Kanarra Creek is a beautiful little canyon

Kanarra Creek Falls

Kanarra Creek is an amazing hike just to the east of Kanarraville, Utah. There’s a good chance that you’ve seen photos of the picturesque waterfalls. They first part of the hike can be hot and dry, but the second half of the hike is amazing. In just two miles from a small town, you’ll find yourself in colorful narrows, clear creek water, and a beautiful water.

Kanarra Creek is located in the town of Kanarraville, UT, which is 13 miles south of Cedar City on I-15. If coming north from Cedar City, take Exit 51 (Kanarraville/Hamilton Fort and drive to south on old US 91 into town. Turn left (east) onto 100 North. If coming from the south through St. George, take Exit 42, and turn onto UT 144/Old US 91. Follow it north, and 4.6 miles turn right.

One of the local jewels, just outside Zion park is a small canyon just east of the town of Kanarra. This is only a 2 or 3 miles north of the Kolb Canyon section of Zion National Park. Although it is very popular with the locals and well written up on the internet, you won’t hear much about it as it is outside of the park.

Once on 100 North the speed limit slows to 10 mph. After crossing 300 East the parking area will be on the left. There is a paved parking area as well as additional overflow parking. Do not continue up the dirt road. Be sure to pay $10 at the self-pay and put the receipt on your dash, or you will be ticketed or towed.

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