KANAB - Utah's Little Hollywood
Its nickname of "Little Hollywood," is well earned. Dozens of movies were filmed here,
Western Legends Round-Up - A cowboy celebration of music, poetry, movie history and folklore. The three-day festival is held in downtown Kanab every year in September. Phone: (435) 644-5033
Moqui Cave - Privately owned museum of Indian artifacts, dinosaur tracks, and fossils as well as a flourescent mineral display. Located 5 and one-half miles north of Kanab on U.S. 89. Open Monday - Saturday. Hours: Memorial Day - Labor Day, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; spring and fall 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; winter 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary - The nation's largest sanctuary for companion animals. It is situated on 350 acres in the midst of the magnificent red-rock landscape. Located in Angel Canyon (a.k.a. Kanab Canyon) 5 miles north of Kanab on U.S. 89 then turn right into Angel Canyon and proceed for about 1 mile to the Welcome Center. Welcome Center open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except Christmas. Please call ahead for the tour schedule.
Heritage House - Restored to its original glory, it houses a collection of artifacts from Kanab's history.
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides - The Classy Taxi offers tours of Kanab during the summer months.
Kanab, UT - Destination City - 19 properties
*Buffalo Bistro - Rustic setting located on a buffalo ranch. Menu offers game dishes including such delicacies as rattlesnake sausage - four miles east of Zion National Park on state Route 9.
*Fernando's Hideaway - Superb Mexican food with a reputation for great steaks - in Kanab.
*Houston's Trails End - Real cowboy food, they are famous for their breakfasts and chicken-fried steak. The waitresses carry guns on their hips - in Kanab.
*Parry Lodge - Elegant dining room with a menu featuring seafood and steaks and their traditional chicken & dumplings. Parrys is a landmark from the days of moviemaking and has a gallery of autographed photos of the stars - in Kanab.
*Rocking V Cafe - American bistro offering fresh pasta and pastries, vegetarian dishes, and creative beef, chicken and seafood entrees. The cafe is housed in one of Kanab's oldest buildings and has been decorated in a delightfully eclectic style - in Kanab.
Vermilion Espresso Bar and Cafe - Sidewalk cafe serving coffee, European deli sandwiches, salads, Italian pastries and ices - in Kanab.
*The Wok Inn - Chinese cuisine with luncheon specials served Monday - Friday and twilight specials served daily from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - in Kanab.
Cowboy Cookouts with Entertainment
*Chuckwagon Cookouts - After a generous meal of cowboy grub, members of the audience are cast and costumed to play a role in the shooting of another episode of "How The West Was Lost". Here is your chance to be a star - in Kanab.
*Frontier Movie Town Cowboy Buffet & Western Show - Traditional Dutch Oven cooking followed by a show featuring Western entertainment - in Kanab.
*Old Barn Theater - Melodrama. Only for groups of 15 or more - in Kanab.
*Rustler's Cove - Horse-drawn wagon ride, show and music. Only for groups of 20 or more - in Kanab.
Major fast food chains available throughout the area.
Destination - Bryce Canyon National Park - From Kanab, proceed north on U.S. 89 to the junction of state Route 12. Continue east on state Route 12 to state Route 63. Proceed south on state Route 63 to Bryce, Utah. Distance: 55 miles - 1 hour drive time.
Destination - Zion National Park - Springdale - From Kanab, proceed north on U.S. 89 to state Route 9. Continue west on state Route 9 to Springdale. Distance: 41 miles - 1 hour drive time.
Destination - Lake Powell - Wahweap Marina - From Kanab, proceed east on U.S. 89 to Wahweap Marina. Distance: 72 miles - 1 hour 15 minute drive time.
Destination - Grand Canyon North Rim - From Kanab, proceed south on U.S. 89A to Arizona 67. Continue south from Jacob Lake on Arizona 67 to Grand Canyon North Rim. Distance: 77 miles - 1 ? hour drive time.
All information is subject to change without notice. 4/2001