11 Fun Things To Do in Kanab, Utah


Fun Guided Tours in Kanab

Kanab sits on the Southern Border halfway between St. George and Lake Powell. In Kanab you will find easy access to Bryce Canyon, Zion, Dixie National Forest, Kodachrome Basin, Grand Staircase, Paria, and Grand Canyons. Kanab’s under appreciated beauty, is the home base for those visiting Coral Pink Sand Dunes. Kanab is no more than two hours from ten of America’s best natural attractions. One of those attractions is Tiger Beetle, which is in a 1,000-foot radius. You are close to so many enjoyable activities, which includes canyoneering, hiking, hunting, fishing, and off-roading. Highlights of Kanab:

  • Five National Parks, Two National Forests, and Three State Parks

  • Monuments

  • Recreation Areas

Kanab is a brief, stunning drive from three National Parks. It is thirty minutes from Zion National Park, and an hour and a half from Bryce Canyon National Park and Grand Canyon National Park. These National Parks are all different from one another, which brings uniqueness. You will experience luminous rock hoodoos, cavernous canyons, eccentric shaped slots, and soaring cliffs. This will be an experience like no other. A guided tour in Kanab is always the best way to explore


Fun Attractions in Kanab, Utah

Ten Reasons To Do and Outdoor Adventure in Kanab:

  1. Outdoor adventures enrich our lives

  2. Improved self-esteem

  3. Confidence booster

  4. Improves physical health

  5. Boosts your creativity

  6. Challenges you to think and enhance problem-solving skills

  7. Provides a sense of exhilaration

  8. Connects you with nature

  9. Develop new skills and abilities

  10. Stress reduction

Our experienced tour guides bring knowledge, fun, safety, and history. Contact Roam Outdoor Adventure Co. to book your next great outdoor experience. We’ve got you covered!


What Are Fun Things To Do in Kanab?

Peek a Boo slot canyon tour with guide

Peek a Boo Slot Canyon ATV Tour

Our most popular ATV tour!

Take an adrenaline pumping ATV adventure ride through sand dunes to one of the most beautiful and legendary slot canyons in the area! Wind your way on foot where our expert guides will take you on a breathtaking hike to explore ancient sandstone walls over 100ft high!


Peek-a-boo slot canyon is located near Zion National Park and the Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument area.

Distance: 3.5 mile loop. 8.5 miles round trip

Elevation: trailhead 4,960 feet - 4600 feet low point

Total elevation: 880 feet

Best seasons: Year round

Duration: 2-2.5 hours

Group Sizes: 1-12

Ages: 1-100

What to bring: A camera, hiking shoes, sunglasses, face gaiter, and snacks

What's provided: Helmet and water




ATV Tour

The Great Chamber ATV Tour

Embark on an adrenaline ATV ride to one of the most must see gems of Kanab near Zion National Park. A colossal 200 foot tall hidden cove and massive sandhill shaped by desert winds over thousands of years. Plan for a short .25 hike with an uphill sandy ascent into the entrance. If the hike doesn't leave you breathless then the stunning views and epic scale of this natural wonder.

Truly a photographer's paradise!

Duration: 2.5-3 hours

Group Sizes: 1-24

Ages: 1-100

What to bring: A camera, hiking shoes, sunglasses, face gaiter, and snacks

What's provided: Helmet and water




The Combo ATV Tour

"The Combo" Peek-A-Boo & Great Chamber

Get the best of both worlds in one thrilling ATV adventure guided tour! Start the day with a fun adrenaline ride to the Great Chamber where, after relaxing in the epic 200 ft cove you'll then zip over the sand dunes to Peek-a-boo Slot Canyon


Duration: 3.5 hours

Group Sizes: 1-12

Ages: 1-100

What to bring: A camera, hiking shoes, sunglasses, face gaiter, and snacks

What's provided: Helmet and water




The Half Day'er: Peek-a-boo Slot Canyon, The Great Chamber, and Hoodoos

The Half Day'er: Peek-a-boo Slot Canyon, The Great Chamber, and Hoodoos

Our longest ATV tour! First taking you to the legendary Peek-a-boo Slot canyon, then to The Great Chamber, and ending at the scenic Hoodoos. Sure to be an adventure packed day near Zion National Park!

