Getting to the Sanctuary
The Sanctuary entrance, located at 5001 Angel Canyon Road, is about five miles north of Kanab on the right side of Highway 89.

The entrance is between the 69 and 70 mile markers, and a highway sign indicates that the Best Friends entrance is coming up. Turn into Kanab Canyon when you see the big Best Friends sign. It’s about a 1.5-mile drive to the Best Friends Welcome Center (on your left).

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Traveling to Kanab

Most major car rental companies have locations at the Las Vegas, St. George, Salt Lake City, Denver and Page airports. From there, you can use your preferred internet map service for directions to Kanab, Utah.


From Las Vegas

McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the closest major airport to Kanab. Car rentals are available at the airport. The drive from Las Vegas to Kanab takes roughly four hours. (Please note that Kanab is on Mountain Time, an hour later than Las Vegas, which is on Pacific Time.)


From St. George, Utah

When traveling from Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Denver and a few other cities, you can fly into St. George Municipal Airport (SGC) in St. George, Utah. Car rentals are available at the airport. The drive from St. George to Kanab is about 1.5 hours.


From Salt Lake City

If you’re looking to travel by way of Salt Lake City, Utah, you can fly into Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). Car rentals are available at the airport. The drive from Salt Lake City to Kanab is about five hours via I-15 South.


From Denver

If you’re looking to travel by way of Denver, Colorado, you can fly into Denver International Airport (DEN). Car rentals are available at the airport. The drive from Denver to Kanab is about 10 hours via I-70 West.


From Page, Arizona

If you’re flying in from Las Vegas or Phoenix, you can fly into Page Municipal Airport (PGA) in Page, Arizona. Car rentals are available at the airport. The drive from Page to Kanab is about an hour and 15 minutes. (Please note that from March to November, Kanab is an hour ahead of Arizona, which does not observe daylight saving time.)

Parking and getting around

Parking is available in front of the welcome center during business hours. RV day parking is available adjacent to the welcome center lot during business hours. Most parts of the Sanctuary’s public areas are wheelchair accessible, though the terrain is certainly rugged.

There is no public transportation in Kanab, but Xpress Rent-a-Car offers rental cars in Kanab.

Person sitting next to a dog in a parked car

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, UT 84741-5000


Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time every day except Christmas. During these hours, public areas are open.