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2018 Holiday Events Happening in Kanab Utah

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While every season is spectacular in Kanab, there's something particularly magical about the holidays in this western town. At Parry Lodge, we know how to deck the halls and make our guests feel right at home during this festive time of year. In addition, we encourage our visitors to head to the local holiday events that take place in the community.

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Places to Go Rock Climbing in Utah

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Utah is a natural playground for adventurers. There's endless hiking trails, rivers that run through canyons with epic rapids, and plenty of cliffs that are ideal for rock climbing. At Parry Lodge, many of our guests are novice thrill seekers and experienced adventurers. For those who are interested in rock climbing while staying in Kanab, we always recommend the following places.

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What to Pack for Your Grand Canyon North Rim Day Trip

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Located just more than an hour-and-a-half from Kanab, the Grand Canyon North Rim is the perfect day trip for the guests of Parry Lodge. We always recommend that our travelers make an effort to spend a day at this part of the Grand Canyon, because it offers a unique experience and is less crowded with tourists.

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Winter Hiking Tips to Make the Most of Your Trip

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A trip to Parry Lodge in the cooler months means ample opportunity to enjoy some winter hikes. You'll never forget the experiences you have in the beautiful national parks that surround the Lodge. Whether you choose to hike in Zion National Park or Bryce Canyon National Park, either site will bring majestic scenery, and, come winter, very cold temperatures and possibly extreme conditions.

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Why You Need to Hike Buckskin Gulch From Wire Pass

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Buckskin Gulch is one of the most unique canyons in the world, and has become a sought-after destination for hikers around the world. Hikers of all skill levels want to get inside the gorge and experience its sleek and beautiful narrows.

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Ways to Get Off the Beaten Path in Southern Utah

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Many of the people who travel to southern Utah are looking to see the hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park or walk the rim along the canyon at Zion National Park. While these are all worthwhile adventures, there are some less popular things to do that allow you to truly experience the beauty and wonder of Utah without the crowds.

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Our Favorite Dog-Friendly Hike at Bryce Canyon

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Sometimes, the best way to explore the trails that wind through the national parks is with your best friend — even when your best friend is a furry, four-legged pup. At Parry Lodge, we welcome guests and up to two pets for an additional fee, and we love to recommend pet-friendly trails nearby.

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Must-See Spots of Zion National Park

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With its colorful canyons and winding trails, Zion National Park has long been a dream destination for adventurers around the country. Those who wish to stay close to the action and thoroughly explore this famous national park will love Parry Lodge. Our hotel, located in Kanab, Utah, is just a quick 34-minute drive from Zion National Park.

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The Best Fall Photo Spots of Bryce Canyon

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Bryce Canyon, already well-known for its warm rainbows of rock formation, becomes even brighter during the fall season. Changing leaves add a new element to the dramatic landscape, as oaks, cottonwoods, and aspen all burst into flaming colors of gold, orange, and red.

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The Best Place to Recover After the Grand to Grand Ultra

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The Grand to Grand Ultra extends beyond the limits of a traditional marathon or triathlon. Spanning 273 kilometers and completed in six stages over the course of 7 days, it is the first of its kind in the United States. Participants will test their physical endurance and strength as well as their mental fortitude as they trek through the Utah and Arizona deserts. 

 

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Power Up Before the Hike: Best Breakfast Restaurants in Kanab

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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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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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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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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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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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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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​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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