Kanab is an outdoor lovers paradise. There are several hikes near Kanab through slot canyons on Federal land, in National Parks and in State Parks. A hiked a handful of trails while in the area.
Easy Hikes Near Kanab
Water Canyon Trail
Water Canyon Trail is located off of Kanab Canyon Road across from the Best Friend Animal Sanctuary’s Welcome Center only about five miles outside of Kanab. It is available to the public. The Water Canyon Trail is only 1.5 miles roundtrip. It starts on a road that descends to Kanab Creek. Before getting to the creek, several roads disperse in different directions past pet cemeteries. To follow the trail go to the left.
The path crosses the Kanab Creek lined with willow trees for which it is appropriately named (the Paiute word kawnuv means willow). The trail climbs from the creek up through the desert terrain passing cacti, juniper and sandstone cliffs. The interpretive signs point out a few cool things like the holes in the sandstone that used to be wasps nests! Also, the Sacred Datura plant, which blooms a lovely purple and white trumpet flower, is extremely toxic! Continue reading “Hikes Near Kanab, Utah”