Welcome to Paria Canyon–Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area
With miles of weathered, swirling slickrock and slot-canyon systems that can be hiked for days without seeing a soul, it's no wonder that this wilderness area is such a popular destination for hearty trekkers, canyoneers and photographers. Day-hike permits cost $5 to $7 and several are very tough to get. Remember that summer is scorching; spring and fall are best – and busiest. Beware of flash floods.
Trailheads lie along House Rock Valley Rd (4.7 miles west of the Paria Contact Station); it's a dirt road that may require 4WD. Inquire with rangers.