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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

Did this hike in the beginning of spring and it was beautiful! I never expected something so fun to be in this location! I wore Tevas so my feet could dry out while I wasn't in the water. Since it was spring the water was freezing so make sure to bring a pair of dry socks and shoes to change into once you're on your way back and pass the water. There's a lot of switch backs through the river and it doesn't matter which trail you follow cause they all meet up just try to stay close to the river and you'll be good. I don't mind paying for parking if it benefits the wildlife but I'm pretty sure the parking payment was run by the townspeople. So I would suggest parking lower in the town which isn't much further of a walk. If you don't care where your money goes it's 10$ and make sure to bring cash. I highly suggest this hike but be smart and check the weather if you plan to go into the slot canyon.

I finally got to check this hike out and immediately fell in love with it. The huge rock walls reminded me a lot of Zion's narrows. Since it was a snowy day in January we had the whole canyon to ourselves. If you go in the winter make sure to dress warm and have tall waterproof boots to keep your feet dry.

Beautiful slot canyon outside of Zion. Watch for the occasional rockfall, lost a camera to it last year.

Came up here for the day, be prepared to get wet! Awesome slot canyon!

This is a very fun day hike. If you are fit, can easily do in an afternoon. When I went there were lots of families and I honestly don't know how some of those kids scrambled up those wet logs and rocks - dads must have been doing extra piggyback work. If you are willing to walk .25-.5 mile extra just park in town for free. The parking lot at the trailhead is run by the town, so don't think your money is going to BLM or any national parks.

Hi there. i will be checking this place out very soon. any tips for a beginer? :)

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