Welcome to our charming small town with epic adventure.
The people who live here make it all possible. So, as a visitor, please remember that this is their home. This area is magically unspoiled- it has taken generations of effort to keep it this way. Local and visitor participation is necessary to protect the beautiful pristine nature of Kanab and surrounding areas & communities.
Tips on how to have the best experience while visiting Kanab and the communities of Kane County, Utah.
The People are family
- The people here do their best to make your experience here a great one. Please be respectful to them and their property. Engage with the locals. The locals are our greatest asset and stewards. You can learn a lot from them and gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the local culture.
- Be patient when dining- lots of visitors and not enough staff means longer wait times.
- Some restaurants don’t do reservations, but they do their best to accommodate. Read a local brochure while you wait and learn more about the area or visit with other patrons.
The Landscape is home
- Carving into the rocks or trees ruins the natural beauty of the historic scenery. Please don’t leave markings on the rocks or trees.
- Click here to read about increasing vandalism in our area.
- Trash doesn’t thrive in the wild. Place trash in the proper receptacles and pack out what you pack in, maybe even pick up trash if you see it.
- Leave it better than you found it. Pack a trash bag in your pack and pick up trash. Make a fun game out of it- the kids and adults will feel good and have fun!
- These grounds don’t need your fertilizer. Restrooms are sparse- be prepared to dig a hole to poop or use supplies to pack it out. overlandsite.com. Clean up after yourself and your pets – pack out those poop bags.
The Experience is yours
- Adventure is more fun when you’re safe. Come prepared with everything you need to stay safe as you explore.
- There is a lot to see and experience. Make sure to plan ahead- there are no services in the backcountry. Think fuel, water, food, clothing, maps, etc.
- Know the challenges of the area you are visiting so you don’t become a casualty. In this rural area, we rely on volunteer efforts for search and rescue. It takes time to deploy a rescue and time to access the backcountry and sometimes requires specialized equipment.
- Mobile service is limited and not reliable. Make sure someone knows where you are headed and when you are expected back. If it’s an emergency and you don’t have service, still try calling 9-1-1.
- This area is rural and remote- there are a lot of long stretches of road to drive with many drivers on the road– Drive safely, responsibly, allow plenty of time and take in the beautiful views. zerofatalities.com
- Consider hiring a guide- Local guides are area experts and ensure safety and the best experience.
Special thanks to our sponsor, the Utah Office of Tourism. www.visitutah.com