Base Camp Kanab
Kanab is the ideal adventure base camp for six days of scrambling and exploring many of America’s greatest scenic wonders.
Kanab, Utah, claims to be centrally located in the middle of only 10 of America’s greatest scenic wonders — but they’re just being modest. From the vermilion, white and pink cliffs and wide expanses of Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument, to the twisting sandstone bottlenecks of Buckskin Gulch, even the vertigo-inducing views of Zion National Park if you've never been, this six-day itinerary will show you why Kanab is the perfect base camp for adventure.
Even better? This remote outpost of adventure has one of Southern Utah's best culinary scenes. Watch: It's About the Sizzle.
This whole itinerary is about extreme perspectives. You’ll climb to the top of the world where you’ll see 360-degree panoramas of vast expanses of multi-hued cliffs, plateaus and unspoiled frontier. You’ll scramble through the depths of narrow slot canyons where you can’t even see the top of the massive cliffs that surround you. You’ll stand at the edge of unfathomably deep canyons squinting at the tiny roaring rivers below that have carved this wonder over millions of years. You’ll drive through tracts of untamed land that hearken back to the Old West, as you gaze at rugged cliffs, arches, domes, cones and mountains. You can even step into the silver screen Old West at Kanab’s Little Hollywood, where over 100 movies and TV series have been filmed.
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