ISBN 9781519574572

Price $19.95

Joe Berardi has published a series of hiking guides for Utah. The “Hiking Guide to Paria River Canyons in Utah” book has everything needed for planning and making an adventure in southern Utah. This book includes: hike descriptions, GPS coordinates, driving directions, trail descriptions, topographical maps, photographs and ratings for hike quality, difficulty and photography. Also included is a section on selecting a base camp town, lodging and camping in the area. The Paria River basin flows through the western section of the Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument and into Paria Canyon Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness. This book includes the hikes inside and outside of the monuments that are all part of the Paria River drainage system. This handy book size is large enough to allow easy reading of the large color maps while small enough to be carried on the hike. Topographical maps are recommended for any hiker attempting to hike the remote and rugged slot canyons of the Paria Canyon Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness region. The custom detailed maps make finding and hiking these great slot canyons much easier and the maps have key GPS coordinates for finding the trailheads or the canyon entrances. This book of maps eliminates the anxiety of trial and error hiking to find some of the best slot canyon adventures in the United States. The featured canyons in this book are: Buckskin Gulch, Bull Valley Gorge, Cottonwood Narrows, Lick Wash, Paria Canyon, Round Valley Draw, Willis Wash, Wire Pass Wash. Slickrock Bench, Booker Canyon, Death Valley Draw, Hackberry, Hogeye, Kitchen and Starlight Canyon This book can be used stand-alone or supplemented by the atlas: Paria River 2015 Canyon Atlas for those who want to create their own trails. The author has published a more comprehensive book that not only covers the Paria area but also includes the Escalante, San Rafael Swell, Zion and upper Lake Powell slot canyons.