Frequently Asked Questions

Tickets can be purchased at the trailhead ONLY when it is staffed, and if they are not already sold-out online. During the peak season (April thru October) MOST DAYS sell out in advance so very few tickets will be available at the trailhead. Weekends can sell out more than a month in advance.

In the summer, the water depth is usually ankle to mid-calf. It is spring-fed so it remains cold throughout the year. You will be walking through streambeds and over rocks so wear comfortable hiking shoes with ankle support that you don’t mind getting wet. We recommend neoprene or wool socks to keep your feet warmer.

In the springtime, there can be snowmelt runoff which contributes to higher, colder, and faster-moving water. Dress warmly – even on hot days the temperatures in the slot canyon can be significantly cooler.

The Kanarra Falls hike lies on private land owned by the Utah School Trust Lands (SITLA) and the Town of Kanarraville manages the hike through a lease agreement. Ten percent of all funds collected go to Utah schools as administered by SITLA. The remainder pays for employee wages, utilities, supplies, and other maintenance costs.

The town’s water is safe. The creek that the hikers are in is Kanarra Creek and is irrigation water only. It comes from five different springs on Kanarra Mountain and there is water running in the creek year-round. The water is tested monthly and the levels are currently very safe due in part to your diligence in keeping the area free from trash and contamination.

The town’s culinary water is piped 40 to 50 feet underground to a separate spring. At that point it is piped to the water tank and treated. No surface water comes in contact with the town’s drinking water.

The Kanarra Falls Trail is open from dawn to dusk throughout the spring, summer and fall, and has limited hours during the winter. We will be staffed from March through November.
Staffing hours during the summer are 7am to 7pm every day. Reduced hours during the other months will be posted at the kiosk. If you arrive and the kiosk is closed, there is an outside drop box where you can deposit your fee/permit.

Children age 3 and under are free. All others pay $12 per person.

During the summer, children are welcome, although the hike can be long and arduous for the little ones. Know your abilities and limits and watch them closely, as there are many hazardous obstacles along the trail. When water levels are running high, small children are strongly discouraged, and even adults can be swept off their feet. With the nearest help an hour’s hike away, hypothermia or the slightest injury are real dangers. Use common sense and extreme caution at all times!

Absolutely No Pets! The trail hike and falls lie within a watershed which
supplies both drinking and irrigation water to the Town of Kanarraville and surrounding farms.
Leave pets at home – Kanarra Falls is the watershed for Kanarraville town. Human and animal
feces can cause contamination. Service animals are allowed but must be on a leash at all times
and cleaned up after. Comfort animals are not allowed.

While Kanarra Falls can be considered a family-friendly canyoneering excursion that doesn’t require special gear or climbing equipment, it can be challenging for anyone with physical limitations to continue on past the first falls. Remember there are several obstacles to climb up and over, slippery/uneven surfaces and a high ladder. The hike can be long and arduous, know your abilities and limits. When water levels are running high and adults can be swept off their feet. With the nearest help an hour’s hike away, hypothermia or the slightest injury are real dangers. Use common sense and extreme caution at all times!

Two Feet/Boot Washing Stations are located in the parking area. There is a water spigot for washing off your muddy boots and feet. Please do not wash mud off in the bathroom sinks.

Cell service is limited, coverage is spotty along the trail. If possible, hike with a companion and notify friends and relatives of your plans before you depart.

There is camping on BLM land for a map and directions see (https://www.blm.gov/office/cedar-city-field-office).

Frequently Asked Questions

We will be staffed from March 1, 2021 through the fall. Staffing hours during the summer are 7am to 7pm every day. Reduced hours in the spring and fall are 9am to 5pm. The hike is open during daylight hours.
Children age 3 and under are free. All others pay $12 per person.
If you purchased a ticket through this website, you will receive TWO emails. The first email is your receipt which will show the amount charged and today’s date (the date you purchased your ticket). The second email contains your actual ticket(s) which will show the date of your hike and a QR code (bar code) which will be scanned at the trailhead. You can print out your tickets or they can be scanned from your phone. If you have not received your emails within a few minutes of placing your order, check your spam folder. Otherwise, you can call Holly Hadley, Kanarra Falls Manager at (435) 590-7490, or email [email protected] and we can re-send them to you.
Tickets can be purchased at the trailhead ONLY when it is staffed, and if they are not already sold-out online. During the peak season (April thru October) MOST DAYS sell out in advance so very few tickets will be available at the trailhead. Weekends can sell out more than a month in advance.
In the summer, the water depth is usually ankle to mid-calf. It is spring-fed so it remains cold throughout the year. You will be walking through streambeds and over rocks so wear comfortable hiking shoes with ankle support that you don’t mind getting wet. We recommend neoprene or wool socks to keep your feet warmer. In the springtime, there can be snowmelt runoff which contributes to higher, colder, and faster-moving water. Dress warmly – even on hot days the temperatures in the slot canyon can be significantly cooler.
During the summer, children are welcome, although the hike can be long and arduous for the little ones. Know your abilities and limits and watch them closely, as there are many hazardous obstacles along the trail. When water levels are running high, small children are strongly discouraged, and even adults can be swept off their feet. With the nearest help an hour’s hike away, hypothermia or the slightest injury are real dangers. Use common sense and extreme caution at all times!

The Kanarra Falls hike lies on private land owned by the Utah School Trust Lands (SITLA) and the Town of Kanarraville manages the hike through a lease agreement.  Right off the top, 10% of all funds collected at this site go to Utah schools as administered by SITLA. The remainder pays for the following:

  • Employee wages to staff the kiosk
  • Utilities at the kiosk
  • Maintaining the website
  • Toilets, toilet supplies, cleaning, and dumping
  • Weed Control on leased property
  • Storm repairs and fencing
  • Signage
  • Garbage collection
  • Parking lot improvements
  • Street and community improvements as a result of increased traffic in Kanarraville

We’re sorry, pets are not allowed.  The trail hike and falls lie within a watershed which supplies both drinking and irrigation water to the Town of Kanarraville and surrounding farms.

The town’s water is safe. The creek that the hikers are in is Kanarra Creek and is irrigation water only. It comes from five different springs on Kanarra Mountain and there is water running in the creek year round. The water is tested monthly and the levels are currently very safe due in part to your diligence in keeping the area free from trash and contamination. 

The town’s culinary water is piped 40 to 50 feet underground to a separate spring. At that point it is piped to the water tank and treated. No surface water comes in contact with the towns drinking water.