*Moderate hiking required in each location

Duration: 4-5 hours

Group Sizes: 1-24

Ages: 1-100

What to bring: A camera, hiking shoes, sunglasses, face gaiter, and snacks

What's provided: Helmet and water




Horse Trail Ride Tour in Kanab

Cave Lakes Canyon: Horse trail Rides

Saddle up for a relaxing horseback ride near Kanab through the exclusive and breathtaking Cave Lakes Canyon. Horseback rides through green pastures amid 100 ft tall red sandstone walls towering on either side. Explore hidden lakes and lush meadows for a serene horse trail riding experience in one of Kanab's most coveted canyon destinations. The best canyon horseback trail rides in Zion, Bryce Canyon and Kanab.

Cave Lakes Canyon length is 2.5 miles curving into a low plateau between Zion National Park and The Grand Canyon.

Located near Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Park and The Grand Canyon.

Duration: 1.5 Hour

Group Sizes: 10

Ages: 8 and up

Weight limit: 220 lbs

What to bring: Wear good shoes. Pants are preferable.




Horseback riding is a great way to explore Kanab. If experience is a concern, no worries. Our tour guides will expertly guide you on a beautiful tour by horseback. Horseback riding in these beautiful settings allows visitors to ride the same trails of the old west days. These are the trails that pioneers, outlaws, and lawmen blazed through the expansive open spaces of Arizona and Utah. Horseback riding is available in several places in this region.


Kanab Via Ferrata with Roam

Via Ferrata and Rappelling in Cave Lakes Canyon

The Up and Down Experience starts at the base of Cave Lakes Canyonwhere you will first follow the well marked Via Ferrata tour course up the canyon wall. Once you've submitted, wiped your brow, and soaked in the epic views, you will then take an exhilarating rappel off a 180 ft rock face back to home base.

At the end of this thrilling, heart racing Up and Down Experience you will not only feel like you've achieved greatness, but you'll most likely be described as LEGENDARY. Come experience Utah's thrilling Via Ferrata in Kanab and Zion!

Cave Lakes Canyon length is 2.5 miles curving into a low plateau between Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon.

Located near Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Park.

*Bragging rights included

Duration: 1.5-2 hours

Group Sizes: 1-5 people per guide

Ages: 8 and up

What to bring: Wear good shoes. Pants are preferable.

Difficulty: Moderate / Hard

What we provide: Transportation to location, all safety equipment, and water

Where to meet: Moqui Cave



You may have heard the term “Via Ferrata” recently. Via Ferrata is rapidly becoming a favorite outdoor activity all around the world. Via Ferratas have been a popular activity overseas for some time, but have now taken popularity in Utah and other places in the U.S. A via ferrata is a route on a mountain assembled with steel cables, ladders, and other fixed anchors. Steel attachments are placed into the cliff’s face so that climbers can make their way up, down, and across the cliff. This would otherwise be impossible without assistance.


This system also makes a way for inexperienced climbers that never thought it possible to make their way onto ledges, vertical walls, and mountain peaks. Specialized equipment is used to ensure that climbers are attached to a cable at all times, which protects them from any falls. Via Ferratas provides an experience that non-rock-climbers would likely not attempt due to experience. They also don’t have to worry so much about confidence, or feeling unsafe. Our guides will make sure that you are confident and safe.


Canyoneering tour Kanab

Half-Day Canyoneering Tour Adventure

Take a guided hiking and rappelling tour with our professionally trained and experienced guides through the area's most popular slot canyon "The Huntress" with a hike in, hike out series of 4 rappels. This canyon is well-known for its beauty and is the perfect place to experience rappelling for the first time.

It begins with a small rappel which allows newcomers to get their first taste and "learn the ropes". From there the canyon drops down into larger slot canyons with some intermediate rappels as you wind through the beautiful sandstone walls. Experience the best hiking tour and canyoneering in Kanab, Zion, Bryce and The Grand Canyon.

Duration: 4-5 hours

Group Sizes: 12

Ages: 8 and up

What to bring: Hiking shoes, pants, hydration pack, and snacks

Difficulty: Moderate

Where to meet: Moqui Cave




Canyoneering is an outdoor activity that is a combination of problem solving, route finding, rappelling, hiking, and swimming. Utah has become one of the premiere places in the country to partake in this exhilarating adventure. Canyoneering uses many rock climbing techniques , including belaying, rappelling, rigging anchors, and climbing moves like jamming cracks and chimneying. Working with our experienced guides will ensure the best Canyoneering experience.


