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The Best Camping in Kanab

Looking for the best camping 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 camping spots in and near Kanab

  • Marble Canyon, Utah

    Hike the Buckskin Mountain Passage from Stateline Campground on the Arizona Trail

    8 mi / 1400 ft gain
    Depending how you approach this 800 mile trail, I did the first 4 miles or last 4 miles as an out and back from Stateline Campground on the Utah/Arizona state line and the border of Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. This section of the trail does not pass through Vermilion Cliffs N.M. b...
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Camp Under Zion's Watchman

    4.3
    Watchman Campground is one of the most popular campgrounds at Zion National Park. With a prime location only a ¼ mile away from the South entrance and gorgeous scenery right outside of your tent, including the tall sandstone cliffs that surround it, it’s easy to see why this campground is everyon...
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    The Watchman Trail

    3.24 mi / 869 ft gain
    The Watchman Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river 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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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Aid Climbing Moonlight Buttress

    Moonlight Buttress follows an amazing system of cracks up some really solid sandstone. The route is 5.8 C1 and is very straightforward. Hauling on the first few pitches is an absolute nightmare, but spending the night on the wall is spectacular. To get more info on the route check out the followi...
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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
    15.38 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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  • Rockville, Utah

    Camp off the Smithsonian Butte Backcountry Byway

    5.0
    9.5 mi / 800 ft gain
    Smithsonian Butte Backcountry Byway is gorgeous 9.5 mile road that runs between Rockville near the entrance to Zion National Park and Apple Valley UT, and affords excellent places to camp & boondock *as long* as it is .5 miles from the road itself (and there are numerous turn offs). To get th...
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Camp on Wire Mesa

    5.0
    Wire Mesa off the Smithsonian Butte Backcountry Byway is a fantastic place to camp in southeastern Utah even if you do not plan on visiting Zion, just a few miles to the north. There several backcountry campsites on the Mesa, with the northwestern-most site giving the best views overlooking the V...
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  • 37.475289,-112.240302

    Hike Bryce Canyon's Riggs Spring Loop

    5.0
    8.71 mi / 2044 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

    Desert Camp at White House Campground

    4.0
    White House Trailhead & Campground sits just north of the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. There are only 5 walk-in sites ($5 per night), very clean bathrooms, and grilled firepit/picnic tables in each site. The camping area is surrounded by beautifully sculpted and colored sandstone clif...
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