Bryce Canyon National Park
Did someone say “hoodoo”? Bryce Canyon National Park is often described as a fairyland of sand and stone. A series of amphitheaters were shaped over the last 50 million years into fantastic slot canyons and spires called hoodoos.
This unique national park will leave your jaw dropping and your heart pumping as you explore the 50 miles of trails and unparalleled views.
In addition to the hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATV riding, backpacking, camping and aerial tours available to enjoy here, Bryce Canyon is a popular destination for geology fanatics drawn to its erosion-inspired rock formations.
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Up for a little sand-boarding? Located a few miles down the road from Kanab, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is made up of 3,700 acres of salmon-pink sand dunes perfect for playing, exploring, riding and even sand-boarding.
The park includes a campground and is a popular destination for hiking, ATV riding and outings with dogs from the Sanctuary during the cooler months.
As your Southwest vacation heats up, keep things cool with a trip to Lake Powell, the second largest man-made lake in the country. Your experience here will be equal parts relaxation and adventure as you enjoy the stunning scenery and plentiful water recreation opportunities.
Go houseboating, tubing, waterskiing, jet skiing, powerboating, kayaking or camping on the beach. Your perfect water world awaits!
The North Rim: Grand Canyon National Park
A scenic 80-mile drive from Kanab through the Kaibab National Forest lands you at the north rim of Grand Canyon National Park, one of the world’s most popular natural attractions. Because the north rim hosts only 10% of the Grand Canyon’s annual visitors, it offers a more personal experience for those who journey to see it.
Camping, hiking and river trips abound, as well as plenty of opportunities to just stand there and take it all in.
Zion National Park
A must-see for outdoor enthusiasts and casual visitors alike, Zion is Utah’s oldest and most visited national park. Sweeping sandstone cliffs, breathtaking waterfalls, sparkling pools and slot canyons can be found at every turn. Both easy, enjoyable hikes and more challenging canyoneering experiences are available.
Popular destinations include the Narrows, the Subway, the Emerald Pools, Weeping Rock and Orderville Canyon. Zion National Park covers 229 square miles of stunning natural beauty that can be viewed on foot or from the comfort of your vehicle.