Home » 2003 Cross Country Road Trip

Kanab - Kanab RV Corral, UT

Friday, July 18, 2003 - 8:30am by Lolo
66 miles and 1.5 hours from our last stop - 1 night stay


If you've ever watched old westerns in the movies or on TV, you've probably seen Kanab. The rugged scenery surrounding Kanab has been used so often as a Hollywood set for westerns that it is the image that probably most of America has of the "Wild West."

They're really into the cowboy thing here--even our campground in town was called an RV "corral." Although we were corralled in pretty close to our fellow RVers, it really was a very nice campground with one of the nicest campground pools I've ever experienced. We spent the afternoon lounging around the pool, planning our next day assault on Lake Powell.


Kanab's location on U.S. 89 in Southern Utah makes it a popular stopover for people traveling to the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, and Lake Powell, which are all within an hour and a half drive.

The beautiful scenery surrounding the small town of Kanab has made it the site of more than 150 western movies and TV series, such as Gunsmoke, The Lone Ranger, and F Troop. However, since most of the sets are located on private land, they are somewhat difficult to visit.

maurice harrigan on April 30, 2006

Go to Best Friends animal Sanctuary in Kanab and visit 100's of rescued animals. Adopt one!! :)

Pat on February 21, 2009

Absolutely one of the most inspiring places to visit if you love animals. Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is the nations largest no kill animal sanctuary. Their work is truly phenominal and will touch your heart. There are tours of the sanctuary that you can sign up for and if you have time you can volunteer at most any of the animal centers. They have two RV slots right now and numerous cabins and cottages for rental. If you stay in the cottages you can even pick a dog from the sanctuary for a sleepover at the cottage. Their website is www.Bestfriends.org. Enjoy.

Kanab - Kanab RV Corral location map in "high definition"

Javascript is required to view this map.