Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness, UT-AZ Backpack: April 26-29, 2019: Days 2-4 Paria River

John Morrow

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There's much out on the internets about this one. This is the classic Buckskin Gulch/Paria Canyon thruhike. So I'll make it a photo tour mostly. Petroglyphs extraordinaire (though I don't show a lot). Feel like I'm living in the past reminiscing on my annual UT trip.

Wire Pass TH--->Wire Pass--->Buckskin Gulch--->Paria River Canyon--->Lee's Ferry. Shuttle required. 70 miles driving to place the second vehicle at Lee's Ferry.

Part 1 here:

https://backcountrypost.com/threads...9-2019-day-1-buckskin-gulch.8604/#post-111403


Day 2 Paria Canyon from confluence to below Judd Hollow Pump.

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Scout of the Adams Exit Route, southside, to the Sand Hills:

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Day 3 Past Wrather Canyon and arch, beyond last reliable spring, to about 8 miles from Lee's Ferry.

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Day 4 Last camp, 8 miles to Lee's Ferry racing an incoming storm so we could get our vehicles out of the sand and clay House Rock Road Wire Pass TH.

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More pics of days 2-4 here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/23557848@N03/albums/72157707167528621
 
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blueeyes

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There's much out on the internets about this one. This is the classic Buckskin Gulch/Paria Canyon thruhike. So I'll make it a photo tour mostly. Petroglyphs extraordinaire (though I don't show a lot). Feel like I'm living in the past reminiscing on my annual UT trip.

Wire Pass TH--->Wire Pass--->Buckskin Gulch--->Paria River Canyon--->Lee's Ferry. Shuttle required. 70 miles driving to place the second vehicle at Lee's Ferry.

Part 1 here:

https://backcountrypost.com/threads...9-2019-day-1-buckskin-gulch.8604/#post-111403


Day 2 Paria Canyon from confluence to below Judd Hollow Pump.

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Scout of the Adams Exit Route, southside, to the Sand Hills:

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Day 3 Past Wrather Canyon and arch, beyond last reliable spring, to about 8 miles from Lee's Ferry.

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Day 4 Last camp, 8 miles to Lee's Ferry racing an incoming storm so we could get our vehicles out of the sand and clay House Rock Road Wire Pass TH.

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More pics of days 2-4 here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/23557848@N03/albums/72157707167528621
Nice report! I am sad we missed the petroglyphs now that I see them in your report.

Thanks for sharing!

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