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Vandalism destroyed the town!

We had no idea vandals burned the town down in 2006! What a disappointment it was to discover this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Canton, Michigan
Beyond beautiful

The colors of the badlands-type hills are beyond beautiful. I parked at the picnic area; and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Harold W
Upland, California
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“movie set” (15 reviews)
“dirt road” (15 reviews)
“wondered why” (2 reviews)
US 89, Kanab, UT
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had no idea vandals burned the town down in 2006! What a disappointment it was to discover this. There are 2 picnic tables, a grill plus toilet facilities. The tables are in the sun so we picnicked in the car due to the intense...More

Thank xxSUZQxx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The colors of the badlands-type hills are beyond beautiful. I parked at the picnic area; and explored that area. Then walked on a poor dirt road into an area of white-rock hills and saw bighorn sheep. Then walked the main road past the cemetery to...More

Thank Harold W
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We had seen pictures online before and decided we had to find this place. It is an absolutely beautiful and unique place. The colors are so vivid. And the history is very interesting. We plan on visiting here again someday.

Thank Tita T
Reviewed 4 May 2017

the town is gone due to a fire. The rock striations are nice to see but overall this place is disappointing. Keep on driving; do not stop.

Thank 427BeatleBob
Reviewed 6 April 2017

There is not much to see at the old Townsite itself. However the drive back the 5 mile or so dirt road offers gorgeous views. Interesting history here.

3  Thank Mosslady53
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This was a wonderful surprise that most folks drive past. BLM will give you directions...right along Rte 89. You drive back back about five miles on a dirt road to the end where Paria was located. Nothing there now, just a picnic table. The surrounding...More

Thank MCA6345
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

If you have ever wondered why they designate National Monuments, come visit this place. Old Paria is part of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and to this visit here, drive east from downtown Kanab on highway 89 for approximately 31 miles, where you will see...More

4  Thank Bigredmachine
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Dr. Seuss could have designed this short amazing stretch of road, and that is all it is, in and out, a drive on another planet, truly wonderful, only if road is dry.

Thank nyob
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Took the drive out to the old townof Pareah that was devastasted by flood back in the 1930s. There was a movie set nearby that was ravaged by fire and never rebuilt. Oh, a graveyard is present with aging, often illegible tombstones and the only...More

2  Thank michael g
Reviewed 14 October 2016

So why is this even on the list of attractions to consider? It has an interesting history, but is not much now.

Thank Dad08
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Exactly how do you get to the Paria Mountains?
29 March 2016|
Response from arod82 | Reviewed this property |
The access road is some miles away from Kanab. You can stop at the Kanab visitor center (which is the same as the Escalante visitor center) and they will tell you how far it is. You can get all your info there. I would... More