Vermilion Cliffs National Monument - Paria Canyon - White Pocket with pool and vegetation (Bob Wick photo)
Before highways and railways, before pioneers...the land we know as the United States was truly a vast wilderness. To protect these last remaining areas, in 1984 Congress created the Paria Canyon - Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness. Paria Canyon's outstanding scenery, desert wildlife, colorful history, and opportunities for primitive recreation will remain free from the influence of man and are protected in this condition for future generations. Its 112,500 acres beckon adventurers who yearn for solitude, scenic splendor, and the chance to explore one of the longest and deepest slot canyons in the world.
Advance permits ARE required to visit Paria Canyon.
For more information or for answers to permit questions visit www.blm.gov/az/paria/index.cfm?usearea=PC or call the Paria Canyon Project Permits Desk at (435) 688-3246.
Photo by Bob Wick