery.

3  Thank Scottishbear
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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