Welcome to Kanab, Utah
Kanab is often referred to as “the greatest Earth on show,” and rightly so. Centrally located (within a 90-minute drive of nearly every attraction and adventure that southern Utah has to offer), Kanab serves as the destination for everything visitors and adventure seekers hope to do. The city is also called Little Hollywood because of its Western film and TV history over the years.
Stop by the Kanab Visitor Center for insider tips on how to plan your trip and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Field Office to participate in the lottery for a permit to visit the North Coyote Buttes area of Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Located on the Utah-Arizona border, this area is home to The Wave, one of the most popular geological points of interest in southern Utah.
Local activities and events include world-class hiking, marathons, car shows, Western legend tributes, movie sets such as Little Hollywood Land, and the annual Amazing Earthfest. And when you’re done with all of that, enjoy a bite to eat at one of the many dining experiences Kanab has to offer.
Getting to the Roadhouse and Mercantile
McCarran International Airport (LAS), located in Las Vegas, is the closest major airport to Kanab. Driving from Las Vegas to Kanab takes roughly four hours. (Please note that Kanab is on Mountain Time, one hour later than Nevada and California, which are on Pacific Time.)
St. George Regional Airport (SGU) in St. George, Utah, is a municipal airport offering flights between St. George and Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Denver and Phoenix. Driving from St. George to Kanab takes roughly 1.5 hours.
Kanab Municipal Airport is in Kane County, Utah, two miles south of the city of Kanab. For those interested in arriving by helicopter, the coordinates are:
37-00-37.8410N / 112-31-53.3200W, 37-00.630683N / 112-31.888667W, 37.0105114 / -112.5314778
There’s a variety of car rental companies in Las Vegas and St. George. Xpress Rent-a-Car offers rental cars in Kanab.
The St. George Shuttle is available between Las Vegas and St. George.
There is no public transportation in Kanab. The Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile is in the main part of Kanab and within walking distance of many restaurants and attractions.
Important: In the interest of safety, and to avoid fines, please observe speed limits. Also, mule deer are plentiful in the area from fall through spring, so take care when driving — particularly from dusk to dawn.