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Oct 21, 2005 - Paria, Utah

We took a small detour off the main road down some dirt roads to explore the old pioneer village of Paria from the 1800's. It was an amazingly beautiful place with incredible colours in the rocks. You can see why they would have liked to live here but unfortunately every year or so a flash flood would come through and wash everything away. They seemed to put up with it and kept trying but eventually gave up and left in the early 1900's. The place made a comeback as a film location for westerns. The film makers loved the colours in the rock...

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