The Paria River is the first confluence you float by after launching from Lee’s Ferry. The average flow for the Paria is 44 CFS, with the recorded max occurring in 1932 at 638 CFS. No river trip camping is permitted on either side of the river between here and Navajo Bridge, at mile 4.5
The name Paria has a few different meanings of which could apply to this river. The generally accepted one is that is a shortened Paiute word meaning elk water. (Source, River to Rim.)
The Paria is known for its incredible hiking due to its slot canyons in Paria Canyon and Buckskin Gulch. A permit is required for these hikes.