Things to Do

Angel CanyonVisit Best Friends
The Welcome Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, except Christmas. Browse our gift shop or relax at our wishing garden, complete with beautiful plantings and koi pond. Take a hike on one of the many trails in and around our beautiful scenery at the Sanctuary.

Take a tour
We offer four full tours of the Sanctuary each day. They take approximately an hour and a half and wind through the magnificent red rock landscape of Angel Canyon and include stops at Dogtown and Cat World.

Guided tours of the Sanctuary leave from and return to the Welcome Center at specific times each day. Be sure to call (435) 644-2001 ext. 4537 to reserve your space.

Volunteers help with the animals and basic sanctuary operations. Choose to work with birds, pigs, rabbits, horses, cats, dogs or wild friends, preparing meals, cleaning, grooming, walking and socializing. Volunteers are much appreciated.

Please note that each animal area has a maximum number of volunteers it can accommodate daily, so the sooner you sign up to volunteer the more likely we will be able to accommodate your requests. All volunteer time must be requested via our Volunteer Center.  Please go to to log in to your account. If you are a new Best Friends volunteer you can create a profile here as well. Once you have completed these steps you will be able to search for the opportunities for which you wish to volunteer.

Visit the Best Friends Volunteer Center for more information about volunteering with Best Friends.

Take a Workshop
Best Friends offers a variety of on-site workshops throughout the year designed to educate and support you in your efforts to help the animals.  For a calendar of classes, click here!

Dine in
Our staff prepares a delicious vegetarian/vegan lunch seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Angel Village. The full buffet is $5. Socialize with Best Friends founders, staff and volunteers while enjoying the scenic overlook of Angel Canyon.

Enjoy the scenery
Kanab is at the heart of the Golden Circle of national parks, which include the Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon. Lake Powell is also nearby. Each of these sites is a 90-minute drive, or less, from Angel Canyon.