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Best trails in Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area

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Looking for a great trail in Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area, Arizona? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, views trails, river trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 7 hard trails in Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area ranging from 3.8 to 45.6 miles and from 3,133 to 4,980 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Horseshoe Bend Trail
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 46 m
Located in the Paria Canyon- Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area, Horseshoe Bend is approximately 5 miles south of Carl Hayden Visitor Center on U.S. Hwy 89 just south of highway marker 545, turn at the Show more
#2 - Wire Pass Trail
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
Note: $6 per person to enter the BLM land. Additionally, there is an 8 foot drop obstacle and the short bypass route around it (look for the rock cairns near the entrance). Wire Pass is a short drainShow more
#3 - Lees Ferry and Spencer Trail Lookout
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 37 m
Historic district, ruins, canyon, Colorado River, shipwreck John D. Lee -- one of the perpetrators of the Mountain Meadows Massacre -- was exiled here to serve as the operator of the only crossing seShow more
#4 - Buckskin Gulch Trail to Lees Ferry
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area
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Length: 45.6 mi • Est. Multi-day
There are several different ways to hike in this area. While starting at the Buckskin Gulch trailhead shown here you can: 1.) Hike a multi-day backpacking trip one-way all the way to Lees Ferry in ArShow more
#5 - Wire Pass Trail to Buckskin Gulch
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
Wire Pass Trail follows a desert wash (dry creek bed) and a slot canyon to offer the fastest access the slot canyon areas of Buckskin Gulch. From the trailhead parking lot to the junction with BuckskiShow more
#6 - Buckskin Gulch to Wire Pass Trail
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 5 h 21 m
This is a short twist on the much longer Buckskin Gulch canyon hike. This hike starts at the Buckskin Gulch Trailhead, continues along the Buckskin Gulch for a couple miles, and then quickly exits at Show more
#7 - The Nautilus
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 23 m
This trail is open. A rancher put up a cattle fence in the wash. There is an opening in it. It is okay to go thru. This is a fun little hike. The Nautilis is wonderful. The trail is by itself a preShow more
#8 - Edmaiers Secret Trail
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
Edmaiers Secret, on the east side of Buckskin Gulch about one mile upstream of the start of its long enclosed slot section. Edmaiers Secret is a group of layered sandstone domes and cones, with a knobShow more
#9 - Middle Trail to White House Trailhead
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area
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Length: 13.3 mi • Est. 6 h 48 m
This is a very intense, quick, approach into Buckskin Gulch. It cuts off almost all of the stagnant pools, and several miles of the gulch, dropping directly into the narrows. Rappeling equipment is reShow more
#10 - Colorado River via Lees Ferry
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Colorado River via Lees Ferry is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Page, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of actShow more
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