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Paria River Canyon is a beautiful and calm place in good weather, but dragon can awake after rains...

The Paria River is a tributary of the Colorado River, approximately 75 mi (121 km) long, in southern Utah and northern Arizona. For most of the year, the water is only a few inches deep although fast flowing and quite muddy, but various different levels of deposited sand and pebbles testify to the occasional ferocious floods - even in wide section, the river can evidently reach a depth of several feet and be many meters across. For a short time in early summer the river may be completely dry, due to lack of rain and/or upstream damming of the flow.

If you try, you can see a sleeping dragon of the Paria in the reflection :-)

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