Kanab

Last Updated: 16th Feb 2011

by – Alex McCarty, Tour Manager, North America

The town of Kanab, Utah, in many ways, is the town time forgot. Few places on the planet look the exact same now as they did centuries ago, but Kanab is one of them. A place where over 150 old-time western movies were filmed on location, Kanab still retains its small-town, Wild West flare, while also providing a haven for hikers, bikers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

This town is considered by many as the gateway to three major National Parks close by: Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon National Park (north rim).

Be careful not to blink as you’re coming into town, or you just might miss it. Then again, if your eyes are open, be prepared to have your breath taken away by the rugged, picturesque desert scenery.

Food and Drink

Frontier Movie Town is a living museum dedicated to the life of a cowboy on the range. Meals there are served ‘trail-style’ using Dutch ovens to prepare the food (as a cook would have on the dusty trail) and tin plates to serve the food (as the cowpokes would have used to eat off), and all chased down with a bit of lemonade or beer!

After dinner, take a stroll through the backyard, where on display you’ll find various set pieces from films like The Outlaw Josie Wales and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

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