“As the Great Spirit was building the mighty Rocky Mountains of North America, His toe caught on one of the tall peaks, and He fell. Below him, the earth’s tender surface was torn open and created a Grand Canyon. As he arose, the Great Spirit raised his Mighty Hand and caused the earth’s surface to erupt into convoluted heaps of folds, wrinkles and Grand Stair Steps.
The Great Spirit paused and was pleased with His changing creation. Great care and much time were taken to organize and beautify the face of the earth lying around Him. He sent the inland sea of Southern Utah away, which revealed the great rocks of the earth rising into incredible pillars, spires and natural bridges. The land was shaped with His myriad snake canyons of Lake Powell, the colorful steps of the Grand Staircase, and undulating sandstone formations of Coyote Buttes. And of course: The Grand Canyon.
On the final day of his Creation, the Great Spirit created his greatest work of all. From the dust of the Earth, he formed Man, to have joy.”
When you think you’ve seen it all, come to Southern Utah. Intimate and unspoiled, a rugged epicenter of adventure with beauty to spare. The uncrowded spectacle of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, the towering pinnacles of Zion National Park, the bizarre hoodoos and rock amphitheaters of Bryce Canyon, the stark solitude of the 1-million-acre expanse of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, the beautiful water slot canyons of Lake Powell, and numerous other remarkable locations are all waiting to be seen. Southern Utah has the highest concentration of natural wonders found anywhere on earth; there’s colors out here they don’t even have names for.
We invite visitors from around the world to come explore the countless treasures here. The year-round possibilities are endless- in fact, most visitors leave here feeling they needed much more time.
Whatever your choice of adventure — from back country hiking, mule and horse treks, bicycling, canyoneering, ATV expeditions, watching a local rodeo or sight-seeing along our many Scenic Byways and Backways – your bucket list will soon be overflowing!
Come, stay awhile, let the red rock dirt get in your shoes and in your heart. The magical beauty of this unspoiled wild region will stay with you forever.
Stop into our Visitor Center located at 78 South 100 East in Kanab and visit with our friendly visitor center hosts, they will be more than happy to tell you about many of the hidden canyons, secret campsites, quiet trails and best places to eat while in the area. Be sure to visit our website as well; where you can find information about local guides, dining and lodging, trails, events, travel tips and much, much more! You can find it all at visitsouthernutah.com.
We hope to see you soon!