About KanabKanab is south of Bryce Canyon National Park and southeast of Zion National Park, a region that is exceptionally scenic. Fort Kanab was built in 1864 on the east bank of Kanab Creek for defense purposes and as a base for exploration. Native American attacks forced its abandonment in 1866, but a group of Mormon missionaries reoccupied it and founded a town in 1870.
Numerous films and TV episodes have been filmed in this region. A frequently used location is Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, a windswept area of coral-colored dunes 23 miles west of Kanab. A popular destination for ATV riders, it also offers hiking, camping and picnic facilities. The park is open daily during daylight hours; phone (435) 648-2800.
Visitor Centers Kane County Office of Tourism 78 South 100 East Kanab, UT 84741. Phone:(435)644-5033 or (800)733-5263
Self-guiding ToursBrochures detailing a self-guiding walking tour of Kanab's historic homes are available at the Heritage House museum and at the office of tourism.
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