Kane County has some of the most gorgeous scenery in the world, and encompasses a variety of outdoor activities. Please stay long enough to discover some of our hidden treasures. Kane County is known as the "Land of Legends and Adventure." Kanab is in Kane County, named after Brigadier General Thomas L. Kane. The first people to live in Kanab were Anasazi Indians. Ranchers came to settle in Kanab beginning in 1858. Jacob Hamblin built Fort Kanab in 1869. In the Paiute language, Kanab means "place of the willows". Kanab is also referred to as "Little Hollywood" with more than 70 movies filmed here.
There are so many things to do in and around Kanab that it is almost impossible to list them all. Below are a few ideas to help you find your area of interest.
Most of the photos courtesy of: Jim and Bonnie Vann, Edwin Sheridan, Jerry and Cindy Foote (all residents of Kanab).
Calendars of Events
Kanab Quick Facts
Western Legends Round-Up
FACTS ABOUT KANE COUNTY:
WEATHER can change suddenly in Southern Utah. The rainy season begins in July and goes through September. Thunderstorms can produce flash floods. Avoid traveling in narrow canyons if a storm is approaching. Storms occurring far away can result in a flash flood where you might be. If camping, stay on high ground, away from stream beds. Try and do most of your activities in the cooler parts of the day. Remember to rest, drink plenty of fluids, watch for heat exhaustion. STAY ALERT for rattlesnakes, scorpions, poison ivy and cactus.
County Seat ~ Kanab, Utah
Kanab Population ~ 4,492
Kane County Population ~ 6,058
Elevation ~ 5,000 feet
Average Summer Temperature ~ High 93, Low 58
Average Winter Temperature ~ High 47, Low 22
Farming ~ Mostly alfalfa for horses and cattle
Land ~ 96% of the land in Kane County is government owned
Calvin T's~78 East Center St., Kanab, 435-644-2277
C-C Ranch House Cafe~297 W. Center St., Kanab, 435-644-5337
Chuck Wagon Cookouts~78 E. Center St., Kanab, 435-644-2489 or 435-644-2804
Desert Star~198 S. 100 E., Kanab, 435-644-5550
Escobar's Mexican Restaurant~373 E. 300 S., Kanab, 435-644-3739
Frontier Movie Town Inc.~297 W. Center St., Kanab, 435-644-5337
Fusion House~18 E. Center, Kanab, 435-644-8868
Houston's Trails End Restaurant~32 E. Center St., Kanab, 435-644-2488
Jakey Leigh~4 East Center, Kanab, 435-644-8191
The Junction Drive In~185 E. 300 S., Kanab, 435-644-8170
Lotsa Motsa Pizza~164 E. 300 S., Kanab, 435-644-3388
McDonald's~159 E. 300 S., Kanab, 435-644-5563
Nedra's Too~310 S. 100 E., Kanab, 435-644-2030
Parry Lodge Restaurant~89 E. Center St., Kanab, 435-644-2601
Pizza Hut~421 S. 100 E., Kanab, 435-644-2513
Rocking V Cafe~97 W. Center St., Kanab, 435-644-8001
Sego~190 North 300 W., Kanab, 435-644-5680
Subway Sandwiches~260 S. Fairway Dr., Kanab, 435-644-8800
The Three Bears Creamery Cottage~210 S. 100 E., Kanab, 435-644-3300
If you like to ride ATVs and off-road vehicles, then Kane County is the place to be. It offers hundreds of trails for your enjoyment. Check with one of our visitor centers for maps and information or contact the local ATV Club at www.utazatvclub.org. They will be glad to give you trail information or go along as your guide. Please remember to stay on the trails and respect the environment.
Below is just a sampling of the many hikes you can take while visiting Kane County. Stop in or visit the Kane County Travel Council for a complete list of hikes in the area.
Escalante Canyons~Easy stream bed hikes. More difficult hikes cross area's slickrock beds.
Wiregrass Canyon~A small canyon near the Glen Canyon Dam, dry year round but be aware of flash flood potential. This hike goes past a natural arch to Lake Powell.
Hole-in-the-Rock~Follows the route of the Mormon pioneers from the canyon rim to the lake. Strenuous, 1/2 mile.
RAINBOW BRIDGE~If accessed by boat, the hike is about 1 1/4 miles from the docking area. Hearty hikers can take the two day hike into the monument. You will need a backpacking permit from the Navajo Parks and Recreation Department.
LEES FERRY~There are a number of hikes from this area: The River Trail goes past the old fort and includes an old steamboat. Spencer's Trail climes 1,500 feet in a mile and one half to a gorgeous view of the canyon, and the Cathedral Canyon Trail goes to the Cathedral Rapids on the Colorado River.
WESTERN LEGENDS ROUND-UP
Our signature event held each year the last week in August. This event was created to honor Western movie history since over 70 classic Western movies have been filmed in Kane County. If you love the Western way of life, you won't want to miss this event. Some of the activities during the Round-Up to watch for include the annual parade at "high noon", autograph signing by original cast members of some of the movies, a Western Film Festival, Western music, cowboy poetry, and Western-style booths and vendors selling authentic cowboy gear. If you like all things Western, you will love the Western Legends Round-Up. Find out more about this event at www.westernlegendsroundup.com.
CALENDARS OF EVENTS
Bryce Canyon National Park
Zion National Park
Brian Head Ski Resort