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Zion National Park – Angel’s Landing / Scout Lookout

One of the most popular trails in Zion National Park will now require a permit. Angel’s Landing is a tall and majestic rock formation which offers stunning views of the park, but it has become very crowded especially during peak … Read More

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

You will cross Glen Canyon Dam as you travel between Page, AZ and Kanab, UT. The dam rises over 700 feet above the colorful sandstone walls of Glen Canyon. It is a concrete arch-gravity dam on the Colorado River, and … Read More

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

Coral Pink Sand Dunes is a state park located between Mt. Carmel Junction and Kanab, in southwestern Utah. This is an amazing, scenic area with a great geological history. There are mountains and hills of sand, which shift with the … Read More

Cutler Point aka The Great Chamber

Cutler Point north of Kanab is a wonderful spot we discovered in 2020, in the Grand Staircase-Escalante region and not far from Peek-a-Boo Canyon. It is also called the Great Chamber, and once you step into it, you will see … Read More

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Cedar Breaks National Monument is a natural ampitheater that sits over 10,000 feet above sea level. The ampitheater is 3 miles across and over 2,000 feet deep and has similar formations as Bryce Canyon and Red Canyon which are located … Read More

Highway 12 bike path

Near the Red Canyon Visitors Center, you will find a 5-mile bike path running parallel to Highway 12. This path will take you through red cliffs, and green pines and spruce. To make your ride longer, you can connect to … Read More

Red Canyon State Park

Red Canyon is an area of the Dixie National Forest, located along Highway 12 in Garfield County. Highway 12 has been designated a Scenic Byway and the views do not disappoint. A visitor center is situated among red sandstone cliffs, … Read More

Fourth of July in Kanab

I love July 4th, it has always been my favorite holiday mostly because of the fireworks. Everything from sparklers to the big fireworks shows brings a smile to my face. And there is nothing quite like a small-town July 4th … Read More

Cascade Falls

The views along this hike are stunning! It is a one mile out and back hike, which is family friendly. There are a couple of steep drop-offs, but the trail is wide enough that you can move closer to the … Read More

Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Coral Pink Sand Dunes is a state park located between Mt. Carmel Junction and Kanab, in southwestern Utah. This is an amazing, scenic area with a great geological history. There are mountains and hills of sand, which shift with the … Read More

Peekaboo / Red Canyon Slot Canyon

Southern Utah actually has more than one “Peekaboo Canyon”. This story is going to talk about a slot canyon just about 9 miles north of Kanab. On maps you will probably find it labeled Red Canyon, but to locals it … Read More

Huntress – Diana’s Throne

North of Kanab, you can access many miles of ATV trails, including areas like Hog Canyon, Peekaboo Canyon and Cutler’s Point. Today we explored Huntress Slot Canyon and Diana’s Throne. The Huntress is a slot canyon that can be difficult … Read More

Coyote Buttes North – The Wave

The Wave is a famous sandstone formation along the Utah/Arizona border. The Wave is the destination, but the hike to it is beautiful in itself, starting in Utah and ending in Arizona. The trail is in the Paria-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness, … Read More

Bunting Trail

Bunting Trail is on the west side of Kanab, in a neighborhood called the Ranchos. It is a moderate to difficult hike, with some steep trails, hiking through sand and scrambling over rocks. The hike will take you to the … Read More

Red Hollow Canyon slot canyon

This slot canyon is a short, family-friendly hike through beautiful red and white cliffs that have been eroded by centuries of wind, water and sand. The trailhead is in the small town of Orderville, Utah off of Highway 89. Orderville … Read More

Kanab Sand Caves

The sand caves (also known as Moqui Caverns) are located north of Kanab and are accessed by a short ½ mile hike. The caves were used to harvest sand for glass production in the 1970s and now they provide awesome … Read More

Belly of the Dragon

This feature is a man-made tunnel and was originally created as a water culvert under Highway 89. Water flowing through the culvert has created some interesting features in the sandstone. While I wouldn’t recommend making a special trip just for … Read More

Horseshoe Bend

You may have seen pictures of Horseshoe Bend outside of Page, Arizona. It is a beautiful landmark (shaped like a horseshoe) on the Colorado River, and has become quite popular on social media. It is 5 miles downstream from the … Read More

The Grand Canyon National Park

The “other side” of the Grand Canyon is less developed than the South Rim and receives only 10% of the National Park’s yearly visitors. Due to snow, the North Rim closes during winter months and all services are typically open … Read More

The Toadstools

The Toadstools is a fun hike east of Kanab. These are balanced rock formations which look like mushrooms. They are different colored, some are red-orange and others are white. This is an easy hike, just 1.5 miles round trip and … Read More

Mansard Petroglyphs

A few miles east of Kanab is an alcove containing petroglyphs (rock art) that is believed to date to the Anasazi period (0 AD to 1250 AD). The number of petroglyphs here is amazing and it is very cool to … Read More

Inchworm Arch

The drive to Inchworm Arch is fun, but it requires a 4WD vehicle or ATV to get to, as the road is deep sand. The arch itself was named by some Boy Scouts that discovered it, and it’s pretty self-explanatory. … Read More

Buckskin Gulch slot canyon

Antelope Canyon is a famous slot canyon in the area, but did you know that Southern Utah is home to many slot canyons? They may not have the fame and tours, but they are beautiful just the same. Plus they … Read More

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon is not just one canyon, but a series of amphitheaters in the side of the mountain. You will see red and orange hoodoos, pink cliffs, and amazing scenery. The park is located near the town of Bryce, Utah … Read More

Zion National Park – Shuttle bus info

UPDATED:  Starting July 1, 2020, you will need a ticket to ride the park shuttle into Zion Canyon. The shuttle provides access along the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. This is due to COVID-19 health restrictions, and is subject to re-evaluation … Read More

Zion National Park – Narrows

The Narrows in Zion National Park is a popular hike. It is also a unique hike, because you are walking in the Virgin River almost the entire hike. There are two ways to hike the Narrows – “top down” or … Read More

Zion National Park – Canyon Overlook Trail

The Canyon Overlook trail in Zion National Park gives you an amazing view of Zion Canyon. You will find this trail on the East side of the Park, not far from the Zion-Mt Carmel Tunnel. Be aware that there is … Read More

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