Utah January 14, 2017
The Unique Town In Utah That’s Anything But Ordinary
Utah is full of really amazing small towns, but a few are especially unique. Kanab is one of those towns that has way more to offer than you might originally think. Take a look!
Kanab is located in Kane County, Southern Utah.
This little gem is situated right in the middle of some of Utah's most scenic country. It's surrounded by several state and national parks. And of course, there's plenty to see and do right inside Kanab.
Stop by the Visitor Center early in your visit.
The Visitor Center has information on local and nearby attractions. It's located at 745 US-89.
You'll find many historic buildings here, some dating back to the times of early Mormon pioneer settlers, who arrive in 1870.
This is the Rider-Pugh house, built in 1892.
There are tons of hiking opportunities all around Kanab.
This is the Squaw Trail, a three-mile long hike that takes you right to the top of the bluff on the north end of town. Survey the area from 80 stories up!
Kanab is also known as Little Hollywood.
Many old Westerns were filmed here, as well as tons of more modern movies.
Visit the Little HollywoodLand
The museum includes a movie set that you can tour, a museum, trading post and chuckwagon dinner. 297 W Center Street, Kanab.
Go Jeep crawling on the Hog Canyon Trail.
If you don't dare drive this, go with some binoculars and watch from a safe distance below while someone else does it!
Visit the Levi Stewart Memorial.
Levi Stewart was one of the founding members of the town, and the first Mormon bishop there. He was integral in forging and maintaining a relationship with local native people, and for developing the new town.
See some ancient petroglyphs in Kanab Canyon.
The petroglyphs here are believed to be dated between 1100 and 1200 AD.
Explore Moqui Cave.
This kitchy, tourist attraction is well worth the $5. You'll find local rocks and minerals and plenty of history and native items. 4518 N. Highway 89, Kanab.
The Glass Eye Ruin is located near Kanab.
It's just one of several Native American ruins in the area.
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is stunning.
These dunes are as many as 15,000 years old, and they shift as much as 50 feet every year. The sand is a gorgeous red color. You'll have fun just hiking around, or riding ATVs here.
A visit to Kanab isn't complete without a day spent at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.
This incredible sanctuary provides a home to around 1,600 homeless animals. In addition to dogs and cats, you'll also find horses, rabbits, birds, pigs and just about any kind of animal you can imagine. Adopt an animal, spend some time volunteering, or just visit to say hello. You can even stay overnight here! Check out the Best Friends
for more information.
What’s your favorite thing about Kanab?
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