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Hike Kanarraville Slot Canyon

Kanarraville, Utah

based on 22 reviews



3.5 miles

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Added by Karyna Wilkerson

Kanarra Falls is an intermediate to advanced 3.5-mile hike. There is some scrambling involved, climbing up at least two waterfalls. Duration: A few hours.

This hidden gem of a hike takes you into the Kanarraville slot canyons in southern Utah and the infamous Kanarra Falls. After hiking a half a mile or so from the parking lot on a fairly open trail the canyon slots up. This is where the fun begins. Here you will have to walk through the water into the slot canyon, following the water upstream the rest of the way. After another half mile you will be treated to one of the coolest 15-foot waterfalls you will ever see. You will have to climb up a tree trunk/ladder to the right before you reach another waterfall. Scramble up the canyon to the right to keep going for more cascading falls. You can keep going as far as you like as the canyon opens up or turn around and follow the same route back to the parking lot.

This canyon is located in the town of Kanarraville, north of Kolob Canyon, Utah. GPS Kanarraville, Utah, then as you drive into the downtown on Old US Hwy 91 (which becomes Main Street), look for E 100 N St and drive east three blocks until you reach the gated dirt road that heads up into the hills. Park in the lot to the left ( GPS 345 E 100 N St. Kanarraville, UT 84742)

Hiking Kanarra Falls requires a hiking permit. Permits can be purchased for $12 per person online at kanarrafalls.com. The permit includes parking at both the Town and Sweet Spot parking lots. If available, hiking permits may be available at the Kanarra Falls trailhead during staffed hours, but the transaction will be credit card/debit only. No cash transactions will be allowed and there are no refunds. A daily group permit is also available.

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Hike Kanarraville Slot Canyon Reviews

This hike is amazing! There are actually 3 waterfalls you can climb. The last one is more of a slide you can slide down from all the moss - so much fun! Beautiful place for photography!

Loved this trail! Perfect for adventure seekers who are not afraid to get wet. i will definitely go back here in the future! Highly recommend :)

If you like getting your feet wet, and awesome waterfalls, this hike is 100% worth it!

I did this hike in the end of March and again in August. Both times were amazing!! Its definitely a hidden gem. And it's so much easier with water shoes.

Amazing place ! There is water everywhere so take your water shoes!

So beautiful that the heat isn't even noticed. Not very kid friendly, wouldn't suggest anyone under 6 or 7.

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