While Kanab and surrounding Kane County may be best known for its breathtaking scenery, it's also gaining a rather flattering reputation for the quality and variety of its restaurants. Below is a suggested 3-day itinerary that has some tried-and-true outdoor adventure tips as well as some pretty solid dining tips:
Apply for The Wave Lottery. For instructions on how to apply, visit The Daily Lottery. If a permit is won, it will be for the following day.
Houston’s Trails End
Have breakfast at Houston’s Trails End Restaurant. The Sausage Skillet and the Biscuits and Bob’s Gravy are local favorites!
Next hike Mansard Trail – find your map in your hotel lobby, online or stop by the Kane County Office of Tourism.
When it’s time for lunch head to Escobars. The Queso Dip is a must when eating at Escobar’s!
Take an afternoon tour to Peekaboo Slot Canyon with a local guide.
Coral Pink Sand Dunes
Head to Coral Pink Sand Dunes for a Sunset ATV tour with Coral Pink ATV Tours.
Enjoy dinner at Sego Restaurant. Sego serves a selection of regional new American cuisine focusing on what makes this country unique and eclectic. From coast to coast, the USA has some of the finest world cuisine and Sego honors that melting pot through their social plated dining concept. Sego was recently awarded Best New Concept in Find Dining by the Utah Restaurant Association.
Stay overnight at the Canyon’s Boutique Hotel. Other lodging options include: Parry Lodge, Canyons Lodge, and Quail Park Lodge.
Kanab Creek Bakery
Start your day with breakfast and pick up sack lunches to take with you! Kanab Creek Bakery is an artisan bakery and cafe serving pastries, breads, food and espresso.
Hike the wave (if a permit was won yesterday) with a local guide. If no permit was won yesterday, apply for The Wave. For instructions, visit The Daily Lottery.
If no permit was won on the previous day, take a tour to White Pocket with a local guide. Eat your sack lunch from Kanab Creek Bakery while you’re there. Stop at Jacob Lake on your way back to Kanab for one (or 6) of their world famous cookies.
Wild Thyme Cafe
Dinner will bring you a unique fusion of southwestern and Cajun dishes, using only the freshest ingredients grown in their own organic garden. They also offer delicious vegan and vegetarian cuisine.
Enjoy and evening walk along Center Street in downtown Kanab. Do some shopping at Denny’s Wigwam, Gifts of the West, and Duke’s. Stay overnight at the Canyon’s Boutique Hotel. Other lodging options include: Parry Lodge, Canyons Lodge, and Quail Park Lodge.
Have breakfast at Houston’s Trails End.
Hike The Wave (if a permit was won yesterday) with a local guide. Grabbing a sack lunch from Kanab Creek Bakery, Glaziers Market, or Honey’s Marketplace is a great option for a lunch to take with you. If no permit was won, spend the morning hiking Kanab’s local trails. Squaw, Bunting and Mansard Trail are local favorites.
Have lunch if you didn’t get a sack lunch earlier. Vermillion 45 is a casual bistro serving slow-cooked, home style French and Italian dishes as well as fresh seafood and steaks.
Stay overnight at the Canyon’s Boutique Hotel. Other lodging options include: Parry Lodge, Canyons Lodge, and Quail Park Lodge
Maynard Dixon Home
Take the scenic drive north on Highway 89 to the Maynard Dixon Home in Mt. Carmel and take the tour of the property.
On the drive back to Kanab stop in and have a slice of pie! Learn the history of the “Ho-made” pie and the family-owned business.
Hike Belly of the Dragon and the Sand Caves as you make your way back to Kanab. Both trails can be found on the Kanab Trails App.
Enjoy dinner at Rocking V Cafe. It’s slow food. Real food. It’s carefully prepared by real human hands, served by happy people, in a warm and inviting space.
Stars and S’mores
Finish the evening with Adventure Tour Company. Their Stars & S’mores tour takes you to Kanab’s Movie Fort where many movies were filmed – Apple Dumpling Gang and most recently Westworld, to name a few.