Kanarra Creek

Kanarra Creek
aka: Kanarra Falls

Zion National Park

          Kanarra Creek offers dramatic scenery, majestic narrows, a fun hike, wading and a few scrambling problems to spice up your adventure. Most novice hikers can easily visit the bottom portion of canyon. A minor touch of climbing or athletic skill is required to visit the entire canyon.

          Kanarra Creek is an extremely radiant and photogenic slot canyon located just outside the Kolob Section of Zion National Park. The canyon offers an abundance of opportunities for the shutterbug to get that perfect slot canyon photograph.

Circle of Friends:
          Kanarra Creek is part of the "Circle of Friends" program. Members of the "Circle of Friends" have access to more specific information, explicit route information, GPS waypoints, trailhead location and detailed maps.  If you would like more information on joining the "Circle of Friends" visit the sign up page.

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1st major obstacle in Kanarra Creek The family at the beginning of the Kanarra Creek slot

General Information:
          Kanarra Creek is a semi-technical canyoneering adventure. This canyon is remarkably photogenic. It is possible for novice hikers and families to visit the lower section of slot canyon. Those who want to visit the entire canyon and upper slot will need at least one experienced hiker or rock climber along to help defeat a few minor obstacles.

          Kanarra Creek is the water supply for the town of Kanarraville. Please pick up all trash, avoid all water pipes and keep the water clean or we will lose this route to hiking.

          Kanarra Creek is rated 2C II using the Canyon Rating System. You do not need a Zion backcountry permit for this canyon because it is located outside the National Park. Kanarra Creek has a moderate flash flood danger. Check the weather report before entering the slot canyon.

Entering the Kanarra Creek slot canyon Playing on the waterslide.

Trailhead Information:
          The Kanarra Creek Trailhead is accessible to all vehicles in all weather conditions. The road to the trailhead is paved. A car shuttle is not required for this adventure.

2nd major obstacle in Kanarra Creek Beginning of the 2nd section of slot canyon

No Dogs Allowed:
          PLEASE!!! do not take your dog. This drainage is Kanarraville's drinking water. If the water quality drops below the health department standard the canyon will be closed to all visitors. The no dog rule is not because the town hates dogs, its to protect the water supply.

The trail to the slot canyon Hiking Kanarra Creek slot canyon

          Enjoy a short video of Kanarra Creek.


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