The Best Backpacking in Kanab

Looking for the best backpacking in Kanab? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Kanab. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Kanab

  • Orderville, Utah

    East Rim Trail, Zion NP

    5.0
    10.19 mi / 3000 ft gain
    The East Rim Trail is approximately 10-miles (one-way) and can either be started from the Eastern Entrance of Zion National Park, or more commonly from the Hidden Canyon or Observation Point Trailheads. Many people start from within Zion Canyon and do the arduous Observation Point Trail, forgoing...
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  • Washington County, Utah

    East Rim Trail from Big Bend

    10.25 mi / 3694 ft gain
    East Rim Trail from Big Bend Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Springdale, Utah.
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Hike Buckskin Gulch, Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness

    4.7
    15 mi
    Buckskin Gulch is a natural wonder. At 15 miles long it is the longest slot canyon in the world. It sometimes is as narrow as 2ft. Because of the nature of this canyon and Utah topography this canyon is subject to deadly flash flood if it rains anywhere along the headwaters. Be sure to check in w...
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  • Springdale, Utah

    Angels Landing, West Rim, Telephone Loop

    14.6 mi / 3740 ft gain
    Angels Landing, West Rim, Telephone Loop Trail is a loop hike that takes you past scenic scenic located near Springdale, Utah.
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Wire Pass to Lee's Ferry

    41.66 mi / 7969 ft gain
    Wire Pass to Lee's Ferry is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Kanab, Utah.
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  • Pine Valley, Utah

    Chinle Trail

    15.67 mi / 1565 ft gain
    Chinle Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Hurricane, Utah.
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Buckskin Gulch Trail to Lees Ferry

    45.82 mi / 9442 ft gain
    Buckskin Gulch Trail to Lees Ferry is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Marble Canyon, Arizona.
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Buckskin Gulch to Paria River

    32.26 mi / 3179 ft gain
    Buckskin Gulch to Paria River is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Kanab, Utah.
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Buckskin Gulch to White House Trail

    23.02 mi / 1929 ft gain
    Buckskin Gulch to White House Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Kanab, Utah.
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  • Duck Creek Village, Utah

    Hike The Narrows: Top Down

    5.0
    16 mi
    THE NARROWS This by far one of the most scenic and awesome hikes available in any National Park. There is no place in Zion National Park more sublime in its beauty and awe inspiring in its creation as you hike through the crystal clear Virgin River and marvel at the myriad of red, orange, yellow...
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  • Kane County, Utah

    Hike Bryce Canyon's Riggs Spring Loop

    5.0
    9 mi / 2335 ft gain
    Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah is a spectacular place. It really has to be seen to be believed. Some of the most scenic parts of Bryce are easily accessible by the average visitor via car-accessible overlooks. However, if you're not into crowds or want to hike/backpack in Bryce...there are so...
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Hike through Paria Canyon

    5.0
    14 mi
    No matter how far you plan on hiking, it is ideal to get an early start so you aren’t hiking too long under the desert sun. There is no shade on this hike except for the shadows offered from the steep walls of the canyon, so make sure you bring sunscreen!From the very start, you’ll get your feet ...
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    West Rim Trail, Zion NP

    5.0
    14.41 mi / 3000 ft gain
    This 14.5 mile (one-way) trek is a multi-functional trail. The trail can serve as standalone trail allowing hikers to get in either a solid in-and-out day hike or as a leg to a much bigger and epic Trans-Zion Trek. For those interested in the later, the West Rim Trail is the leg of the journey th...
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  • Springdale, Utah

    Hike Wildcat Canyon Trail, Zion NP

    5.0
    5.88 mi
    This 5.8 mile (one-way) trek is a multi-functional trail. The trail can serve as standalone trail allowing hikers to get in either a solid in-and-out day hike or as a leg to a much bigger and epic Trans-Zion Trek. For those interested in the later, the Wildcat Canyon Trail is the leg of the journ...
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Lower Hackberry Canyon Trail

    11.8 mi / 1716 ft gain
    Lower Hackberry Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Kanab, Utah.
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  • Virgin, Utah

    Hop Valley Trail, Zion NP

    3.0
    14.58 mi / 1000 ft gain
    This 6.5 mile (one-way) trek is a multi-functional trail. The trail can serve as standalone trail allowing hikers to get in either a solid in-and-out day hike or as a leg to a much bigger and epic Trans-Zion Trek. For those interested in the later, the Hop Valley Trail is the leg of the journey t...
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