Rainbow Over Savage Point from My...
Rainbow Over Savage Point from My...
Old homesteads in 1880's
Wonderful painted desert layers of rock
Navajo ruins and Indian vendors
This officer should get out more.
Conviently located near great national and state parks
Not a place a tourist would stay for an extended period of time.
In a nutshell
A nice place to rest up a bit, get gas, food and go on
Frontier Movie Town
I went to the Movie Museum in Kanab and was very unpleasantly surprised. I took my children who were very excited about the chance to see how western movies were made. Not a good idea. This is NOT a family friendly business. Upon entering the "museum" there was only a store...
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is definitely worth a side trip if you are exploring southern Utah. Its highlight is a large area of sand dunes that are pink in color due to the fact that the sand was formed from the erosion (by the wind) of red sandstone rock. You can hike...
Local Animal Characterizations
There are a number of animal statues and carvings around town that are of interest. These are some of those. They all are different and unique and have significant meaning to the locals. The main theme is to memorialize the movie set history around the area-and then the...
Historic Town Tour
They have a tour set up to see the older homes along a couple of streets near the Visitor Center. The tour is nice, and the homes preserved, and locals are pround of their heritage in settling this town. There are 5 basic restored homes along 1st Street South and Main St....
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
This is a large complex off Hwy 89 north of Kanab about 5 miles. A turn off and going down a side road take you to the complex. It is set up to take care of abandoned animals. It is the largest animal sanctuary in the US, and has an average of 1700 animals here at one time....
Little Hollywood Movie Set
This is a saved movie set that was used for a number of cowboy movies filmed here. One more notable was Outlaw Josie Wales portrayed by Clint Eastwood. The town of Kanab had 300 cowboy movies made over years 1930 to 1990. Many times the set went out to the outback and rustic...
Clarion Coll Victorian Charm In
2 Reviews and 108 Opinions First off, ignore the idiot that posted the political dialog about not staying in Kanab. Who cares...
Quail Park Lodge
1 Review and 701 Opinions The guys at Quail Park Lodge recently remodeled all of the units, and the theme is kind of a 60's or...
Amici's: Italian food in Kanab
This restaurant was on walking distance from my motel.It seemed to be a very popular place, as it was full, and more people entered after I was seated. There were extremely much Italians, it was all Italian I heard round my table, of course it is an Italian restaurant . . ....
Grandma Tina's Cafe: Italian Flair
Overall, it seems like they do not get a lot of customers, and are a bit intimidated when one shows up. The prices of the food was higher than it should be for the volume and being standard Italian food items. Spaghetti was $10-13 depending on what you had in it. Burgers...
Denny's Wigwam: Denny is King
BruceDunning 3451 reviews
This place is chock full of tourist items, and they range to the full limit. Nothing racey, but everything else. They even have a photo shoot area where you and the loved one can get a picture dressed up as an old time cowboy, or other outfits of the old days. Denny's also has an upscale restaurant to the side of the store and can enter through the store, or separate entrance.
What to buy: Nothing that I saw. There was a great deal of jewelery and other knick knacks, but not for me.
Updated Oct 24, 2009
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- Arts and Culture
Pink or not pink?
Pink or not pink? That is the question. Well, I guess that depends quite a bit on when you are looking at it. If you arrive during the day it's likely to look more orange than pink but since the sand is the direct descendant of the pink Navajo sandstone that surrounds it, it...
Never a cop around when you need one!
I wasn't sure where to put this. At first I found it quite comical and actually not the first time I've seen this in Utah. Came across the same thing in Torrey, Utah. I'm sure this is suppose to be a deterrent against speeders as they pass through Kanab. But as a tourist, if...
briantravelman 52 reviews
It may be a popular destination for visitors, but trust me, it's not worth it. The outside of the cave actually has some nice ruins, but the actual cave is a big dissapointment. If you do wanna stop, just stop to see the ruins, and maybe buy something at the gift shop. Don't pay the 6 dollars to listen to the guy talk about his family history. The cave has completely lost its aspects. The entire place has been turned into a gift shop, and lost all aspects of what a cave is suppose to be. We payed the guy to give us a tour of the cave, and he just blabbded about his family history for like 10 minutes. Then he told us we could go into the actual cave, and he told us there are minerals inside, so we thought it was like cave formations or something. Then when we went inside, it was a display of rocks, and fake pictographs. It was a big dissapointment, and we wasted 13 dollars. If you want to see some real caves, head a few yards down the road. Moqui Cave should deffinately be a pass.
Written Oct 16, 2010
prepare for desert conditions
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good hiking boots with ankle support are best for tackling the dunes. If you hike in the low sun hours, it will be cooler too you'll need at least a light jacket. It is surprisingly chilly once the sun goes down. Sunglasses make for a "rosier" experience. ;)
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun screen if hiking during the day and with all that reflective sand about it's best to wear it any time of day.
Photo Equipment: Wide angle for atmospheric dune shots. Polarizer if shooting during the day but best to let nature's polarizer do the work by shooting when the sun is lower on the horizon.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Tent, sleeping bags, and mats make camping in the dunes an all to comfy experience.
Updated Jun 17, 2009
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Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
This a gem on a park. Small and really consists of just huge sand dunes that you can explore. Motorized vehicles are permitted so the best time to visit this park is a week day maybe early in the morning.You can find Moqui balls here very easily but leave them behind. It is...
Caves In Kanab Canyon
About 6 miles north of the city lies Kanab Canyon. The canyon contains several sand stone caves nestled in the cliff side. The caves are located just down the road from Moqui Caves. To find them just take Highway 89, and you can't miss them. These caves are as wild as wild...
This pristine area of 293,000 acres is a side treasure not to far from Kanab. It is separated by Hwy 89 north end and Hwy 89A to the south end. It is a 50 miles stretch of red buttes and preserved area. A small number come each year to the interior to hike and camp. Only...
Paria Movie Set-Townsite
I should have listened to the visitor center guide who forewarned of the concern for getting to this site. Unfortunately, she did not emphasize enough the difficulty. The location is about 35 miles from Kanab on Hwy 89, and turn south and to go 5 miles down a "dirt" road....
Escalante Grand Staircase
Kanab is at the southern center of a huge preserved area that is still preserved from tourism intrusion as much as possible. The area is 1.9 million acre; or 2968 square miles; maybe the biggest area in the Government rec areas. It is managed by Bureau of Land Management...
a lonely heart
My first exposure to this colorful canyon country was in the fall of 1994 at the tail end of a similar extended camping trip around the US that I now found myself on with my wife. It was November and winter had come early to the red rock I'd planned to hike in. But its...
reflection comes easy
Looking out over a sea of pink I was reminded of the past, both recent and times long gone. Just three weeks earlier I had sat on the equally impressive White Sand Dunes of their namesake Monument. It was the beginning of a seven week stretch of desert camping that would...
Explore Deeper into Kanab
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