Those who crave an authentic western experience often find Kanab to be the perfect destination. Situated in the heart of the American West, Kanab was the place where most of the iconic western films were created. Earning the nickname of Little Hollywood, Kanab has become a popular vacation spot for weekend warriors.
If you are staying at Parry Lodge for the weekend, these are the top 5 things that we recommend you do during your time in Kanab:
1. Hike Buckskin Gulch.
Buckskin Gulch is a famous slot canyon that spans miles and miles, yet rarely ever is wider than 20-feet. Hiking the entire canyon can take a day or two, and is only recommended for the most experienced hikers. Kanab weekenders may enjoy the Wire Pass to Buckskin Gulch hike, which only takes several hours and is a relatively easy trail to maneuver.
2. Visit Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is an incredible animal rescue located in Kanab that services not only dogs and cats but also horses, pigs, and other barnyard animals. Visitors to the sanctuary can meet the animals, volunteer or even enjoy lunch.
3. Hike Squaw Trail.
Squaw Trail is the ideal hike for weekend visitors who can't dedicate an entire day to exploring. This one-mile trail takes about two hours to complete, and hikers can enjoy the most magnificent views of the Kanab red rocks along the way.
4. Explore the Moqui Cave.
The Moqui Cave is a museum where travelers can experience the ancient cultural history of the region, and maybe even discover a few dinosaur fossils.
5. Visit Little Hollywoodland.
Little Hollywoodland is Kanab's tribute to its Hollywood roots. This museum provides insight into all of the movies that were filmed in Kanab during the heart of the Western era. In addition, there's a chuckwagon restaurant onsite that serves up food made for cowboys and cowgirls.
When you stay at Parry Lodge, you get to extend the spirit of Kanab throughout your entire weekend getaway. Parry Lodge is an authentic western lodge where many of the top Hollywood stars stayed while filming in town. For more information on the lodge and the best things to do in Kanab, contact us today.