Fly fishing tour in cave lakes canyon

East Zion Fly Fishing Escape

In between Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks lies a river with gentle flowing curves and lush banks, blending beauty and isolation for the complete pristine fishing experience


Upon arrival you'll be fitted with everything you will need to be successful on the river including a fly rod, flies, and waders. Our expert guide will also discuss strategy, technique and tips to make sure you have every chance of catching the big one! With years of experience guiding, our guides will make sure you are both comfortable and confident on the river and will give you either the help - or the space - that you need.


Whether it is your first time fly fishing or you're a fly fishing fanatic, a day on this picturesque river with our expertly trained guide is an experience you won't soon forget! Asay Creek is a winding river that flows from Alton to Bryce on the East side of Zion National Park and north of the Grand Canyon. Located near Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and Bryce Canyon National Park.

Duration: 4-5 Hours

Group Sizes: Up to 4

Ages: 8 and up

Skill level: None required

What to bring: Wear good water shoes. Pants are preferable. Bug repellent and water.

What we provide: Fly rod, flies, and waders




Fly Fishing is a relaxing activity for most people. You will indulge in fun while releasing endorphins. Some enjoy the peace and tranquility of fishing alone, but this can also be a great experience for groups. You can use this as bonding time with friends and family. This may be a new experience for you. Let our experienced guides take you on a great adventure.


The Wave Hiking Tour

The Wave Hiking Tour

Experience for yourself one of the most world-renowned geologic formations in Utah and Southwestern U.S. With its sweeping rock landscape and vibrant colors, The Wave hiking tour is truly a bucket list item.

This 6 mile round trip guided hiking day tour will take you to visually stunning hidden gems just off the main trail and a lunch will be provided. Experience one of the best hiking tour adventures in Kanab. The Wave is located in the north Coyote Butts area of the Utah/Arizona border.


The Wave is a famous geological formation made of beautiful Navajo sandstone rock. The formation dates back to the Jurassic period. The wave began as a cluster of u-shaped troughs that were sand dunes. Over the course of 200 million years these dunes compacted and solidified, resulting in sandstone. The troughs were carved into Navajo sandstone by irregular floods and streams in which runoff-deposited minerals such as manganese, iron oxide, or calcium concurrently eroded rock giving them a soft, rounded appearance.


Duration: 5 hours Tour type: Guided Group Sizes: 4 Ages: 8 and up Permit required: Yes What to bring: Hiking shoes, no less than 2 liters of water, snacks

What's provided: Transportation to the trail entrance and a yummy lunch will be provided


*A permit is required to hike the Wave. You must obtain a permit from The U.S. Bureau of Land Management before contacting us.

Click here to put in for a permit.




Only 64 people per day (48 permits granted three months in advance and 16 permits granted one day in advance) are allowed in the area and demand far exceeds supply. During the most popular months (April, May, September, October) there can be an estimated 300 people applying for the sixteen daily permits.


White Pocket Hiking Tour

White Pocket Hiking Tour


Located in the same area, South Coyote Buttes, White Pocket boasts the same Alien desert landscape with geological formations that are other worldly. And the best part? THIS DOES NOT REQUIRE A PERMIT. Come see the vast color striations, twists, and formations - Rivaling the Wave in size, variety, and complexity making this one of the most photogenic stops in the Southwest. Lunch is provided


Duration: 5 hours Tour type: Guided

Group Sizes: 4

Ages: 8 and up

Permit required: No

What to bring: Hiking shoes, no less than 2 liters of water, snacks

What's provided: Transportation to the trail entrance and a yummy lunch will be provided




Six miles southeast of The Wave and Coyote Buttes is White Pocket. White Pocket is a group of domes and ridges that cover one square mile, and are just below a larger mesa lined by similar rocks. White Pocket consists of sandy plains that are sparsely covered in small trees and bushes. Rocks in other area formations are red in color, but there is a distinct difference in White Pocket. White Pocket rocks are light gray and white in color. Although the colors are contrasting, the thin layered strata and swirling are similar. There are also similar layers of erosive features.


Kanab Jeep Gladiator Rental

Kanab Jeep Gladiator Rental

New For 2022! Daily and Multi-day Jeep Rental


Bring some 4x4 off-road excitement to your adventure with the help of a brand new 2022 Jeep Gladiator that'll take you where your minivan can't.

Hop on miles of all-terrain routes throughout Zion National Park, and take in some rare vistas where most vehicles only dream to go.​




Kanab is the ideal destination for a Jeep Gladiator daily and multi-day rental. Getting you to hard to reach iconic geological formations nearby to cruising to the 4 surrounding National parks around us - Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon, and Escalante Grand Staircase - you'll wish you had it longer.