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Paria River Valley Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Paria River Valley Trail is a 12.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Henrieville, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 12.9 miles Elevation Gain: 807 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


nature trips

bird watching

ohv / off road driving


wild flowers


Please note: as of September 03, 2019, users have reported that the last mile or so is closed to traffic. Be aware that if there’s water in the river, getting to the set can be very challenging as the river runs over clay and deep sand. Please consult the park's website before visiting.

1 month ago

When there’s no threat of rain, it’s safe to drive this road. The last mile or so is closed to traffic. If you want to see the old movie set, you’ll have to walk out there. The trail is not hard. It’s flat, but if there’s water in the river, getting to the set is a challenge. The river runs over clay and deep sand. We didn’t get to cross to the movie set as the river in that area was wide and we aren’t used to traversing these kinds of terrain. So if the road is wet. Don’t drive on it as clay will become wet, making it impossible to drive on.

no shade
off trail
3 months ago

Get to the end of the road where the monument marker is at highway 89, then begin hiking. You’ll get stunning views in all directions of the majestic, unbelievably real, striped giants that exist out there AND you’ll most like to have the whole valley to yourself. Navi skills recommended. I just followed the river north through the valley until I decided to turn back (about a mile). Water is ankle deep. Expect to get your feet wet. Beware of biting flies of all sorts. They’re murder!

washed out
4 months ago

7 months ago

Fun & easy trail. Most any 4WD vehicle could complete this. Some great views halfway in. Found some awesome campsites that we will definitely be back to camp. Enjoy!

10 days ago

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