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Old Paria

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Address: US 89, Kanab, UT

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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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 views were spectacular. Many western movies and TV shows were filmed along this road.

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Thank MCA6345
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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 a large sign that reads "Paria Townsite" and a smaller sigh that reads "Historical Marker".... More 

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Phoenix
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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.

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Thank nyob
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Took the drive out to the old townof Pareah that was devastasted by flood back in the 1930s. There was a movie set nearby that was ravaged by fire and never rebuilt. Oh, a graveyard is present with aging, often illegible tombstones and the only thing close to a photo-op.

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Maine
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

So why is this even on the list of attractions to consider? It has an interesting history, but is not much now.

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Thank Dad08
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

The movie set is gone, but the hike to the river to see the ghost town is worth it! Hint: turn right by the river, not left, and you'll get there much quicker :)

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Reviewed 30 September 2016

There is no longer any visible signs of the town. The best time to go is late in the day when the sun is shining on the cliffs.

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Nashville, TN
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

It is an easy drive and BEAUTIFUL. Sad that the original movie sets were vandalized/burned, but glad they were rebuilt. The information at Old Paria tells about the fire and the community rebuilding "in another location" but doesn't specify the other location. Maybe the museum? It would be nice if they would add that info.

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Shorewood, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

We took this road a little slower than the 45 mph sign as the road was rutted and bumpy as we proceeded further in. Definitely worth the trip...gorgeous scenery abounds!

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