Day 3 in Paria Canyon, Utah and Arizona.

The Quicksand Chronicles: Backpacking Paria Canyon

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By Michael Lanza Walls of searing, orange-red sandstone shoot up for hundreds of feet, so close toge
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4 Responses to The Quicksand Chronicles: Backpacking Paria Canyon

  1. Michael Hicks   |  March 30, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Great write-up! We have a group from TN planning to do Buckskin/Paria from Wire Pass in May.

    • michaellanza   |  March 30, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      Thanks, Michael. May should be a good time. Have fun and safe travels.

  2. NateKat   |  March 29, 2016 at 9:13 am

    We did Buckskin Gulch several years ago and still talk about it as one of the most unique and incredible 2 day backpacks we’ve ever done. Photos can hardly do it justice, I think because a single image doesn’t capture the feeling of miles and miles of continually amazing slot canyon. We went in April and lucked out with completely dry conditions which certainly made travel easier, but sounds like we missed some of the fun of quicksand!

    • michaellanza   |  March 29, 2016 at 9:50 am

      Hi NateKat, I’ve also backpacked Buckskin to upper Paria as an overnight, a number of years ago, later in spring, and we still had some cold pools of debris-filled water to wade. I suspect it varies a lot from year to year.

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