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Unwind From Your Day at these Restaurants in Kanab

Category: Things to Do

Don’t let disappointing food ruin your day. This is your vacation, and you’re going to enjoy every second of it! If you’re traveling to southern Utah for a fun adventurous escape, then you have to stop at some of these restaurants listed below. At Parry Lodge, we’d like to share with you our favorite (won’t let you down) restaurants in Kanab.

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All You Need to Know About Squaw Trail in Kanab

Category: Parry Lodge

If you only have time for one hike on your visit to Kanab, make it Squaw Trail. Visitors and locals agree that once you reach the top, you’ll witness the greatest view of the valley. The best part? It’s easily accessible from Parry Lodge and won’t take up your entire day.

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Zebra Slot Canyon: Your Antelope Canyon Alternative in Kanab

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Looking for a slot canyon experience comparable to the famous Antelope Canyon but don’t want to deal with the crowds or scheduling a tour? Zebra Slot Canyon is the perfect alternative. If you’re rooming with us here at Parry Lodge in Kanab, Utah, you’ll want to reserve a half day to see what all the buzz is about.

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Best Guided Tours in Kanab

Category: Things to Do

Kanab is known for its incredible history as well as its gorgeous southwestern scenery. Take a trip to this Southern Utah city and you’ll be surrounded by national parks, old western film locations, and so much more. If you’re looking for some of the best guided tours in Kanab, you’ve come to the right place.

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Don't Forget these National Park Permits

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Planning a trip to a national park can mean months of preparation—especially if you want to witness certain landmarks or monuments in person. If your itinerary includes Zion, Bryce Canyon or the Grand Canyon this summer, we suggest making lodging arrangements and applying for permits (as needed) right away.

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How to Get to the Narrows at Zion

Category: Zion

Hyped about planning your next trip to the Narrows at Zion National Park? We’re not surprised. In fact, the Zion Narrows has been rated by Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 hikes on Earth. Whether you’re a casual hiker or an experienced long-distance backpacker, you’ll be able to get to the Narrows at your own stride.

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Step by Step Guide to Visiting the Havasupai Waterfalls

Category: Hiking

At the top of any dedicated hiker’s bucket list is Havasu Falls, home of the gorgeous blue-green Havasupai waterfalls. After gaining recent internet fame, the land belonging to the Havasupai Tribe has skyrocketed in popularity. Located within the Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona, Havasu Falls offers overnight campgrounds where you can stay up to three nights and four days per reservation (leaving room for other activities throughout your week).

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​3 Unique Places to Eat in Kanab

Category: Kanab: A Historic Landmark in Utah

One of the most important decisions a traveler must make is where they want to eat when they arrive at their destination. Having a list of great local eateries beforehand is key to avoiding the duds in town. At Parry Lodge, we’d like to share with you the best unique places to eat in Kanab.

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​A Guide to Southern Utah's Five Best Slot Canyons

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Love squeezing through narrow passages in brightly colored stone, experiencing the ravages of time up close and personal? Countless people have gotten lost in slot canyons, those gorgeous gifts of Mother Nature. (You know, lost in the wonder of it all, not actually lost.) If you’re rooming with us here at Parry Lodge, but want to explore the beauty of the outdoors during your stay, here are five awesome slot canyon choices within day-trip distance.

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What Movies Were Filmed in Kanab?

Category: Kanab: A Historic Landmark in Utah

Dating back to the 1920’s, Hollywood headed west to Utah to film “Deadwood Coach” starring Tom Mix. Thanks to the three Parry brothers who assisted with the transportation needs for the crew, Southern Utah made its initial mark in the Hollywood movie scene. Since then, there have been over 100 featured films and hundreds of television episodes filmed in the Kanab area. Here are a few of our favorite movies that were filmed there.

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​Top 5 Romantic Outings Around Kanab

Category: Things to Do

It’s that time of year again—the season of love. Whether you’re looking for a new place to travel, or already have your sights set on Kanab, Utah, there are plenty of things to do with your significant other by your side. If you have yet to narrow down your options, we’ve got you covered. Woo your sweetie with one (or more) of these top 5 romantic outings around Kanab.

