Take a free guided tour through Angel Canyon
Ready to experience the magic of Angel Canyon? Let us be your guide. Enjoy a guided tour led by one of our knowledgeable Sanctuary Ambassadors. We have no doubt that you'll fall in love with the canyon and the over 1,600 animals that call this place home.
Grand Sanctuary tours
Welcome Center hours:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except Christmas Day
These two-hour tours begin at the Best Friends Welcome Center every day of the week. You’ll watch a brief video and then board our van for a 90 minute ride to interact with a few cats. A dog will be brought out to visit in Dogtown. You will see other Sanctuary sites from the tour van. Please register in advance online or by phone, as the word is out about Best Friends and our wonderful work.
If you are looking for an extended furry fix, you will certainly want to volunteer for that hands on experience with the animals.
*Seven days a week,* closed Christmas Day
*8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m.*
If you have children under the age of eight, boosters or car seats are required and certain vans are needed to accommodate. Please call to schedule.
If you are traveling with your own pets, you will be offered an opportunity to follow the tour van with a descriptive CD to listen to, as no animals are allowed on the vans. No pets are allowed to stay in any vehicle other than an RV unattended in the parking lot. Sorry, no doggy daycare is provided. Please call to schedule.
If you have a party of 10 or more people, please call our Welcome Center to schedule: 435-644-2001, ext. 4537.
For these tours, meet at the Welcome Center.
Dogtown: Watch a brief video, then visit the three areas of Dogtown and see Sanctuary sites.
Monday through Friday, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Behind the scenes of Old Dogtown: Stroll the streets of the original Dogtown to visit our canine friends (for adults 18 years and older).
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Cat World Headquarters: Learn how we help cats heal and thrive (for those 12 years and older).
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1:45 – 3 p.m.
Best Friends member tour: This brand new and exciting 2.5 hour tour is designed especially in appreciation of our loyal Best Friends supporters who are current and have been members for a minimum of one year. The tour visits areas of the Sanctuary not readily available to our visitors and volunteers.
Let us thank you by showing what your membership has made possible. Visit our new clinic, and very new dog admissions building, with a stop at the Parrot Garden and Bunny House. Meet some of our special-needs cats and learn about the specialized and individual care they receive.
Due to overwhelming demand, your seating request for this tour will be held until membership status can be verified. Then you will receive a printable reservation confirmation email.
Saturday, 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Guided hike in Angel Canyon: Join a Sanctuary Ambassador on a one-hour guided hike of a nearby trail. Discover the history of the sandstone walls, learn about native plants and animals all while enjoying the beauty of Angel Canyon. Hikes are considered moderate. Please pre-register 24 hours prior. Bring plenty of water. Sunscreen and a hat are recommended. Children and leashed dogs allowed. Hikes may be influenced by weather, trail condition and staffing availability.
Sundays and Thursdays,10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Parrot Talk with Captain Turkey: Ever wanted to know what it's like to be adopted by a parrot? Join the Parrot named Captain Turkey and Amy to hear facts about bird care and what it's like to live with a parrot.
Wednesdays 2:45 - 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays 12:15 - 12:30 p.m.
45-Minute Short Tours
Don't have enough time for a full Grand Sanctuary Tour? We can take you around the Sanctuary for a driving 45-minute quick look. These tours are based on staffing availability and can only be booked the day of. We do not stop at any buildings to interact with animals. Sorry, you will want to go on the Grand Sanctuary Tour for interaction with a dog and cats.
Animal area tours
For these tours, meet at the specific animal headquarters. We really appreciate registration in advance. Please arrive on time as the tour starts promptly at listed times.
Please note: These tours may be canceled due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control.
Horse Haven and Marshall’s Piggy Paradise
9 – 9:45 a.m.
Horse Haven Parelli Horsemanship Demo
10:30 a.m. – 12 noon
11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
2 – 2:45 p.m.
10:15 – 11 a.m.
5001 Angel Canyon Road five miles north of Kanab on Highway 89
Open daily, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
435-644-2001, ext. 4537