Exploring the Caves of Kanab

Utah Caves of Kanab Trailhead

Added by Prajit Ravindran

  • 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.

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  • Good hiking boots
  • Hiking poles
  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Headlamp
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Skill Level:

Intermediate

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Year Round

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How to Get There

12 days 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.

12 days ago

9 months 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!

9 months 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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