Kanab, UT Trails and Parks

Kanab has 20 trails in the vicinity, including 10 hiking trails and 5 for off-highway drives. These trails range from 1 to 115 miles in length. The most popular trails are The Wave Trail, Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Trails. Trails.com member Sarah M. recently completed Buckskin Gulch.
  • Buckskin Gulch

    3 Reviews

    Kanab, UT

    Buckskin Gulch is arguably the premier set of narrows in the United States. The gulch is long and deep, leaving few opportunities to get out. Ensure a dry weather forecast before entering and ...
    •  3 days
    •  23 miles
    •  Guide

    Buckskin Gulch is arguably the premier set of narrows in the United States. The gulch is long and deep, leaving few opportunities ...

  • Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Trails

    2 Reviews

    Kanab, UT

    The Paria River runs through Paria Canyon, carving a scenic route that is one of the most popular hiking-backpacking destinations in Utah. Buckskin Gulch is a tributary to Paria Canyon, and at ...
    •  12.75 miles
    •  Guide

    The Paria River runs through Paria Canyon, carving a scenic route that is one of the most popular hiking-backpacking destinations ...

  • Zion National Park Area Campgrounds

    1 Reviews

    Kanab, UT

    Zion National Park is probably the most visited place in this area, and while it’s definitely worth a visit, it isn’t the only place worthy of your time. Perhaps it’s just the place everyone ...
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    Zion National Park is probably the most visited place in this area, and while it’s definitely worth a visit, it isn’t the ...

  • The Wave Trail

    1 Reviews

    Kanab, UT

    For all of the publicity it has received, one might reasonably expect the Wave to be an enormous geological sculpture that stands alone, like Ayers Rock, in the middle of the desert. Actually ...
    •  3 hours
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    For all of the publicity it has received, one might reasonably expect the Wave to be an enormous geological sculpture that ...

  • Riggs Spring Loop (Bryce Canyon National Park)

    1 Reviews

    Kanab, UT

    A loop traversing above and below the Pink Cliffs at the southern edge of Bryce Canyon National Park. Hikers can complete this 8.8-mile loop as a day hike or as a relaxing overnight backpacking ...
    •  4.5 hours
    •  8.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A loop traversing above and below the Pink Cliffs at the southern edge of Bryce Canyon National Park. Hikers can complete ...

  • Kane County Drive-About: Long Valley Junction to Glen Canyon Dam

    0 Reviews

    Kanab, UT

    Mostly a desert and canyon drive, offering glimpses of various area features along the southern part of the highway. This 115-mile drive is perhaps more notable for its several important and ...
    •  115 miles
    •  Guide

    Mostly a desert and canyon drive, offering glimpses of various area features along the southern part of the highway. This ...

  • Three Lakes Canyon

    0 Reviews

    Kanab, UT

    The focus of this site is three small ponds, known as Three Lakes, that lie north of Kanab. The ponds are on an intermittent tributary to the much larger Kanab Creek. Nestled among sandstone ...
    •  Guide

    The focus of this site is three small ponds, known as Three Lakes, that lie north of Kanab. The ponds are on an intermittent ...

  • Coral Pink Sand Dunes

    0 Reviews

    Kanab, UT

    A day-hiking loop onto the ridges overlooking the dynamic Coral Pink Sand Dunes, returning through the dune fields themselves.
    •  About 2 hours
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A day-hiking loop onto the ridges overlooking the dynamic Coral Pink Sand Dunes, returning through the dune fields thems ...

  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area West Campgrounds

    0 Reviews

    Kanab, UT

    The southeast corner of this section of Utah ("Color Country") is the setting of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, home to Lake Powell and the world’s largest natural bridge. Spanning ...
    •  Guide

    The southeast corner of this section of Utah ("Color Country") is the setting of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, ...

  • Mineral Gulch

    0 Reviews

    Kanab, UT

    Mineral Gulch makes a good base camp for explorations down into the Barracks area, farther downstream. The East Fork narrows significantly below Mineral Gulch, but you cannot follow the river ...
    •  2 days
    •  17 miles
    •  Guide

    Mineral Gulch makes a good base camp for explorations down into the Barracks area, farther downstream. The East Fork narrows ...

