By Dixie Brunner
Welcome to southern Utah and northern Arizona! It won’t take long when driving through, or while staying and enjoying the western ambiance, or participating in the plethora of recreational activities, to know and feel this geographic location really is ‘Magically Unspoiled!’ First of all, there are stellar parks here, most considered to be the premiere national treasures of the United States! Zion, Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon North Rim National Parks are all within an 80 mile drive from Kanab. But then there are also Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Vermilion Cliffs, Parashant, Pipe Spring and Grand Staircase National Monuments located nearby. State Parks? We’ve got the best! Coral Pink Sand Dunes and Kodachrome Basin are amazing spots to visit. Are you looking for remote beauty? Ask a local to take you out hiking, horse riding, or ATVing, and you’ll see sights you’ve only dreamt of! Rugged, breath-taking beauty is seen around almost every turn. There’s the Wave, the Toadstools, White Pockets, and Kanab’s special close to town favorites, Peek-a-boo and Hog Canyon. Night skies are a special delight here. Without smoke and light pollution, it’s astounding to watch the sky at night. There are so many stars, it seems unreal. Shooting stars can be observed every few minutes. If it’s animals you’re seeking, southern Utah and northern Arizona fits the bill. Many ancient animal tourists have been discovered, since this area is a treasure trove for dinosaur and paleontology discoveries. As for actual wildlife; coyotes, jackrabbits and mule deer are aplenty, with remarkable bird watching as well. If it’s more domestic animals you prefer, Best Friends is home to the largest animal sanctuary in the world. Visit and volunteer opportunities are offered, as is the chance to adopt and love an unwanted pet providing them a forever home. And then there are the people! Residents know we are very fortunate to live here. We’re so very proud of our location and we are definitely prejudiced – we think this is the best place on Earth to live ... or visit! Please come visit and enjoy our magically unspoiled beauty.