If you know wilderness in the way that you know love, you would be unwilling to let it go. – Terry Williams
Back in 1984 the Arizona Wilderness Act established 112,500 acres of wilderness around this Colorado River tributary. In the Paiute Indian language, Paria means, “muddy water,” and its deep gash with walls 1,000 feet high is prime for canyoneering. Seven spectacular geologic formations including the Chinle, Moenave, and Kayenta reveal themselves as we travel further back in time with each descending step through the Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness here in Paria River Canyon.
You will gain access to a world-renowned trekking stretch via the White House trailhead in the lower reaches of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Once in Wrather Canyon, just off of Paria Canyon, we witness Wrather Arch, one of the longest natural arches outside of Utah.
If you enjoy birds, this is an outstanding location to spot golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, Cooper’s hawks, peregrine falcons, great horned owls, and more. If you’re into culture, you will be delighted with numerous Pueblo rock carvings along the way and take advantage of a saunter through Lee’s Ferry upstream of the Colorado River confluence, where the crossing of the river was made possible. Further downstream, such beautiful spots as Cathedral and Marble Canyons are outstanding for relaxing, admiring the land, and soaking in the Colorado River before making our departure from one of the most stunning places on Earth.
TREK: Customizable ~ 6 days, 39 Miles
WHEN: Spring and Autumn 2016 – Contact us for availability
RIGS: My Gear $175/day/person
P&C Gear $215/day/person
Fully Supported $255/day/person
DISCOUNT: 20% off subsequent trekkers of the same rig option