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May and June are beautiful months to be exploring southern Utah around Kanab. The warm afternoons are great for swimming and playing in the water and the cool mornings and evenings are perfect for hiking, biking, and riding ATVs. In this week’s blog we will share some of our favorite spring and early summer activities around Kanab.

Families love to explore and play in the sand dunes around cave all year long, but spring and early summer is the best time of year to play and ride ATVs on the sand dunes at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. In spring and early summer the weather is just about perfect most days for exploring the sand dunes around Kanab. Families with small children will love playing in the sand and looking for beetles and lizards as they explore the sand dunes. Families with older children will want to bring their ATVs or jeeps to drive around the sand dunes and do some off-roading. Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is just 30 minutes north of Kanab and is one of our favorite activities to do as a family in May and June.

Johnson Canyon, Hog Canyon, and Kanab Canyon are all great canyons for families to explore just outside of Kanab. All of these canyons have great dirt roads for off-roading with your jeep or OHV. All three of these canyons have great scenery and historic sites to enjoy while you explore. There are also small hikes if you want to do a little hiking while you explore these beautiful canyons.

June is a great month to explore slot canyons. The shade and water in many of these slot canyons is a great way to stay cool during the warm afternoons during the month of June and some of the deepest slot canyons in the United States are just south of Kanab. Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon are two of the deepest and longest slot canyons in the United States and they are easy to access from Kanab.

Swimming and playing in the pool is another great early summer activity for families. The private swimming pool at Grand Plateau Lodge in Kanab is perfect for families who love to swim and play in the water during warm afternoons and the private hot tub is great for families to relax in the evenings.

We hope to see you this summer at Grand Plateau Lodge in Kanab for some summer vacation fun!

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