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Lost the trail

This trail is part of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. The parking lot for the... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
San Jose, California
This is not to be missed

This place is just amazing. It is only about an hour drive from Page so if you are in this area... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Gilbert, Arizona
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The Paria Rimrocks are an amazing collection of hoodoos, badlands, and other interesting rock formations found in the area located between the Cockscomb Fault and the southern section of Cottonwood Canyon Road just north of US 89.
US Hwy 89, Big Water, UT 84741
+1 435-644-5923
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 May 2013

This is not the most scenic hike in the vast Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, but it is one of the easiest and is quite rewarding. The trailhead is right off of US 89 just east of the Paria Contact Station...More

5  Thank JerryR10
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Again I wasn't prepared for the long trek to the toadstool. Had I been prepared, I would have had a better time. The trail is narrow in some places and I got stuck behind a large family moving SLOWLY. The "payoff" was just ok, made...More

3  Thank stefaniew207
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was exactly what I was looking for - an easy hike with some nice unique scenery not too far from Page. I had run the half marathon in the morning, so my feet and ankles weren't up to anything more intense than this hike....More

Thank TouristVisa
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This trail is part of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. The parking lot for the trailhead is off of Highway 89 between mile markers 19 and 20 (but much closer to 19, and on the left if you’re heading towards Page). The trail is mostly...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2018

This place is just amazing. It is only about an hour drive from Page so if you are in this area you should put this on your list. The hike is an easy less than 1 mile hike until you reach the first hoodoo. Once...More

1  Thank tntaj
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Plan for about 1.5 hours or more if you wish to continue the hike. It took my husband and I about 1/2 hour to walk out to the first toadstool (.6 mile walk). It was a great quick stop. There is little shade. Do keep...More

1  Thank Liane M
Reviewed 14 September 2018

I was not very impressed by the Toadstool Hoodoos. Unless we were in the wrong place (and I don't think we were), there weren't that many to see (2 red & 1 white). They must have eroded over the years. As the walk was only...More

2  Thank Sailor_1997
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Utah geology is fascinating!!! The toadstools are another example of this amazing geology! When you arrive at your first toadstool, there are some more past it. As you arrive at that first toadstool look over to your left and follow the worn paths, there are...More

Thank dremmettdc
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

0.8 miles one-way on a well-marked trail. If you lose the trail, follow the dry river bed. It'll get you there with just a few extra steps. Went in June. Was 103* and windy so we took lots of water and needed it. It's an...More

Thank HeikeJo
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Take your time to explore this very interesting area. The hike from the parking area is quite short and easy. If you feel you've seen everything based on the initial grouping of red hoodoos, you're in for a surprise. Continue both to the right and...More

1  Thank SFantle101
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Keep them beautiful and don't climb on them!!!! The trail is short but very uneven and not clearly marked once reaching the hoodoos but it is easy to find your way. We spent about an hour total to hike there and back and to photograph...More

2  Thank J W
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Very easy short and worth every moment. Good for family's worth kids. But can get windy and then the dirt us everywhere so just be aware ..

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