Kanarra Falls Slot Canyon Tour
Kanarra Falls Slot Canyon Tour Highlights
The Kanarra Creek Canyon just outside the Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park, a 40-minute drive North from St George Utah, is a great little hike for those in quest of a perfectly incredible, multi-hued, twisting and turning slot canyon to hike and to photograph! Access to Kanarra Creek makes this hike the perfect stop for the amateur looking for professional photo opportunities. There are two exciting “obstacles” (waterfalls to navigate!) within the narrows that may or may not give you a fun challenge!! Both are excellent photo opportunities!! The photographer in you will have plenty of eye candy and memories that won’t soon be forgotten!
We’ll begin our hike in the town of Kanarraville, which makes the approach relatively short, but be ready for some uphill hiking. The travel up the creek is done in and out of a pristine gentle flowing creek bed and through a narrow canyon with walls of multi-colored sandstone reflecting and glowing with the ever-changing light. All the while you move on accompanied by the musical gurgling of the creek! Just a short distance up the canyon the first 10′ high waterfall pops into sight! Further travel upstream we are greeted by the second 10’ waterfall!! Hiking up the creek for another half-mile, we come to a perfect area for our picnic lunch enhanced by the spectacular surroundings and a good appetite!! Returning back downstream often provides the best photos as the sunlight filtering through the fluted canyon seems to create translucency in the rock. Breathtaking!! Be prepared with shoes that are sticky and rugged, or water shoes, and also be sure to have warm clothing for the shaded and cool travel in the narrows depending on the time of the year!
Distance – 3.5 miles (5.6 km) roundtrip to the 1st waterfall, 3.7 miles (6.0 km) roundtrip to the 2nd waterfall
Approximate hiking time – 3-5 hours
Difficulty – Moderate
Challenges – cold water, climbing, ladders
Please try to book this tour in advance (two weeks or more) so we are able to secure entry tickets to the Canyon for you!
Kanarra Falls Slot Canyon Excursion
Departure Time: Approx. 7:00 AM
Return Time: Approx. 5:00/6:00 PM
Note: Be prepared with shoes that are sticky and rugged, or water shoes, and also be sure to have warm clothing for the shaded and cool travel in the narrows depending on the time of the year.
- Plenty of photo opportunities!
- Lunch (your choice of sandwich)
- Entry Fee
- Unlimited bottled water
- Roasted Turkey
- Ham & Cheese
- Roast Beef
What You Should Bring
- Hat or Sunglasses
- Lip balm
What You Should Wear
Dress for the weather – dressing in layers always best