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Things to do in Kanab

(Last Updated On: April 21, 2022)

Kanab is full of adventure. Every time we visit we find so many fun things to do in the area. We often get asked what to do in Kanab that doesn’t require a 4×4 vehicle. Since we don’t own one, we decided to gather all of the places we love to visit in and around Kanab that are car accessible. Here is our list. We can’t wait to visit again and add more to our list of Things to do in Kanab.

Jacob Hamblin Park

This park is right in town and is a great spot for a picnic and a little bit of play.

Little Hollywood Movie Museum

Did you know many movies have been filmed near Kanab? This free museum has some old sets, and is like an old west town.

Kanab Sand Caves

Also known as the Moqui Caverns, the Kanab Sand Caves are old mining spots, and are super fun to explore. There is a bit of a scramble up slick rock, so wear good shoes.

Sand Dune Arch

Not to be confused with the Sand Dune Arch in Arches, this arch stands alone and is an easy hike through the sand.

Belly of the Dragon

An old tunnel under the road has become known as the Belly of the Dragon. This is a quick stop on your way to or from Kanab.

Coral Pink Sand Dunes

We think the sand is more of a salmon orange color, but the sand dunes are fun to visit no matter the color. Especially if you go sand sledding.

Red Hollow Slot Canyon

One of our favorite slot canyons in Utah because it is easy and narrow. Red Hollow Slot Canyon is a great first slot hike for families.

Pipe Spring National Monument

We love visiting the National Park Service Sites. So when we saw Pipe Spring was only 25 minutes from Kanab, we visited and learned a lot about the history of the area and the people who settled here.

Glen Canyon Dam

This is the furthest adventure from Kanab that we are including on this list, but the Glen Canyon Dam tour was amazing. And seeing Lake Powell is also worth a little drive!


We have tried two awesome restaurants in the Kanab area. We recommend both of them.

Houston’s Trail’s End Restaurant

Houstons’ Trail’s End Restaurant has a huge variety of food. They have been cooking their good old homemade meals since 1945.

Thunderbird Restaurant

The Thunderbird Restaurant is known for their sign and ho-made pies. The pies are delicious! We tried all the flavors. And the food is yummy, too!

If you are looking for more ideas, check out our Things to do near Zion post. It has some of these spots, and more. There are a few adventures we have on our list in Kanab for next time:

  • Toadstool Hoodoos
  • Wire Pass
  • Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
  • Big Water Dinosaur Museum

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