Kanarraville Canyon Falls Hike
A stunning slot canyon with one of the most photographed
The majestic red rock cliffs surround you from the moment you step foot on the trailhead, and all along the dirt path towards Kanarra Canyon. When you eventually reach the slot canyon, it seems to rise out of nowhere.
Before entering the slot canyon (and throughout your hike), you’ll cross creeks with up to knee-deep water, so be sure to wear good water shoes. Summer is the best time to visit this
The Kanarraville Canyon is ideal for
The Kanarraville Canyon Falls Trailhead is due east of the town of Kanarraville. From Cedar City, take 1-15 South and then exit at Kanarraville. From Kanarraville, you can either park at City Hall and walk to the trailhead (which will tack almost 1.5 miles more on to your hike), or take 100 North. This road turns into 250
Once you start hiking you can go for as long or as short a hike as you like depending on your comfort level in the canyon. This hike is great because it becomes scenic rather quickly, so you don’t have to travel to far if you don’t want. At just under two miles in, you’ll get to the first waterfall, a popular spot for photographers. A tree limb is fastened with wooden 2x4s to make a rustic, neat ladder that sits right next to the gushing falls. For photos with beautiful coloring and that glassy water look, bring a lightweight tripod, and hang out for a while.
Within another .1 mile, you’ll see
In an effort to ease visitor pressure and preserve the quality of the hiking experience, the town of Kanarraville, the county
Beginning May 1, 2018 anyone wishing to hike Kanarra Falls must purchase a hiking permit. Currently, there are no limits on the number of hiking permits available; however, daily limits may be considered in the future. Permits can be purchased for $8 per person online at kanarrafalls.com. There is a nominal transaction fee and the permit includes parking at both the Town and Sweet Spot parking lots. Hiking permits can also be purchased at the Kanarra Falls trailhead, but the transaction will be credit card/debit only. No cash transactions will be allowed and there are no refunds.
There is one group permit available per day for nonprofits that allows up to 30 people in the group. The cost is $25 per group. Advance reservation through kanarrafalls.com and proof of nonprofit status (IRS tax designation letter or state tax exempt certificate) are required. The group permit is not available to commercial tours and outfitters. Commercial operations must purchase the $8 per person permit for their guests.
Like all slot canyons, do not take this hike if it is raining or threatening rain due to the risk of flash flooding. Dogs are not permitted on this hike.
GPS Coordinates: 37.5363, -113.165
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