|Water Pockets - these formations are scooped out of the cliff walls at several points along the canyon.|
|Buckskin Gulch - this side canyon is an alternative entry point for the Paria hike, and requires a lot of scrambling over blockages and chockstones. The walls are so narrow along most of this canyon that you can spread out your elbows and touch both walls at the same time.|
|Rockfall - passage in some places becomes restricted by rock falls, requiring a bit of scrambling to get around the blocked portions. While the water is ankle deep in the canyon through most of the hike, in these areas it can come up to your waist, or higher.|
|The Last Spring - this is the last spring in the canyon, with roughly 12 miles of hiking left to go.|
|End of the Trail - from the left: our friends Jorge and Liz, then me and Louise. We picked up Liz's car here and drove back up to the trailhead to get ours. The trail ends at the former site of Lee's Ferry, where many of the Grand Canyon rafting trips begin.|
The main trailhead is located in Utah about 7 miles north of the Arizona border, roughly 30 miles west of Page, Arizona on US Route 89. Allow 4 days for the hike, including excursions up side canyons. The hike is relatively easy, but does require some climbing and scrambling in a couple of spots. You will be wading in ankle deep water most of the way. For more information, contact the BLM Kanab Resource Area Office, 318 North 1st Street, Kanab, Utah 84741.