Anyone who’s in the mood for a scenic mountain landscape and a small town with a history in film-making might want to consider getting an RV rental in Kanab, Utah. The beautiful surroundings have attracted many western filmmakers, and rightly so. Visitors will have miles and miles of untouched nature to explore; the closest large city is Las Vegas from your RV trailer rental in Kanab, and at about half that distance you’ll find Cedar City, rich with culture.
Kanab is somewhat of a hub of many of the national parks and forests of the Southwest and is fairly close to Dixie National Forest, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Grand Canyon National Park, to name a few, which makes it an ideal destination for those who want to experience what the great Utah outdoors have to offer. A little closer to home -- home being where you keep your RV rental in Kanab -- you can visit the small town of Big Water or the larger city of Hurricane with its canal and historical shopping district, both not too long of a drive. Even closer is Mount Carmel Junction, a former Virgin Anasazi settlement, and the U.S. Route 89 conveniently runs past where you’ve parked your luxury RV rental in Kanab.
The Great Outdoors of Kanab
There are so many parks and forests not far from your travel trailer rental in Kanab that it can be hard to choose which one to go to, but Zion National Park with its majestic cliffs and canyons is definitely a place to consider. This park has two visitor centers where you can learn how to have minimum impact on the fragile desert environment as well as visit a museum with permanent and temporary exhibits. For the daredevil, there are difficult trails with climbing opportunities, and if you brought the whole family, there are trails that require less effort too.
If you don’t mind some sand in your shoes, the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is a great place to spend some of your time. Here you will find fantastic sand dunes in pink, orange, and gold that can move up to 50 feet a year depending on the wind. The whole park is open for hiking, and most of it allows off-road vehicle driving. If you want a more relaxing experience, there are lots of rare insects and plants to look for, so don’t forget your glasses.
For those who haven’t had enough of the sand yet, the Sand Hollow State Park is pretty close to your motorhome rental in Kanab and offers gorgeous red sand dunes next to blue, warm water. Here you can both hike and swim, as well as go fishing or diving in the beautiful Sand Hollow Reservoir. The lake is large enough for water skiing as well as boating. When you’ve had enough adventure for a while, just find a nice spot in the sand for some relaxation in the sun.
RV Parks in Kanab
One of the great things about having an RV rental in Kanab, UT, is that there are so many nice RV parks to choose from, whether you want to stay in town or prefer to be a bit farther away. Kanab RV Corral is a park that not only is close to town, but it has RV hookups, laundry facilities, and showers. There’s a swimming pool for either relaxing or exercising, and the Wi-Fi is high speed, helpful for conversations with friends and family back home.
Crazy Horse RV Park is another option for the whole family. Here’s something for everyone: full hookups for your RV, a swimming pool for playing and shaded sites if you have had enough of the sun. There are also showers, a laundromat, and a game room. There are several grocery stores and gas stations in Kanab to keep both you and your RV rental fueled up and happy.
Exploring the Town of Kanab
Parking your camper rental in Kanab and going for a walk is a great idea since the town is bursting with history and culture. There are art galleries, and for those more interested in movies and film-making, especially the western genre, there’s the Little Hollywood Museum. Here you can explore original historical movie sets once used by great western actors such as Clint Eastwood. You can even take part in re-enactments, perfect for the movie buff.
For those who want to visit an earlier part of the history of Kanab, there’s the Kanab Heritage Museum. Here you can learn about what is said to have been the first all-woman city council in the country, as well as look at many photographs. There are also loads of artifacts to give you an idea of everyday life in earlier times. There are even other historic buildings to visit; soon you’ll know Kanab’s history like the back of your hand.
Should you want to go even farther back in time, Moqui Cave is a natural history museum with both Native American artifacts as well as a large collection of dinosaur tracks. Here you can see arrowheads, ceremonial pots, and working tools of the Anasazi and Navajo Indians, that is when you’ve had enough of all the unique fluorescent rocks and minerals from around the world which are also on display.
The town also has a large variety of food to offer: everything from fast food to fine dining, from American steaks to Chinese, Mexican and Italian cuisines - with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options too. It’s not often that you find such a small town with such a big heart, so you’d better book an RV in Kanab right now in order not to miss such a unique experience.