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Paria Canyon

A Just Roughin' It Paria Canyon backpacking trip is something everyone should experience. The amazing Paria Canyon is known for it's colorful slot canyon. This Arizona and Utah hike is limited because only so many permits are handed out for the area. Plan your hiking trip to Paria Canyon with Just Roughin' It for a hassle free backpacking vacation in Arizona and Utah. "Break on through to the other side." - The Doors

Arizona: Paria Canyon Hiking Trip

Paria Canyon is famous for its colorful slot canyon that crosses Northern Arizona and Southern Utah. It is among the longest and deepest in the world. On our Paria Canyon hike, we take you trekking right through these narrow gorges and around rare rock formations found only in this region. We'll also pass through some slot canyons that are so narrow - you can touch both sides with your arms spread out.

This adventure trip is for beginning and experienced backpackers alike, but be ready to be wet a good portion of your Paria Canyon hiking trip. Advanced permits are required and only 30 people are allowed to stay overnight in the entire canyon per day, so the area remains relatively unspoiled by humans. It's a real "roughin' it" adventure. There are no designated trails on this tour - you just head straight into the canyon. One way in, one way out - all through massive rock corridors.  We will also make our way up Buckskin Gulch for some real slot canyon adventure!

Water fills the narrow passageways after long rainfalls, so we will find ourselves walking through the Paria River for part of the trip. Depending on the time of year and how much precipitation the area had we may be wading through the water.  Extra socks are a must for this Paria Canyon hike! Yet the wading adds to the mystique - it's likely you'll never see anything else like this in your lifetime.

*Please note - we do NOT offer hikes to the Wave (North Coyote Buttes).

Number of days: 3 - 6

Mileage: 42 miles / 67.59 km

Elevation Gain/Loss: 1,000 ft / 304.8 m

3 Day Paria Canyon Buckskin Gulch Itinerary and Trip Details
5 Day Paria Canyon Itinerary and Trip Details

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Trip Cost/Person

3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days
From Phoenix $900 $1100 $1300 $1500
From Flagstaff $850 $1050 $1250 $1450

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Rating: 54321

We thoroughly enjoyed the Paria Canyon trip. I felt bad for Jayci because my husband gets nervous and whined for two whole days about everything. Thankfully by the 3rd day he relaxed. Jayci tolerated him well and was a great guide. I could tell he thoroughly enjoyed being outdoors. The food was good, my husband did complain about having too many snacks to carry!!!! I thought it was nice to have a variety of snacks to choose from. Overall it was a great experience. I now have falling in quicksand off my bucket list, not that it was ever on. I also enjoyed not feeling rushed, looking at all my pictures I realized why I am so slow at hiking, I am shorter than everyone else!! Hopefully we are in good health next year to come again, I've been looking at the site already and I will book with you again.

By Bonnie L. on 2012-11-21

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