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Paria

I feel a must see for all the color on the cliffs! In rainy or winter months, a 4-wheel drive will... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
hahahajeanne
,
Powder Springs, Georgia
Pretty barren

We drove back from the road about 5 miles on a dirt road. There were some gullies once we got close... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
mail4rv2
,
Buffalo, New York
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  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
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“movie set” (15 reviews)
“dirt road” (16 reviews)
“town site” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
Us 89, Kanab, UT
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Reviewed 19 July 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.

Thank hahahajeanne
Reviewed 26 June 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 24 June 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

Thank xxSUZQxx
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The colors of the badlands-type hills are beyond beautiful. I parked at the picnic area; and explored that area. Then walked on a poor dirt road into an area of white-rock hills and saw bighorn sheep. Then walked the main road past the cemetery to...More

Thank Harold W
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We had seen pictures online before and decided we had to find this place. It is an absolutely beautiful and unique place. The colors are so vivid. And the history is very interesting. We plan on visiting here again someday.

Thank Tita T
Reviewed 5 May 2017

the town is gone due to a fire. The rock striations are nice to see but overall this place is disappointing. Keep on driving; do not stop.

Thank 427BeatleBob
Reviewed 6 April 2017

There is not much to see at the old Townsite itself. However the drive back the 5 mile or so dirt road offers gorgeous views. Interesting history here.

3  Thank Mosslady53
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This was a wonderful surprise that most folks drive past. BLM will give you directions...right along Rte 89. You drive back back about five miles on a dirt road to the end where Paria was located. Nothing there now, just a picnic table. The surrounding...More

Thank MCA6345
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

If you have ever wondered why they designate National Monuments, come visit this place. Old Paria is part of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and to this visit here, drive east from downtown Kanab on highway 89 for approximately 31 miles, where you will see...More

4  Thank Bigredmachine
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Dr. Seuss could have designed this short amazing stretch of road, and that is all it is, in and out, a drive on another planet, truly wonderful, only if road is dry.

Thank nyob
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30 March 2016|
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Response from arod82 | Reviewed this property |
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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