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Springdale to Kanab - Day Trip

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Springdale to Kanab - Day Trip

We will be visiting Zion for 3 nights next week and saw that Kanab is about an hour from Springdale. Any advice on this. Is it worth it or should we focus on Zion?

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1. Re: Springdale to Kanab - Day Trip

The drive is more like 2 hours, one way, taking in to account the traffic. So you'll be spending 4 hours in the car. IMO, that's not worth the drive unless you have some compelling reason to go to Kanab.

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2. Re: Springdale to Kanab - Day Trip

While in Zion, it is always worth driving SR9 to the east entrance and back again. Kanab if you want to go there is something like another 45 minutes away. Not sure what you are looking for in Kanab. There is the amimal sanctuary and jeep tour providers there.

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3. Re: Springdale to Kanab - Day Trip

Probably not worth it, too much to do in Zion. One attraction is Coral Pink Sand Dunes S.P., a little outside Kanab. You could visit there and have lunch in Kanab at the Rockin' V, a very good restaurant.

Otherwise, visit the Kolob Terrace or Kolob Canyons units of Zion. Both have higher elevation and would be cooler.

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4. Re: Springdale to Kanab - Day Trip

As mentioned above, the drive along SR9 through the east of the park is definitely worth it, but once you're past the park the scenery is relatively blah. Kanab is a nice little town that's worth a stop for lunch if you're driving through on the way to Page for example, but I wouldn't make a special visit as a day trip. Zion is far more stunning and worthy of your time.

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5. Re: Springdale to Kanab - Day Trip

if you are into hiking slot canyons, there is Buckskin Gulch close to Kanab. The longest slot canyon in America ................ but it depends on the weather (road conditions and flooding)

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6. Re: Springdale to Kanab - Day Trip

Agreeing that leaving Zions and going to Kanab is a poor use of your time. If you're moving on to Page or elsewhere in that direction, then Kanab is a reasonable stop, but I wouldn't call it a destination. And certainly not at the expense of time in Zions.

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