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Power Up Before the Hike: Best Breakfast Restaurants in Kanab

Category: Parry Lodge

Some of the best scenic hiking trails are located right here in southern Utah. There’s Wire Pass Trail, K-Hill, and Squaw Trail—not to mention the countless paths throughout the surrounding national parks. If you’re looking to fuel up before you embark on your next great outdoor adventure, we recommend these breakfast restaurants in Kanab.

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Our Favorite Hidden Gems in Southern Utah

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Discovering a new city is exciting; there’s so much to explore and see! From gigantic national parks to short canyon hikes, southern Utah is a hub for adventure. At Parry Lodge in Kanab, we love to recommend lesser-known places to our out-of-town guests. Below are some of our favorite hidden gems in southern Utah.

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Everything You Need to Know About The Wave at Coyote Buttes

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At Parry Lodge, we’re game for anything and everything adventurous. That’s why when our guests come to us asking what there is to do in the area, we are fully prepared with a list of fun and exciting activities. One of which is witnessing the Wave in person.

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Captivating Western Galleries and Museums in Kanab Utah

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Looking to add some captivating art galleries and museums to your Southern Utah itinerary? Kanab is home to quite a few of them. We’ve gathered up four of our favorite places to refer our guests to that are just around the corner from Parry Lodge:

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What to Expect at this Year's Western Legends Round-Up

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Here at Parry Lodge, we take great pride in our Kanab community’s nickname “Little Hollywood.” Join the locals and visitors from far and wide this August 20-25 to enjoy a celebration of western heritage complete with a celebration of music, films, poetry, famous film and TV legends and much more. Here are a few highlights of the 20th year celebration of the 2018 Western Legends Round-Up in Kanab, Utah.

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Legend of the Paria, Utah Ghost Town

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Just a short drive from our historic accommodations here at Parry Lodge awaits the almost forgotten Utah ghost down of Paria. A small community of individuals founded the city and lived here amid the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument for a number of years. However, due to nature’s wrath, it is now wholly abandoned. However, Paria has a rather legendary history that ultimately crosses paths with our history here at Parry Lodge.

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2018 Fourth of July Events Happening in Kanab

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There’s no more lively place to celebrate the 4th of July in 2018 than the small and friendly Southern Utah community of Kanab. The Independence Day Celebration in Kanab is an annual signature event that brings visitors from far and wide. Filled with patriotism, visitors and residents alike come together for an entire day—from morning until midnight—to enjoy an array of commemorative festivities.

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4 Most Popular National Monuments Near Kanab

Category: Things to Do

A trip to Kanab isn’t complete without a day trip to some of the nearby national monuments. Known for its unique sandstone and rock formations, this area of Utah is a popular destination for hikers and landscape photographers. Here’s a list of the most-visited national monuments near Kanab.

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Best Outdoor Fourth of July Vacations

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Independence Day is just around the corner, and those looking for the ultimate outdoor vacation to complement those sentiments of freedom will find an ideal home base right here at Parry Lodge in Kanab, UT. Our guests enjoy being just minutes from the city center’s huge 4th of July celebration and just a short drive away from other patriotic gatherings. For the best outdoor experiences this year, check out these recommendations.

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Top 5 Things To Do in Kanab, Utah

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The American West is a popular destination for visitors from around the globe. There's a sense of adventure that fills the air surrounding the rugged terrain with promise of endless outdoor possibilities. Anyone who wants to experience the Western lifestyle will love visiting Kanab, Utah.

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​ Day Trip: What You Need to Know About The Coral Pink Sand Dunes

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At Parry Lodge, we love the fact that our guests value the beauty of the American West. Our visitors find that we are perfectly situated between some of the most awe-inspiring State and National Parks. One popular day trip from Parry Lodge is the Coral Pink Sand Dunes, which is only half an hour away.

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Best National Parks For Landscape Photography

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Photographers from around the world flock to the American West in order to capture some of the most breathtaking images of the natural landscapes that define this region. Landscape photographers who want to make the most of their photography adventure will love staying at Parry Lodge, where they are just a short distance from some of the most photogenic national parks in the country.

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5 Best Outdoor Activities With Kids

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In many respects, a western summer vacation is the quintessential American experience — and one that every child should enjoy at least once. If you’ve booked your next family vacation at Parry Lodge, you won't be disappointed by your authentic western experience complete with the stunning natural beauty of the great outdoors.

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How To Plan A Hike In Hot Weather

Category: Hiking

For travelers who love the American West, Parry Lodge is a welcoming home base that offers premier access to some of the best National Parks in the country. Many guests at the lodge enjoy spending their days hiking along the winding trails that lead to incredible natural formations and iconic sights within the parks.

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Unknown Facts About Old Barn Theater

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In the heart of the Parry Lodge complex rests the Old Barn Theater, a rustic-looking stable that adds to the ambiance of this western gem. While many guests find it to be a quaint and authentic spot on the grounds, they are surprised to find out that it's actually a little slice of history right at their own hotel.

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Safety Tips for Canyoneering Pugh Canyon in Kanab

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Southern Utah is a hot spot for the new and popular sports activity, canyoneering. Because canyoneering doesn’t require extreme physical abilities, people of all ages can experience it. At Parry Lodge, we recommend starting off with an easier hike that’s near town. Pugh Canyon in Kanab is a local favorite, offering spectacular views of the red rocks and blooming desert landscape.

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Unwind From Your Day at these Restaurants in Kanab

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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

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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

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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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