Our 11 Favorite Things to Do in Kanab, Utah

including day trips

Check out these things to do in Kanab, Utah plus its proximity to some of the best day trips in the state. You’re going to be packing your bags any minute.

WIRE PASS TO BUCKSKIN GULCH

Explore the world’s longest and tallest slot canyon via Wire Pass to avoid the permit requirement

BELLY OF THE DRAGON

The tunnel goes under the hwy and is used as a drainage for the upper canyons that feed into the North Fork River.

CORAL PINK SAND DUNES STATE PARK

Grab a sandboard or sand sled- The red-orange dunes here are made for kids (of every age!)

MOQUI CAVERNS

The caves are not Anasazi, but man-made caves used to harvest sand for glass production in the 1970s.

THE CAVE CAFE

Chow down at this food truck right at the Moqui Cave museum, offering paninis, acai bowls and delicious smoothies.

COTTONWOOD CANYON ROAD

47 miles of wild beauty will take you through the Paria River Valley to Kodachrome Basin State Park.

DAY TRIP: BRYCE CANYON NPS

In a day you can hike Queen’s Garden Trail and Navajo Loop, and visit all the overlooks.

DAY TRIP: ANTELOPE CANYON KAYAKING & HIKE

Kayak into Antelope Canyon, where you can park your boat and hike into the Antelope slots.

DAY TRIP: ZION NATIONAL PARK

The can’t miss hike at Zion Canyon is The Narrows. If you’re coming for the day or with kids, you’ll be hiking from the bottom up.

DAY TRIP: GRAND STAIRCASE ESCALANTE

Our favorites here? Peek-a-boo, Spooky and the Zebra Slots- all on the same road!

DAY TRIP: GRAND CANYON NORTH RIM

The North Rim is the least busy area, still offering jaw-dropping views.