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“Kanarraville Creek”
Review of Kanarra Creek

Kanarra Creek
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great hiking through a small stream/creek. Very young children will have difficulty. I would recommend 7 or older.

Moderately busy in late May.

Water was still fairly cold (high 50's).

Free parking is available about 4 blocks away (west) @ City Hall. Parking @ Trailhead is $10.

Port-a-potties are available @ the trailhead and @ the city park next to City Hall.

7  Thank mercinary
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Just got back from doing this hike a few days ago.The slot sections are very nice and the not so tight areas are nice too, but not so impressive. I was hoping for a lot of ice to walk on and got it in the wider sections with slower currents. Unfortunately, in the slot sections the current is faster and there was little ice, just really cold water. Thick Neoprene socks would be recommended.

Parking is a bit of a bummer and the hike in from parking takes a bit of time and energy. You can park for free at the town hall but then it's an even longer hike. The second ladder at the second waterfall is completely smashed so at least for now you can't get past it unless you want to climb up while getting slammed with icy cold water. I saw no one else, so if you want solitude go in Winter. Only 4 stars because although the slot sections are beautiful, they are shorter than I expected.

Thank Nicholas L
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

The start of the hike in Kanarraville Utah (just north of the Kolob Section of Zion NP) is easy to find. The hike itself is straightforward and beautiful. There are some nice falls to climb, slides to play on, and slot canyons to admire.

The ten dollar parking fee imposed by the town is a blatant ripoff. It might not be so bad if the toilet facilities were cleaned and stocked on a regular basis. The two port-a-potties were pretty disgusting the weekday that I visited.

The hike is regularly crowded. If n ot for the crowds and the poor facilities I would have given it a better rating. It's a nice hike for the family.

2  Thank Shawn H
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

This was an awesome experience with the entire family. You start off on a dirt hiking trail which leads to a creek. Once you reach the creek, it is your choice whether you want to hike the dirt trail or hike in the creek. The majority of the creek is less than 1 foot deep, but it can get up to about 3 feet deep in certain sections. I definitely recommend this hike during the summer because the creek water will keep you cool. There are a few small water falls you can reach the deeper you hike up the creek. Two of the water falls require you to climb up some make-shift ladders, so be careful, especially with your children. This was a beautiful hike which the kids absolutely loved, this is by far a much better hike than Emerald Pools in Zion. Be prepared to pay $10 for parking, but there is no park entrance fee.

***Be very careful if you decide to hike within the creek and then start hiking on the dirt trail as it can become very slippery especially when walking on rocks or downhill. I fell on the way down from the hike and landed on a jagged rock causing me to get 20 stitches on my arm.

55  Thank FitTeacher
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

This hike is close to the North Kolob Canyon section of Zions. You take I-15 and exit at the Kanarraville exit and go into the town. On the main street about XX South you turn left at a sign that says River hike. There’s a parking lot at the end of the road with a self pay station that costs $10. There’s signs in the neighborhood around the parking area that say no parking, tow away zone. It was a hot summer day. Wear water shoes and maybe even a swim suit or quick dry shorts. The beginning of this hike is along a hot, dry road. Stick with it. It crosses the creek a couple of times before it starts to parallel the creek. It was morning and the water was icy cold until it got warmer. All the way to the end, we were avoiding being in the water since the water was so cold. All the way back, it was a lot warmer and it felt good to be in the water. You can avoid getting more than your feet wet until the second ladder. You eventually get to the first ladder after going through a really good slot cancyon. The ladder has rungs nailed across a lot with big sturdy nails. A couple of the rungs are missing, but the big nails are still there, so you can use them as you climb up. About a half mile after the first ladder, you pass a place that makes a good water slide. It’s a little waterfall area with a flat rock surface that you can slide down. The bank there has some good sitting rocks and we ate lunch there while a few of the people in our group played on the slide. You enter another slot canyon and you finally reach the second ladder. It is a little deeper here. The waterfall hits directly on the ladder and you could get wet here. It really only hits your knees and you don’t get too wet. A few people in our party decided to wait it out and not go up. We saw a couple with a year old baby in a backpack come down that ladder. It’s really not as bad as it looks. It goes farther in the slot canyon and opens up a bit. We turned around after talking to some people coming back that said there wasn’t really anything else interesting past there. It took us about 4 ½ hours including eating lunch. It was quite hot on that final dirt road section just before the parking lot. This was a great hike for a hot summer day.

20  Thank StaceyM
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