From Sunrise to Sunset: A Day in the Life at a Hotel Canyon in Utah
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From Sunrise to Sunset: A Day in the Life at a Hotel Canyon in Utah

When it comes to planning a vacation, everyone likes to have some kind of schedule to follow. There is so much to do in Southern Utah that you can't possibly get to it all without a plan in place. Keep reading for the best way to spend a day at The Canyons Lodge and how you can make the most out of your time in Kanab! 


Hike The Toadstool Hoodoos


Start your day at a canyon lodge with an early morning hike at the Toadstool Hoodoos. The hike is located between Kanab, Utah, and Page, Arizona, roughly about 45 minutes out of town. If you are an early bird who loves seeing the sunrise, this hike will be perfect for you. The Toadstool Hoodoo hike is ideal for beginner hikers and is an excellent opportunity for those who want an easy workout first thing in the morning. 


On this hike, you will experience one-of-a-kind mushroom-shaped rock formations that are in various shapes, stunning colors, and sizes. Since this is only a two-mile hike, it's ideal for families with kids; they will quickly wear themselves out exploring the unique hoodoos. This hike can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours, depending on how often you stop to take in the views. This hike makes for a fantastic morning hike because the sunrise lights the hoodoos up perfectly. Start this hike around 5 a.m. to witness the best sunrise of your life. 


Grab Breakfast 

After witnessing what we are sure will be the most beautiful sunrise of your life, head back to Kanab for a bite to eat at one of the many unique eateries.

If a buffet is more your style, you can head back to The Canyons Hotel has a beautiful breakfast buffet that changes daily. Each meal is locally sourced with scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes, bacon, sausage, and a variety of other breakfast foods to satisfy any craving! 


If you would rather enjoy a fresh cup of coffee with a bagel and a good book, take a walk down to Kanab Bakery for just that! The aroma of freshly baked bread and pastries creates a space for comfort and relaxation.


Check Out Hollywood's History

If you didn't already know, Kanab Utah played a massive role in Hollywood. Many famous movies such as The Lone Ranger TV show and The Lone Ranger movie, My Friend Flicka, and many John Wayne films were filmed in or near Kanab, Utah. Just 10 miles out of town, you can visit the Johnson Canyon Movie Set, where you can see the set of many different films. This adventure takes around an hour, leaving you with plenty of time to move on with the perfect day in life at a hotel canyon in Utah!


Play A Round of Golf

Next, you'll want to head to Thunderbird Golf Course to play 9-holes and enjoy the sunshine and beautiful views Carmel Junction offers. Thunderbird Golf Course is the only course for 60+ miles and the perfect place to enjoy good company and a slice of "ho-made" pie at the end of your round.


Head to the Pool 

After a morning and afternoon of exploring, head back to The Canyons Lodge, which has a state-of-the-art pool for you to relax in or by after your adventuring in and near Kanab! The pool is open to any guest of The Canyons Collection and can be enjoyed in the Summer months of Utah. 



After taking a nap in your cozy room, you will be hungry for something good to eat! Head to The Canyons Collection's farm-to-table restaurant Sego where you can get a one-of-a-kind Prickly Pear Margarita or a locally brewed beer and a hearty meal that is guaranteed to satisfy any taste buds! 


Ending the perfect day at a hotel canyon in Utah is well worth the adventure you had that day! You can get a good night's rest in your cozy luxury room and head out for your tour of Zion National Park or Bryce Canyon, or you can enjoy another relaxing day shopping in the many different locally owned shops in Kanab. 



Crafting the perfect day in Kanab, Utah, is easy when you follow a guide, and we've just provided you with the masterpiece itinerary. From witnessing the awe-inspiring sunrise at the Toadstool Hoodoos to savoring a delightful breakfast at one of Kanab's unique eateries, you've already had the best day ever near a hotel canyon. Exploring Hollywood's history in this scenic town and playing a round of golf at Thunderbird Golf Course are experiences that add to your day. Remember to unwind at The Canyons Lodge's state-of-the-art pool before indulging in a farm-to-table feast at Sego restaurant. With each adventure, your perfect day unfolds in the heart of Utah's breathtaking landscapes. Whether you choose to continue exploring or relax, you've woven unforgettable memories into your stay at a hotel canyon in Utah.



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236 North 300 West
Kanab, UT 84741


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