"Town at the Axis of Parks" Top 5 Page for this destination Kanab by BruceDunning
Kanab Travel Guide: 79 reviews and 222 photos
This town of 3600 people is staged to serve the tourism that comes through and around the area to see the national parks. It is as close as you can get to Grand Canyon North at 85 miles, Zion about 45 miles west and Bryce around 85 miles. To the east is Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness area and that is a prelude to Page and Glen Canyon Dam. They are 90 miles away. Kanab, itself used to be a movie center for some cowboy flicks. They still live in that fame today. It used to be called Little Hollywood.
The town got its start in 1857 by Mormon John Hamblin who was sent here to start a settlement. The name is from the Indians, meaning "willow". They converted some Indians into the religion. In 1870 more Mormons came her to set up living and farming. Grasshoppers played havoc over some years, and the desert climate ever changing.
This is a quasi topo map of the parks in the radius of Kanab town.
This Sign just outside of town may have depicted the attitude and living style of the locals. It is counter to the Mormon influence around the State, but not all are Mormons here, for sure.
- Pros:Wonderful friendly people cater the tourists.
- Cons:Remote form evrything else-but that is Utah-big
- In a nutshell:A nice place to rest up a bit, get gas, food and go on
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