This remote and unspoiled, 280,000-acre Monument is a geologic treasure, containing a variety of diverse landscapes from the Paria Plateau, Vermilion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes, and Paria Canyon. Elevations range from 3,100 to 7,100 feet.

hiking
17 days ago

backpacking
24 days ago

Did the 40 mile Buckskin Gulch to Paria/Colorado Confluence hike in June 2005. Camping near the cliff side springs each night was great, but we couldn't find a spring on the last night so we had to let the muddy Paria water settle in our cookware overnight before filtering. 40 miles of in-stream hiking is hard, but it was one of the biggest highlights of my late teen years.

1 month ago

Start at wire pass and headed south at buckskin gultch. Went until our feet were frozen. Beautiful hike. Would be perfect in the heat of summer. We went in October.

backpacking
3 months ago

This is such a beautiful canyon. Everything you'd expect from Utah and more! Going through the cess pools was interesting, but you'll get over it after about 20 of em ;)

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome slot canyon! May be problematic after a good rain. Don't do it if rain is in the forecast! lol!

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Most amazing hike I've ever done! What a fantastic gem on our beautiful Earth!!

hiking
6 months ago

A must hike for any hiking aficionado! The Wave is considered one of the most spectacular hikes in the world!

hiking
6 months ago

Our first nonguided trail happens here in July. Get a lot of water and cover with extra skin. Finding the route is not an issue neither the hike itself, but be prepared for the heat if you are visiting around the same time.
Bring a GPS can be helpful, but you can find the route with guiding photos handy.