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Welcome to the Grand Canyons Region, so named because all of the canyons in this region are GRAND! If outdoor adventure and scenery is what you are looking for, then you cannot find another place like this anywhere in the world. You will enjoy these major attractions (listed below), within close proximity of each other along with an enviable-list of other great attractions. This is your next vacation destination and we invite you to explore this web-site as you plan your multi-day experience. There's more to do here than can be accomplished in just one week, but go ahead and give it a try. You'll be back for more!

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

  • Other Attractions
  • 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab
  • (435)644-2001
Map You have to see it to believe it! On any given day, about 1,700 animals are turning their lives around, receiving the medical help they need, and getting love and acceptance to help them overcome their past. While searching for their forever homes, they live in a scenic, healing environment among human and animal friends. Best Friends owns nearly 3,700 acres, and lease another 17,000 acres of state and federal land. Nearly 30,000 people visit every year to meet the animals and tour what has become the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. Take a free tour or explore one of the many walking paths or hiking trails. Volunteers are always needed, and the experience is always a magical one. Lodging accommodations are also available. Call (435) 644-2001 ext 4537 or go to http://bestfriends.org/visit for more information. The animals and the canyon are waiting!

Bryce Canyon National Park

  • National Parks and Recreation
  • Bryce Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon
  • 435-834-5322
Map Bryce Canyon, only an hour and a half from Kanab, offers an amazing world of rock sculpted into spectacular ten-story sized sedimentary pillars. 50 million years on the making, this series of amphitheaters has been sculpted into bizarre shapes, slot canyons, windows, fins, and surprising colorful spires called "hoodoos".  The surreal formations make up a “fairyland” of mystical castles, temples and elegant structures of stone. You can enjoy the canyon on a 37-mile scenic drive or explore the wonders of Bryce on foot from numerous trails. Visiting nearby Bryce Canyon National Park is easy from Cannonville. After spending time in Bryce Canyon, drive 9 miles east to Red Canyon.

Bull Valley Gorge

  • Geological Attractions
Map This slot canyon, within the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is close to Kodachrome Basin State Park and worth the exploration. Access is via dirt road off the Cottonwood Canyon road.

Cedar Breaks National Monument

  • National Monuments and Forests
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument, Cedar City
  • 435-586-0787
Map This national monument, which has a summit of over 10,000 feet is open to most visitors during the summer months. It offers views of naturally stained rock amphitheaters.

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

  • State Parks
  • Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Kanab
  • 435-648-2800
Map Ancient rock formations have been slowly eroded by wind to bring each grain of sand that comprises this large area of uniquely colored dunes.

Cottonwood Canyon

  • Geological Attractions
Map There is dirt backway road that goes through Cottonwood Canyon from Kodachrome Basin State Park to route 89 near Page, Arizona. This scenic backway is a good quality road with dramatic scenes around each turn.

Coyote Buttes: The Wave

  • Geological Attractions
Halfway between Page and Kanab you will find a fantastic hiking playground. Coyote Buttes and The “Wave” are some of the world’s most famous natural phenomena. This fantasyland of sculptured sandstone on the Utah/Arizona Border consists of undulating U-shaped troughs that remind the visitor of large ocean swells. Due to its fragile nature, access is limited, so check with the Kanab Visitor Center for entry information.

Dixie National Forest

  • National Monuments and Forests
  • Dixie National Forest Supervisor’s Office, Cedar City
  • 435-865-3700
Map There are four major sections of the Dixie National Forest and many scenic attractions within the Dixie. Cedar Breaks, Red Canyon, Bryce Canyon and other attractions all are within or border this forest.

Duck Creek

  • Other Attractions
Map The Duck Creek Village and surrounding area is a large forest region with many private cabins and/or mountain homes. Duck Creek Village offers dining, lodging and activities for visitors at this forest location.

Grand Canyon National Park

  • National Parks and Recreation
  • Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon
  • 928-638-7888
Map Kane County serves as the “Gateway to The North Rim of the Grand Canyon”. A scenic 80-mile drive from Kanab, through the beautiful Kaibab National Forest, brings you to the edge of the giant 225 mile rift in the Earth’s surface: The Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon overwhelms the senses through its immense size and inspiring landscapes. This National Park is one of the world’s premier natural attractions; but because of its remoteness, the North Rim hosts only 10% of the annual 5 million international visitors. Thus, the North Rim offers a very different, more personal experience: Solitude, a slower pace, and the feeling of going back in time. Kick back in the comfy rockers on the patio of the historic North Rim Lodge, venture out on Bright Angel Point to peer into the mile-deep bowls of the Canyon, or take a mule ride down to the Mighty Colorado River to meet the actual artist who sculpted this magnificent Canyon.