Paria Canyon: White House Trailhead to Lees Ferry is a 37.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Paria, Utah that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
37.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,441 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

river

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

This is the most popular route for hiking the spectacular Paria Canyon. Most people do a several day backpacking trip ending at the Lees Ferry Trailhead. Overnight stays in the canyon require a permit from the BLM. Please visit this site for permits: https://www.blm.gov/programs/recreation/permits-and-passes/lotteries-and-permit-systems/arizona/paria-canyon If you're bringing a dog for an overnight stay, the dog also needs a permit. Paria Canyon is the longest slot canyon in the world and has four main points of entry: White House Trailhead, Wire Pass Trailhead, Middle Passage, and Lee's Ferry Trailhead. There are several clusters of campsites throughout the canyon. From the White House Trailhead, follow the Paria River south. You will have to cross the river several times, so wear appropriate shoes. Soon, you will find yourself in an open canyon. There is little shade, and it can get very hot. Four miles from the trailhead, the canyon walls narrow and ascend, and you enter the Paria Narrows. Three miles from the entrance to the Narrows, you'll reach the intersection with Buckskin Gulch. There is a great campsite here (permit required). Hikers through hiking the trail will take a left here, and continue along the Paria Canyon to Lees Ferry. Beware, there are rattlesnakes in this area. Other potential wildlife includes canyon wrens, peregrine falcons, condors, and great horned owls. Keep an eye on the weather and watch out for flash floods. It gets very hot in the canyon, so it is not recommended to do this hike in the middle of summer.

5 months ago

Nice hike with my Jack Russell she loved the adventure.

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