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Why is winter the best time to come and visit Kanab?

Whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat, thrilling outdoor activities, or a chance to explore remarkable destinations, Kanab's winter season offers a delightful escape.

Escape the crowds and immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Kanab, Utah, during the winter months. From November to March, this off-season visit offers a unique and unforgettable experience with several enticing perks:

Less Crowded National Parks

Experience the wonder of iconic National Parks like Zion and Bryce Canyon with fewer visitors. Enjoy the tranquility and solitude as you explore the majestic landscapes and awe-inspiring vistas without the typical summer crowds.

Mild Temperatures and Sunshine

Kanab boasts mild winter temperatures and an abundance of sunny days, making outdoor activities enjoyable. With 256 days of sunshine on average per year, you'll have plenty of opportunities to soak in the natural beauty of the area.

Snow Sports Nearby

Located approximately 1.5 to 2 hours from Kanab, Brian Head Resort is a popular ski destination in Southern Utah. It offers a range of skiing and snowboarding opportunities with diverse terrain suitable for all skill levels. The resort typically operates from late November through March, depending on snow conditions.

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More Tours Available

The winter season opens up additional tour opportunities. Whether it's guided hiking, off-road excursions, or stargazing tours, you'll have a broader selection of experiences to choose from.

Marble Canyon Loop: A Winter Wonderland

Discover the beauty of Marble Canyon Loop, an incredible alternative to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. This loop journey takes you through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Kaibab National Forest, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Navajo Bridge, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and Toadstools. It's a breathtaking expedition that leads you back to Kanab, where you can enjoy a well-deserved dinner.

Improved Odds for WAVE Lottery

Increase your chances of winning the coveted WAVE lottery permit during the winter months. With fewer applicants, you have a better shot at securing the permit to experience the unique and otherworldly landscape of The Wave in Coyote Buttes North.

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