Our Favorite Hidden Gems in Southern Utah

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.


Paria Canyon


One of Utah’s finest hidden gems, Paria Canyon is part of the Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness Area. It offers a plethora of wilderness wonder, like red-rock amphitheaters and giant canyon walls that tower over you as you slither through one of its many slot canyons. Up for some adventurous hiking? You’re in luck—this is a great place to discover various slot canyons and sandstone arches.  


Zebra Slot Canyon


We’ve talked about Zebra Slot Canyon before, and we’re going to bring it up again. You get almost the same slot canyon experience as the famous Antelope Canyon, but with fewer crowds. That’s a win!


South Coyote Buttes


The unique geological formations at South Coyote Buttes are unlike anything you have ever seen before—no matter how many times you have explored the red rocks of southern Utah. There is a spectacular dinosaur trample surface in Coyote Buttes that contains more than 1,000 dinosaur footprints made nearly 200 million years ago.


The Wave


Located in Coyote Buttes, the Wave is one of the most famous of these awe-inspiring sandstone rock sites. It is accessible only to a limited number of visitors daily. Walk-in passes to the Wave are available via lottery through the Kanab Visitor’s Center.


If you’re eager to visit any of these locations, we’d be happy to show you the way. You can also contact our friends at Forever Adventure Tours, as they can take you to these spots, as well as many others, on a guided tour. Contact us today at Parry Lodge to start your adventure. 

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