Kanab is Your Hub
Kanab is Your Hub to Explore the Parks . . . and More!
By Dixie Brunner
Make Kanab the hub for your southern Utah/northern Arizona vacation plans. Modern conveniences and close proximity to national parks, and a multitude of other scenic sights, make it the logical base for your travel adventure. Kanab as your vacation hub:what can you do? • Visit the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. • Eat at one of Kanab’s tasty local restaurants. • Take a tour of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. It is the largest no-kill animal sanctuary in the world. • Take a river rafting trip down the Colorado River. • Hike one of the many local trails. • Check out the local music talent at “Wednesday Night at The Terrace.” • Ride a bike on a local scenic byway. • Challenge your photography skills, and try to capture the red rock and intricate geological patterns on nearby mountains. • Visit Bryce Canyon National Park. • Take a dip in Lake Powell to cool off. • Visit Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park and play in the sand. • Take in the wonders of Zion National Park. • Get a historic glimpse back into this area’s past by visiting Pipe Spring National Monument. • Experience Toroweap, the quiet Grand Canyon view. • Do the Michaelangelo thing, and try to capture scenic views on an artist’s canvas. • Hot day? Head for cool, refreshing Cedar Mountain! Cool forests, astounding scenic views and Navajo Lake beckon you. • Want a taste of the Old West? Take in movie or filmmaking areas such as Parry Lodge or Little Holywood Museum, and see western sets and movie memorabilia. • Stop by Moqui Cave and see the largest collection of dinosaur tracks in southern Utah. While you’re there, check out the extensive fluorescent mineral display, as well as a large collection of Native American artifacts. • Visit Kodachrome Basin State Park. The strange and amazing rock formations will make you think that you’ve been taken to another planet. • Tour the historic Heritage House on Main Street in Kanab. • Stop in at the Old Rock Church in Mt. Carmel and learn the fascinating history of this area. • For a delightful night out, take in a movie or old western at the Crescent Moon Theater in Kanab. • Check out Cedar Breaks National Monument. The red rock spires resemble Bryce. • Take an off-road guided tour to see some incredible sights. • Are you a golfer? Take in nine holes at the scenic Thunderbird Golf Course in Mt. Carmel. • Stop by any of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument visitor centers. • Visit the Kane County Information Center to get additional recreational ideas. • Read the local newspaper - we work hard producing it every week! Out of state and online subscriptions are available.