Local Activities in/around Kanab, Utah
The Kanab area is prime vacation country. A wide range of outdoor activities are available for family and friends who will be traveling with participants of the Grand to Grand Ultra.
National Parks and National Monuments in close proximity to Kanab:
Grand Staircase National Monument (0 miles)
Pipe Spring National Monument (21 miles)
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park (22 miles)
Zion National Park (41 miles)
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area including Lake Powell (65 miles)
Vermillion Cliffs National Monument (66 miles)
Bryce National Park (78 miles)
Grand Canyon National Park (80 miles to North Rim)
ATV Tours / Rafting the Colorado River / Guided Tours / Mountain Biking / Boating / Hiking
National Park Tourz: National Park Tourz takes you to the most breathtaking sites and provides you with a unique and intimate vacation experience in each National Park. Their small groups give you a greater opportunity to take in the earth's unbelievable natural surroundings, and to simply enjoy your outdoor adventure vacation to its fullest.
Auto Tours of Desert/Canyon Lands: Seasoned professional photographer (Terry Alderman) guides guests to highly photogenic locations in the rugged Grand Staircase-Escalante area. Provides camera instruction as needed, from novice to professional.
Dreamland Safari Tours: 4x4 Sightseeing Adventure with options from 3-hr nearby tours to 6-hour Toroweap or Grand Staircase.
Grand Canyon Expeditions Co: To us the Grand Canyon is only truly experienced going through the heart of it. Come join us for a relaxing and breathtaking journey down the Colorado River in Grand Canyon, filled with endless vistas, relics of Native American civilizations, and the thrill of world class whitewater rafting.
www.lakepowell.com (houseboat rental)
Various options: Lake Powell, Quail Creek, Sand Hollow, etc.
www.leesferry.com/terry_gunn.htm (Terry Gunn, Lee's Ferry Guide)
Horseback Riding and trails
Houston's The Red Rock Ride:
The latest of the Houston adventures is the red rock ride. The ride is a one week horse back camping vacation that takes you through Zion National Park, onto Bryce Canyon National Park, down the Paria Wilderness, and across the Arizona strip to the Grand Canyon.
Other Interesting Local Sightseeing
Best Friends Animal Society Tours: Tours of world-renowned non-profit animal care organization with extensive facilities in scenic Angel Canyon; book/gift shop.
"Little Hollywood" Movie Industry Tours: Visit 'Frontier Movie Town & Museum'; extensive collections from several of the many famous movies made in Kanab. Participate in movie reenactments.
Heritage House & Heritage Museum: Visit Heritage House (restoration of 1894 Bowman residence; on National Register of Historic Places) and Heritage Museum (extensive exhibits of artifacts and information related to Kanab history).
Moqui Cave Tours: Visit Moqui Cave, a museum depicting the lives and achievements of the Anasazi Tribes in Southern Utah during the pueblo period.
WHERE TO STAY IN KANAB
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Kanab
(1) 435 644 3100
The Canyons Collection
Best Western Red Hills
(1) 435 644 5919
(1) 435 644 2601
(1) 435 644 8660
The Quail Park Lodge
(1) 435 215 1447
(1) 435 644-8888