This is an intermediate to advanced 3.5-mile hike. There is some scrambling involved, climbing up at least 2 waterfalls. Get up-close views of 2 waterfalls. Duration: A few hours.

This hidden gem of a hike takes you into the Kanarraville slot canyons in southern Utah. After hiking a half a mile or so from the parking lot on a fairly open trail the canyon slots up, this is where the fun begins. Here you will have to walk through the water into the slot canyon, follow the water upstream the rest of the way. After another half mile you will be treated to a one of the coolest 15-foot waterfalls you will ever see. You will have to climb up a tree trunk/ladder to the right before you reach another boulder waterfall. Scramble up the canyon to the right to keep going for more cascading falls. You can keep going as far as you like, as the canyon opens up here or turn around and follow the same route back to the parking lot.

Parking is $10 that can be put into provided envelopes, and deposited into the mailbox (bring cash)

This canyon is located in the town of Kanarraville, north of Kolob Canyon, Utah. GPS Kanarraville, Utah, then as you drive into the downtown on Old US Hwy 91 (which becomes Main Street), look for E 100 N St and drive east three blocks until you reach the gated dirt road that heads up into the hills. Park in the lot to the left ( GPS 345 E 100 N St. Kanarraville, UT 84742)

Pack List

  • Cash for parking
  • Shoes with grip (shoes will get wet) OR tobbies (Japanese reef walking shoes)
  • Camera
  • Tripod (for slow shutter photos)
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RT Distance 3.5 Miles
Activities Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back


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Great hike.

This is a great hike! the canyon is beautiful and walking through the water is fun. A must do.


Loved this hike... if you hike further past the first waterfall there is a natural waterslide and a lot less people! Water is pretty cold even in the hot summer, just wait for your feet to numb and all will be well.

Perfect Little Hike

The only draw back to this hike was the crowds. Holy cow. We arrived early and got 2 minutes alone to photograph the falls and then the swarm came in.

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