Get Busy Living . . .
By Dixie Brunner
It’s time to ‘Get Busy Living’ in southern Utah and northern Arizona! The state and national parks, national monuments and natural vistas offer a host of opportunities that lend themselves to everything from quiet thought to dramatic adventure. You can immerse yourself in the sheer magnitude and beauty of this special place we call home. We would like to welcome you to the Kanab area! If you make this your vacation hub, you will be within 80 miles of such incredible sights as Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Pipe Spring National Monument, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Lake Powell, the Kaibab National Forest and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon! But wait...there’s so many more places to ‘Get Busy Living!’ You can take in movie history at Parry Lodge and Little Hollywood, or maybe even visit former movie sites in Johnson Canyon or the Paria. You can tour or volunteer at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the largest no-kill animal facility in the world. You can go off-road on ATVs or OHVs in many places here, including Hog Canyon (a large trail system immediately north of Kanab). And if you don’t have a four-wheel drive vehicle, there are several tour companies that will chauffeur you around to check out the amazing scenery. If none of those offerings interest you, why don’t you just go take a hike? Many hikes of varying degree of difficulty are available nearby. There are incredible sights to see and great trails, including one of the most popular – The Wave. Several slot canyons can be accessed easily. Stop by the Kane County Travel Information Center for maps and information. Not into that much adventure...somewhat of a windshield tourist? Getting too hot outside? Drive up to Cedar Mountain or the Kaibab National Forest to escape the summer heat. What about visiting the local shops, dining at some of our outstanding local restaurants, taking in an old western at Crescent Moon, or visiting the Juniper Art Gallery, History Museum or Heritage House? What are you waiting for? It’s time for you to ‘Get Busy Living’ and have a great vacation.