Kanab is a small town in the Canyon Country region of the state of Utah, in the United States of America. It is famous for its past use as a backdrop for many famous western movies as well as a good base for exploring the surrounding area. It is also well known as the home of Best Friends Animal Society. Destinations within driving distance include Zion National Park and the north rim of the Grand Canyon as well as Las Vegas.

Main Street in Kanab.

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There is not a bus route or trail route going through Kanab, but there is a small airport. You can fly into Las Vegas (4-5 hour drive) or Salt Lake City (5+ hour drive) on the major airlines. Some commuter airlines serve St. George, Utah (2+ hour drive).

  • Kanab Airport, 2378 S. Hwy 89 A.

Walking to the shops and movie theatre on Main Street is a popular pastime for tourists. The “Gazebo” located on the church lawn, directly across the road from the theatre hosts live entertainment most summer nights. Walking down the road past most of the hotels is the Kane County Office of Tourism and next door is the Crescent Moon Theatre. The Adobe Fitness Center is across the highway from the theatre. Most things tourists want are right on the main road within walking distance.

  • 36.8064-111.7411 Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. The famous “wave” is here. Only twenty people per day are permitted to visit: ten by online application months in advance, and ten by lottery at the Grand Staircase-Escalante Visitor Center here in Kanab. (updated Feb 2017)

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