The Best Motorcycle Rides – Kanab, Utah

Motorcycle Rides Kanab

Why motorcycle rides Kanab, Utah? Here are just a few of the reasons. It’s a small town in southern Utah. You may never have heard of it. But Kanab is ground zero for some of the best motorcycle rides in the country. The reason? There are National Parks, National Monuments, and National Forests in almost every direction from Kanab.

Here is a short list of the major places near Kanab. By near, I mean less than a day. In fact, if you are one of those types that like to take in as many sites in a day as humanly possible. Kanab is your place.

  • Zion National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument
  • Grand Canyon National Park (The North Rim)
  • Vermillion Cliffs National Monument
  • Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument
  • Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Where to Stay in Kanab

Use Kanab as a base camp for your motorcycle rides Kanab adventure. There are a lot of choices of Motels. The price range varies depending on what accommodations you are looking for. Most are along Hwy 89 which runs north and south through the town. You should make reservations during peak times. Peak times are in the summer.

An alternative to using Kanab as a base camp. If you have the time to make plans, consider this. Plan to stay in the lodges of the three major National Parks. Zion, Bryce Canyon, and the Grand Canyon (north rim). To me, that would be the ultimate trip, either on bikes or by car. The problem, of course, will be getting reservations. It won’t be easy but it will be well worth it. If you can’t get all three, try two.

Kanab Dining and Night Life

Kanab is Mormon country. The locals can be quite reserved. That’s not to say you can’t have a good time but you have to look a little harder.

Here are some of my favorites in no particular order.

  • Ironhorse Restaurant and Saloon
  • Houston’s Trail’s End
  • Rocking V Café
  • Sego Restaurant
  • Escobars Mexican Restaurant

Motorcycle Rides Kanab– Getting Organized

When you arrive in Kanab I recommend scouting out the town. And then get maps. There are hundreds of mile of roads you will want to cover. Getting organized can make the difference between a so so time and the best motorcycle rides ever.

This is part one of a multipart article. Much like Gatlinburg, Kanab, or the vicinity, is worth all the time you can spend.

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