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Introducing Southern Utah’s Kane County

 

 

By: Beth Higham | Posted on: 26 Apr 2018

With more than 100 new hotel rooms, camping sites and cabins plus new tours, adventures, culinary experiences and some notable anniversaries, Kane County is one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in the US state of Utah.


Representing the best of both the Rocky Mountains and the Desert Southwest, Kane County is home to breathtaking landscapes including Grand Stair-case-Escalante National Monument, Coral Pink Sand Dunes and Kodachrome Basin State Parks, Lake Powell, Hole-in-the-Rock, the quaint city of Kanab and the largest animal sanctuary in the United States.


Try These Two New Adventures...


East Zion Jeep Tours: Offering guided jeep tours through the backcountry of Zion National Park, with a new fleet of highly customised Jeeps that boast top notch suspension for the best possible comfort and open seating for panoramic viewing opportunities. Taking travellers to lesser-known areas of the park, tours are available to coincide with sunset or to offer adventurous visitors the option to combine a jeep excursion with a breath-taking rappel into one of Zion’s major slot canyons. Expert guides lead the tour and educate participants about the flora, fauna, history, and geology of the region. www.eastzionjeeptours.com


Nipple Mountain Ranch Tour: Visitors can take an ATV tour on a real working ranch surrounded by the cliffs of Grand Staircase, Ancient Native Sites cabins, the Historic Monkey House and Mollies Nipple, a Navajo Sandstone landmark. Typically lasting six-seven hours, tours include lunch and offer active adventurers the opportunity to explore the Old West on four wheels with stops at locations including Nipple Ranch Meadows, The Rock House and Native petroglyphs. www.nmrtours.com


Don’t Miss – Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park...
 While Utah’s Mighty 5® National Parks often steal the spotlight, state parks such as Coral Pink Sand Dunes should be on every Utah visitors bucket list. Celebrating its 55th anniversary in 2018, the park boasts breath-taking coral-hued sand dunes set amidst a backdrop of red sandstone cliffs. Estimated to be between 10-15,000 years old and shifting as much as 50 feet per year, the dunes are now a popular location for activities such as ATV rides, sand-boarding, fatbiking and hiking. www.stateparks.utah.gov/parks/coral-pink


Learn to Cook Like a Local...
Dutch Oven Cooking Classes - New for 2018, guests and visitors of Zion Ponderosa Ranch can learn to cook like the locals, Dutch oven style. www.zionponderosa.com/dining-services