Kanab is Your Hub!
By Dixie Brunner
Make Kanab the hub for your southern Utah/northern Arizona vacation plans. Modern conveniences and close proximity to four 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 or run on one of the many local trails. • Attend the “Wednesday Night at the Terrace” talent program. • Ride a bike on a local scenic byway. • Challenge your photography skills, and try to capture the red rock and intricate geological patterns. • Hike down into the chasms at Bryce Canyon National Park. • Take a dip in Lake Powell to cool off, or rent a boat there. • Play in the sand at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. • Stop by the visitor center of the Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument. • Take in the geological wonders of Zion National Park. • Get a historic glimpse back into this area’s past by visiting Pipe Spring National Monument. • Rent an ATV and see some incredible sites only found by going off road. • 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? Visit filmmaking venues such as Parry Lodge or Little Hollywood Museum, and see western sets and movie memorabilia. • Stop by Moqui Cave and see the largest collection of dinosaur tracks in southern Utah and a unique collection of Native American artifacts. • Visit Kodachrome Basin State Park. The strange and amazing rock formations will make you think that you’re on 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. • Cool off and check out the many viewpoints on the North Kaibab. • 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. • Visit the Kane County Visitor Center to get additional recreational ideas. • Read the local newspaper – the Southern Utah News – we work hard producing it every week! Out of state and online subscriptions are available at www.sunews.net.