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Kanab Things to Do

  • Buckskin Gulch

    A big giant fail for us but I’m including this bit in case you have better luck or a greater tolerance for mud. At somewhere around 12-13 miles in length, Buckskin is the longest, deepest slot canyon in North American and possibly in the world. As mentioned in my review for Wire Pass, the slot canyon used for access, we’d intended to make a day of...

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  • Wire Pass

    We’d driven up here from Page 'cause we weren’t going to have time to hike it on our way to Zion. The plan was to escape the brutal heat with a fun day of combined scrambling though this 1.7 mile canyon plus 3-4 miles into connecting Buckskin Gulch. Both are in the Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness, and the trail is an entry point for...

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  • Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

    My first sand dunes! It was sort of a smallish piece of windswept desert, and there weren’t any camels or palm trees but a few very decent piles all the same. We made this 22-mile detour off 89 on our way to Zion one morning, and spent a couple of hours wading around, snapping pictures and guessing what sort of creatures had left their tracks in...

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  • Rappelling Down So'Utah Canyon Walls!

    A Finnish couple were returning to our tiny B&B here in Kanab, we decided to celebrate so spent a day Canyoneering/Rappelling with Seldom Seen Adventures. Oh wow, oh wow!! After our final rappell Mayank heaved a huge sigh and asked if we could start over again. Nick, Owner of SSAdventures, is a pro and obviously loves his job. He waited until he...

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  • 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 (clearly a tourist trap). I was OK with that. Kids like to look at stuff....

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  • 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 among the dunes to your heart's content, wlthough beware - the sand is...

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Kanab Restaurants

  • Pleasant

    Small unpretentious restaurant with friendly staff. There is a vegetarian buffet, the hot dishes are served at the table.

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  • 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 . . . When I left I did see some big coaches near the big motel next to this...

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  • 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 were $9 and includes fries. Other sandwiches are $7-8 The calzone was what I...

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Kanab Nightlife

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    by mikehanneman Written Nov 8, 2006

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    There are some bars downtown in Kanab but not a lot of choices.

    This is a town of 3,500 people so there isn't a lot there.

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Kanab Transportation

  • Road to Kanab

    Enkel de foto werd gepost, in afwachting van de informatie, deze informatie komt wat later.bedankt voor uw bezoek en tot nog eens.I have just posted the photograph, the text with more information will follow later onThanks for your visit and you are welcome to revisit later on.

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  • Driving a yellow maffia car

    I also booked my car for the seond part of my USA 2007 trip via the company Holiday autos.This makes it much easier, as it is in your own language, if you have problem you can call their office.First I was searching the internet to rent a car, but there are so many different companies, like Alamo, Hertz, Avis, Budget, ...And they all heave...

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    by BruceDunning Updated Oct 24, 2009

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    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.

    Brochure to Draw Your Interest View of the store front Carved Statues outside and around Carved Horse-But Happy Cowboy Inside the gift shop
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Kanab Local Customs

  • 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 should be pink. As the suns rays get lower in the sky and the light is...

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  • Talk to someone who knows ...

    I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling around in new ways, sampling the local cuisine and chatting to the local people for a different perspective on life.However during our travels we learned that there is one certain thing that...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Kanab Warnings and Dangers

  • 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 you are in need of assistance, probably not so funny if you approach the...

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  • Watch other drivers

    It seems like a lot of people in Utah are crazy drivers. Throw in hills and curves and you will get accidents. Not a lot of hospitals near by either.Be careful driving and watch out for other divers. Even people who I have spoken with in Utah say there are wild drivers out there.

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Kanab Tourist Traps

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    by briantravelman Updated Oct 8, 2013

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    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 babbled 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.

    Moqui Cave The Minerals

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Kanab What to Pack

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    by richiecdisc Updated Jun 17, 2009

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    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.

    polarizer helps for midday shooting
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Kanab Off The Beaten Path

  • 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 a state law not to remove these items.Showers are available.This park is...

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  • 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 gets. There are no trails, or anything. To get to them you have to park your...

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  • Vermilion Cliffs

    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 25,000 visitors a year do come here because it is so remote. NO paved roads go...

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  • 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 majestic beauty was only enhanced by a dusting of snow that had me already...

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  • 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 take us from the New Mexico Monument to the Valley of Fire in Nevada....

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  • someone to share it with is what makes...

    Coral Pink Sand Dunes would have a hard act to follow but as soon as we arrived at the campground, we knew we had made the right choice in delaying our trip to The Wave by a day. Set literally amongst the dunes but with the convenience of running water, bathrooms and showers only a few steps away, we settled into our little patch of paradise...

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