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Established in November 2000, 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. Steep eroded escarpments consisting primarily of sandstone, siltstone, limestone and shale have been deeply eroded for millions of years, exposing hundreds of layers of richly colored rock strata.

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6 days ago

We hired a guide to take us to the wave and it was well worth it! We enjoyed the wave so much and our guide also took us to many places around the wave. I can’t recommend this place enough!

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on Wire Pass Trail

7 days ago

Excellent!

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14 days ago

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21 days ago

Amazing views! Love

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23 days ago

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29 days ago

Beautiful trail. The canyon had a boulder blocking the way but there was a tree you could use to climb down. There is a trail to the right of the slot entrance that goes around this obstruction. Great views and colors.

I entered Buckskin Gulch from Wire Pass on 9/20. Wire Pass was dry. Immediately after joining Buckskin Gulch (to the right), I encountered a pool that was waist deep making it difficult to proceed with backpacks. I continued through approximately 6 more pools. Though none were quite as deep as the first, they were substantial enough to slow travel. The water was also very cold. It was still a beautiful hike, but plan on getting substantially wet and potentially cold in the current conditions!

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1 month ago

Did this trail in one day. INSANE. Would not recommend. Very challenging as you can never tell how deep the water is and what's under your feet. Constantly sliding all over the place. Ended up hiking 3 hours in the paria in the pitch black river back to the road where I hitch hiked back. That's an additional 7 miles on top of the actual hike. Started at 8 didn't finish until 10pm. With that said it is very beautiful and almost nobody around.

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1 month ago

2nd time here and still worth the trip. Bad part was the genius that got their RV stuck and blocked the road for hours. If you aren't sure where your vehicle will go, do not try it here.