Exploring the Caves of Kanab

Utah Caves of Kanab Trailhead

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Huge caves that are right off Highway 89. Great spot to relax and take pictures. The best time to hike is 1-2 hours before sunset when the caves are lit up nicely.

To get to this cave, drive north of Kanab on Highway 89. Just after you pass Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, you will see these caves on the right. To hike to the caves, try accessing the trail from as far to the left as possible. The hike isn't strenuous or tricky in that case.

The other thing to look out for is that if you see Moqui Cave, which is a cave turned exhibit, on the right, then you have gone too far. The caves on here are right between Moqui Cave and the turn off for Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

Pack List

  • Good hiking boots
  • Hiking poles
  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Headlamp
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How to Get There

4 months ago

Nice Leg Stretch

If your on Highway 89, this is a nice short breather from driving. Getting up to the caves is easier the farther left you go (as you're approaching the caves). The few windows into the cave capture the evening sun very well and provide an overlook of the highway.

4 months ago

8 months ago

Easy Side Trip from Kanab

These caves are about halfway between the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Moqui Cave. If you're headed toward Moqui Cave from BFAS, they'll be on the right but you'll want to park on the left in one of the dirt pull offs. There's no parking lot or trail markings so it can be a little confusing to initially find. We visited these caves as a quick leg stretch on the way from Page to Zion.

8 months ago

over 1 year ago

Great side trip

This was a wonderful short hike just outside of Kanab that we wouldn't have known about without The Outbound. Caves were much more impressive than they appeared from the road and we didn't encounter any other visitors during our hike. Description of hike and location is very accurate. Thanks!

over 1 year ago

Added by Prajit Ravindran

Hello, My name is Prajit Ravindran. I am a landscape/adventure photographer based in Salt Lake City, Utah. I specialize in photographing the night skies, usually with a human element in it

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Chillin, Photography, Hiking

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Intermediate

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