The Stunning Colors Of Paria River Canyon In Utah
The Stunning Colors Of Paria River Canyon In Utah. Paria valley badlands, Utah


The incredible Paria Canyon is a sight that many Utahns never witness; it’s in a remote part of the state. Part of the Paria Canyon/Vermilion Canyon Permit Area, the canyon is overseen by the Bureau of Land Managment, and straddles the Utah/Arizona border. Though it’s incredibly remote and rough, the canyon is well worth your time – you’ll enjoy the most beautiful palette of colors you’ve ever seen.

The side of the mountains have spectacular colors (better that the Grand Canyon, Bryce, the Painted Dessert, the slot canyons and even White Pocket) due to their encrusted minerals like iron oxides, manganese, cobalt and others that geologists describe.
 
Paria Canyon consists of several geologic layers that span 85 million years, and include several "formations." The Chinle Formation, seen here, is the oldest and was formed in the Upper Triassic Age - 237 million years ago.

Location: 18 miles from Kanab, UT in Hwy 89. Paria Wilderness. Utah. USA 
These mountains are found beside a dirt road that connects to Highway 89 just before the Paria River. Hwy 89 takes you from Kanab Utah to Page Arizona.
Coordinates: 37.185554, -111.983862 ( 37°11'08.0"N 111°59'01.9"W )

The Stunning Colors Of Paria River Canyon In Utah
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The Stunning Colors Of Paria River Canyon In Utah
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The Stunning Colors Of Paria River Canyon In Utah
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