82 miles E of St. George, 303 miles S of Salt Lake City, 79 miles N of the Grand Canyon
Another southern Utah town founded by Mormon pioneers sent by Brigham Young in the 1870s, Kanab is best known for its starring role in the movies and on TV. This is the Wild West many of us recognize from old TV shows like Gunsmoke, The Lone Ranger, Death Valley Days, and F Troop; and on the big screen in Buffalo Bill, Sergeants Three, Bandolero, and The Outlaw Josey Wales.
But Kanab (4,925 ft. elevation) lives on more than just memories of the Old West: It's also a stopping point for travelers on their way to southern Utah's major sights. Visitors coming from Arizona are likely to pass through on their way to Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks. And with the Grand Canyon's north rim directly to the south, Kanab is a good choice for a home base. True, none of these natural wonders are all that close to Kanab, but in Utah terms, they're "just around the corner."