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Clint Eastwood chose not to settle in Paria

Paria, rhymes with Maria, or Pahreah, or Old Paria, is a ghost town on the Paria River in Grand... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
Road was great, mountains were stunning!

Hadn't rained in 3 weeks so the road was great. We did stop before getting to the Pahreah Ghost... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amanda T
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Montpelier
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Paria, rhymes with Maria, or Pahreah, or Old Paria, is a ghost town on the Paria River in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in central Kane County, Utah, not far from the bustling tourist town of Kanab, which is the northern gateway to the Grand Canyon....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't rained in 3 weeks so the road was great. We did stop before getting to the Pahreah Ghost Town sign because the road was a little rough. We walked down and admired the absolutely beautiful coloring in the mountains. I've never seen anything like...More

Thank Amanda T
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Old Paria is east of Kanab but the main road to the old town of Paria is right on highway US89. This is a ghost town but it shows the hardships that settlers had to put up with when they settled the southwestern deserts.

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Reviewed May 17, 2018

WE only passed by, but the sun was setting, and oh, my goodness, the beautiful colors just took my breath away. Next time, we would like to hike in.

Thank jeannecass
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

1  Thank Lastrick
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

I'd read reviews that said late day lighting was the best t time to visit this area and they were right on! The setting sun lit up the multi colored cliffs. Road was dry when we went in and was not an issue, we did...More

1  Thank Keystoneup
Reviewed October 23, 2017

We asked Dreamland if there was anything that was just a short drive from Kanab and our guide suggested this place. I am so glad we took it. It has different scenery from the other places we had seen near there - it actually reminded...More

Thank Russ H
Reviewed July 19, 2017

I feel a must see for all the color on the cliffs! In rainy or winter months, a 4-wheel drive will be necessary. We always take our guest to see Paria, even more lovely near sunset.

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Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

We drove back from the road about 5 miles on a dirt road. There were some gullies once we got close to the end,so, if you are in a regular car, watch out for those and try to choose another way around. There is not...More

1  Thank mail4rv2
Reviewed June 23, 2017

We had no idea vandals burned the town down in 2006! What a disappointment it was to discover this. There are 2 picnic tables, a grill plus toilet facilities. The tables are in the sun so we picnicked in the car due to the intense...More

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Tonya B
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Sure you could take a dog. We were there in the end of March in the late afternoon and there was no one else around. Except for the old cemetery there isnt much there but the scenery is beautiful. It's just a little side... More
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March 29, 2016|
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The access road is some miles away from Kanab. You can stop at the Kanab visitor center (which is the same as the Escalante visitor center) and they will tell you how far it is. You can get all your info there. I would... More
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