Paria Canyon offers a challenging 38-mile hike, enjoyable for experienced hikers. Four to five days are recommended to make the difficult hike from White House Trailhead to Lees Ferry. During the spring season, plan on hiking in ankle-to-knee deep water; in May and June, the Paria River can be dry for the first seven miles, while the remainder below the Buckskin Gulch confluence flows year-round. The strenuous hike can be extremely hazardous during months prone to flash flooding; for several days after a flood, quicksand and mud can make hiking more difficult. Hiking in the lower canyon entails traversing long silt terraces with fewer stream crossings.
The 14-day long-term parking lot at Lees Ferry is reached by staying in the riverbed past the registration box at Milepost 38. There are two access points to the trailhead, one is via US 89 between Kanab, Utah and Page, and the other is US 89A between Fredonia and Marble Canyon. Fees, reservations, and permits are required.