Main Street in Kanab.

Kanab is a small town in the Canyon Country region of the state of Utah, in the United States of America. It is famous for its past use as a backdrop for many famous western movies as well as a good base for exploring the surrounding area. It is also well known as the home of Best Friends Animal Society. Destinations within driving distance include Zion National Park and the north rim of the Grand Canyon as well as Las Vegas.

Get in

There is not a bus route or trail route going through Kanab, but there is a small airport. You can fly into Las Vegas (4-5 hour drive) or Salt Lake City (5+ hour drive) on the major airlines. Some commuter airlines serve St. George, Utah (2+ hour drive).

Get around

Walking to the shops and movie theatre on Main Street is a popular pastime for tourists. The "Gazebo" located on the church lawn, directly across the road from the theatre hosts live entertainment most summer nights. Walking down the road past most of the hotels is the Kane County Office of Tourism and next door is the Crescent Moon Theatre. The Adobe Fitness Center is across the highway from the theatre. Most things tourists want are right on the main road within walking distance.


Kanab Historic District



Main Street shops in Kanab.

Kanab is a good place to stock up on supplies for camping. There are two small grocery stores, several c-stores and a sporting goods store just off the main road.


Grandma Tina's Restaurant on Main Street in Kanab


Of course, you're not going to Kanab for the nightlife, but if you're ready to belly-up, head across the border on 89 to the Buckskin Tavern in Fredonia (Arizona), "the longest bar in Arizona," and the only bar for miles. The Rocking V also has cocktails.

There is a state liquor store in town, located next the police station and across the road from the Kane County Tourism Center.


Historic Parry Lodge on Main Street

Kanab has a variety of accommodations from ranches and western-motif B&Bs to Holiday Inn and Super 8 Motels. Most of the hotels are located on the main road, Highway 89.

Go next

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Visitor Center in Kanab

Kanab lies in the southern reaches of Canyon Country in Utah. Here are some of the nearby highlights:

Other attractions in the area include:

Routes through Kanab

Richfield Mount Carmel Junction  N  S  Grand Staircase-Escalante Nat'l Mon. Page
END  N  S  Fredonia Bitter Springs

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