When you think you’ve seen it all – try Southern Utah. It’s a western-style mecca for world-class hiking, sight-seeing and every possible outdoor adventure imaginable. This is a place that demands attention and will set you back on your heels – looking for your camera!
The little town of Kanab sits right in the heart of three national parks, five national monuments and over 22 million acres of protected wilderness. Lots to explore, so plan on spending some serious time creating unforgettable memories here.
Kanab is where you unpack once to explore it all. It’s just a short distance from ten of America’s Most Scenic Wonders, the greatest wilderness in the lower 48, and the World’s 2nd most beautiful scenic highway – Utah’s Scenic Byway 12.
Nearby is Zion National Park. Not far away are the bizarre hoodoos and rock amphitheaters of Bryce Canyon, and the rugged wilderness of the 2-million acre expanse of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The North Rim of the Grand Canyon provides an exceptional experience without crowds. This is where you should go to discover the “Grand” experience.
Kanab offers a variety of accommodations, from the luxurious to moderate, budget and boutique. Special inns and intimate Bed & Breakfasts provide everything from a romantic setting to cozy homes offering expert host advice on local adventures.
Neat little restaurants provide everything from high cuisine served in an elegant setting (Restaurant Sego) to wood-fire oven vegetarian meals (the Peekaboo Wood-Fire Grill.) A traditional favorite restaurant here in town is the fabulous Rockin’V Restaurant. Traveling with kids? Try the Three Bears Creamery Cottage, a wonderfully unique little restaurant decorated with lots of bears! Their Big Bad Wolf Ice-cream Sundae is not for sissies!
Take time and stroll down Center Street while you are in Kanab. See plaques acknowledging the great Western Movie Stars that made this place the “Little Hollywood of the West.” Decades ago directors from Hollywood discovered this region and stars filled their eyes as they imagined horses rearing and dramatic heroes riding off into a sunset backlit by rugged red-rock buttes. Every autumn the “real and reel” cowboys are celebrated during the 3-day Western Legends Roundup – a spirited festival unlike anything else in America.