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The Biggest Southern Utah Tourist Attractions

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Southern Utah is a vacation destination that is unlike any other. It's a place for adventurous couples to indulge in romantic hikes and panoramic sunsets. It's a place where history buffs can explore the world of generations gone by. It's a place where families can delight in the wilds of the American West.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Balloons and Tunes Roundup

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There's something about hot air balloons that delight both the young and old. Watching these majestic, colorful balloons drift across the sky is mesmerizing, and it's a one-of-a-kind experience. It's not every day that you watch one of these hovering balloons float up to the heavens.

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The Coolest Things to See on Your Drive to Johnson Canyon

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Situated in the heart of Southern Utah, Parry Lodge is the perfect place for adventurers to stay. Our lodge is located just half an hour from Zion National Park and about an hour from Lake Powell. It takes about an hour and a half to drive to Johnson Canyon, one of the most idyllic sights in the American West. With its cascading waterfalls and rock formations that appear to come from other worlds, there's nothing else quite like this natural space.

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Best Places to Visit in Southern Utah With Kids

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The best family vacations are the ones that result in lifelong memories. Those memories are formed during unexpected bursts of laughter and the rush that comes after the thrill of an adventure. At Parry Lodge, we welcome families with children and we encourage parents to bring their kids to the natural playground of Southern Utah.

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What to Do in Bryce Canyon for One Day

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Many travelers who book their stay at Parry Lodge do so because they want to be in a central location to some of the best national parks in the American West. Several amazing parks surround the lodge, one of which is Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon National Park is just 88 minutes from Parry Lodge, making it a popular day trip among guests.

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5 Things to See in Kanab Utah Over the Weekend

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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.

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Utah National Parks You Can't Miss

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Whether you're a first time visitor to Utah, or you're planning a repeat visit, you've got an incredible journey ahead of you. Utah boasts 5 national parks and welcomes over 14 million visitors to truly unforgettable landscapes each year.

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Reasons to Visit the BLM Kanab Visitor Center

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Many of the travelers who visit Kanab are interested in experiencing the natural monuments that have formed in the American West over thousands of years. At Parry Lodge, we provide our guests with an insight into the nearby natural formations and monuments. We often recommend that our guests take the time to visit the BLM Kanab Visitor Center.

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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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