  • Cottonwood Canyon

    0 Reviews

    Kanab, UT

    From 1915 to 1920, a man named Neil M. Judd conducted an archaeological survey that extended from the Grand Canyon north to the Great Salt Lake and from Nevada to the Green River in eastern Utah. ...
    •  Day Hike
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    From 1915 to 1920, a man named Neil M. Judd conducted an archaeological survey that extended from the Grand Canyon north ...

  • Wire Pass to Buckskin Gulch

    0 Reviews

    Kanab, UT

    Buckskin Gulch is the ultimate in canyon-country slot canyons. For 12.5 miles the gulch is enveloped in a very narrow gorge 100 to 200 feet deep, flanked by vaulting, convoluted walls of Navajo ...
    •  2
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Buckskin Gulch is the ultimate in canyon-country slot canyons. For 12.5 miles the gulch is enveloped in a very narrow gorge ...

  • Bristlecone Loop (Bryce Canyon National Park)

    0 Reviews

    Kanab, UT

    A short loop trail above the rim at Rainbow Point. This short loop stays entirely above the canyon rim as it traverses a subalpine fir forest. The trail is named after the bristlecone pine, ...
    •  0.5 hour
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    A short loop trail above the rim at Rainbow Point. This short loop stays entirely above the canyon rim as it traverses ...

  • Paria-Hackberry and The Cockscomb WSAs Trails

    0 Reviews

    Kanab, UT

    These two wilderness study areas occupy a large expanse of terrain that is less often visited than most other sections of the Grand Staircase– Escalante National Monument (GSENM). Both The Cockscomb ...
    •  12.5 miles
    •  Guide

    These two wilderness study areas occupy a large expanse of terrain that is less often visited than most other sections of ...

  • Johnson Canyon Cruise

    0 Reviews

    Kanab, UT

    The Johnson Canyon Cruise is a 50.8-mile out-and-back course. The elevations range from 4,985 feet in Kanab to 5,950 feet at the turnaround. The ride begins at the Grand Staircase- Escalante ...
    •  50.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Johnson Canyon Cruise is a 50.8-mile out-and-back course. The elevations range from 4,985 feet in Kanab to 5,950 feet ...

  • John R Flat Trail

    0 Reviews

    Kanab, UT

    Like most of the trails around Kanab, the high difficulty rating for this trail is due to the extremely loose, deep sand. In this case, the most challenging section is the climb up to John R ...
    •  Moderate to Difficult
    •  1.25 hours
    •  9.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Like most of the trails around Kanab, the high difficulty rating for this trail is due to the extremely loose, deep sand. ...

  • Hog Canyon Trail

    0 Reviews

    Kanab, UT

    The main feature of this trail is the challenging climb out of Hog Canyon—most vehicles will get a good workout. Special Attractions: Challenging, fun sandy climb out of Hog Canyon; Views into ...
    •  Difficult
    •  45 minutes
    •  3.9 miles
    •  Guide

    The main feature of this trail is the challenging climb out of Hog Canyon—most vehicles will get a good workout. Special ...

  • Moquith Mountains Trail

    0 Reviews

    Kanab, UT

    The dramatic pinkish red dunes of the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park are a major feature on this trail. Wind funnels through the Moccasin and Moquith Mountains, carrying particles of pink sand ...
    •  Moderate
    •  45 minutes
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    The dramatic pinkish red dunes of the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park are a major feature on this trail. Wind funnels through ...

  • The Barracks Trail

    0 Reviews

    Kanab, UT

    This short spur trail leads from Elephant Butte Trail to an overlook of the East Fork Virgin River. The trail is sandy and ungraded, and it winds through scattered vegetation. After 3.3 miles, ...
    •  Moderate
    •  45 minutes
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This short spur trail leads from Elephant Butte Trail to an overlook of the East Fork Virgin River. The trail is sandy and ...

  • Elephant Butte Trail

    0 Reviews

    Kanab, UT

    This formed trail is a lot of fun to drive—with its long, moderately challenging sandy sections—and it appears well used, although you are unlikely to see another vehicle except in hunting season, ...
    •  Moderate to Difficult
    •  1.5 hours
    •  16.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This formed trail is a lot of fun to drive—with its long, moderately challenging sandy sections—and it appears well used, ...