All Photographs © Brian & Nancy Morganti
Kanab Utah Region
Paria Badlands - Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
October 13, 2017
The Paria Badlands are located roughly 32.5 miles east of Kanab, Utah off US-89. There is a large parking area with a sign that reads "Old Pareah Townsite". From there a gravel road leads into the Badlands and the location of an old movie set where many Westerns were filmed from the 1940's through the 1970's, including the "Outlaw Josey Wales". No hiking is required and the entire area can be viewed in about an hour. This slight diversion is an excellent side trip to stretch your legs and experience some beautiful views.
Paria Badlands - View 1: One of the first views encountered as the badlands are entered near the "Old Pareah Townsite".
Paria Badlands - View 2:. Another beautiful view that can be seen right from the gravel road, no hiking required!
Paria Badlands - View 3: A view of the Chinle formation in the Paria Badlands.
Paria Badlands - View 4: A colorful view of the Badlands landscape.
Paria Badlands - View 5: Fall Colors abound in front of Badland Hills along the Paria River bottom.