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Ways to Get Off the Beaten Path in Southern Utah

Category: Parry Lodge

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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How to Pack for Hot Weather Hiking and Cooler Evenings

Category: Hiking

The guests who stay at Parry Lodge often have big plans to hike the many trails that wind through the nearby National Parks, including Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. It is surprising to some that these hikes can begin during scorching hot days, yet end during much cooler evenings.

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Why Now is the Best time to Visit Zion National Park

Category: Zion

Zion National Park has long been considered one of the most stunning parks in the United States, featuring breathtaking vistas and colorful canyons that can't be found anywhere else. It's a favorite summer vacation destination, but now the peak tourist season is coming to an end. Fall in Zion National Park is a quieter, more peaceful time of year — and it's also more colorful and alive.

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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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Tips from the Pros: How to Avoid Crowds at Zion

Category: Zion National Park

National parks are gaining popularity, and there are statistics to prove it. With over 4.5 million visitors to Zion National Park in 2017 alone, the park has seen the most traffic it has ever seen before. So, what does that mean for visitors? Be prepared for crowds.

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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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4 Most Popular National Monuments Near Kanab

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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

Category: Things to Do

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

Category: Things to Do

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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