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​The Most Romantic Stargazing Spots in Utah

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If you’re a city-dweller visiting Kanab, Utah, stargazing should be at the top of your to-do list. Why? Unlike most areas of the country, where only a few hundred stars are visible, Kanab has a seemingly endless night sky. On a clear and moonless night, visitors can see 7,500 to 14,000 stars here, plus constellations, shooting stars and the other planets of the Milky Way.

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​Bring your Dog to these Utah National Parks

Category: Parry Lodge

At Parry Lodge, we understand that many of our guests consider their dogs part of the family. Since we believe you should be able to bring your whole family on vacation, we gladly offer pet-friendly rooms in our historic hotel. While you’re here, you can explore the beauty of Utah with your furry friend at any of these stunning national parks.

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​A Visitor’s Guide to Grand Staircase Escalante

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Nestled between Bryce Canyon and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Utah, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is home to slot canyons and rock formations that you won’t find anywhere else. If this is your first time here, you’re in for a real treat. To help you plan your next adventure at Grand Staircase Escalante, we’ve compiled a simple visitor’s guide.

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​4 New Trails Added Near Kanab

Category: Hiking

Utah’s stunning desert landscape is one of its main attractions. So, it’s no wonder there are several new nature trails that emerge each year. Experience the brightly painted red canyons that surround Kanab and its neighboring cities by taking a hike on one of these recently added trails in the area.

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​What Can I See on Zion Canyon Scenic Drive?

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When you stay at Parry Lodge, you are within reach of some of the most magnificent National Parks in the American West. The closest in proximity, however, is Zion National Park. We always recommend that our guests take the opportunity to drive just 34 minutes away to this park. The Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is one of the best ways to experience its natural beauty. It's a 54-mile trek that takes about an hour and a half to drive, and here's what you will see along the way:

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​Must-see Pit Stops in Southern Utah

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Parry Lodge is the perfect place to anchor your Utah vacation, because our hotel is conveniently located near some of the most magnificent National Parks in the west. You're just 34 minutes from Zion National Park and less than 2 hours from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Whether you are focusing on one nearby destination or hoping to see them all, you'll want to leave room for spontaneity along the way.

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​4 Best Hiking Trails in St. George, Utah

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Charming St. George is the seat of Washington County in Utah, as well as a great spot for those who love old architecture. Its downtown, with the 18th century Pioneer Courthouse and Brigham Young Winter Home, is absolutely worth a tour. Plus, it’s within easy distance of both Snow Canyon State Park and Sand Hollow State Park, and not too far from Zion National Park.

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​3 Ways to See the Vermillion Cliffs

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Vermillion Cliffs in North Coyote Buttes is a world-renowned destination, and for good reason. The spectacular ripples of ivory, gold, orange and vermillion (hence the name) make up a landscape of petrified sand dunes that are stunning to behold. Further sculpted by erosion and time, these Jurassic-era formations are an excellent destination for adventurers.

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​How To Experience Little Hollywood in Kanab

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Many of the travelers who set their sights on Kanab choose this destination because of its proximity to the 11 natural wonders that are only a short distance from this western town. But did you know that Kanab is also considered the Little Hollywood of the west? Here's how you can experience Little Hollywood for yourself during your next stay at Parry Lodge in Kanab.

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​Top Things to Do in Kanab This Winter

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Heading to the snowy Southwest this winter? Then no doubt you’ll want a packed schedule of outdoor delights and chill relaxing time. If your itinerary is still empty, here are a few ideas to put on your list.

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​4 Best Winter Hiking Trails in Utah

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It’s wintertime, and if you’re not already singing this song, you will be when you head down to southern Utah and see the spectacular winter scenery that surrounds Parry Lodge. One of the most popular pastimes during the cold months is hiking, and you’re in luck: We have tons of beautiful options less than 90 minutes away.

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​Where to Catch a Sunset in Bryce Canyon

Category: Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park is a favorite destination amongst guests at Parry Lodge. While we often encourage those who are staying with us to visit Bryce Canyon during the day to experience its trails and its magnificent vistas, we also recommend heading there in the evening to catch a glimpse of the awe-inspiring sunsets that take place there daily.

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​Do You Have What It Takes to Conquer Angels Landing?

Category: Hiking

Adventure-seekers and recreational enthusiasts from around the globe flock to the American West to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and thrilling opportunities that can be found within the National Parks. When you stay at Parry Lodge, you are conveniently located by several of the most magnificent National Parks in the country, including Zion National Park.

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