Kanab is located on the western Colorado Plateau. Kanab has a borderline Mediterranean climate (Köppen Csa), more typical of exposed regions around Arizona’s Mogollon Rim. The city is rather wetter, especially during the winter months, and hotter than the typical Mountain West cool semi-arid climate. The dry spring season from April to June is warm to hot during the day and very clear but the hot sun and thin air typical of Utah mean that nights remain cool and frosts can occur even in May.

For proximity to the great outdoors, the small southwestern Utah town of Kanab (pop. 5,400) can’t be beat. At the heart of the “Grand Circle,” Kanab is central to major outdoor attractions such as Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, plus a host of lesser-known scenic wonders. The Kanab area’s unparalleled beauty and Old West heritage have long served as a backdrop for western films and television. Kanab is also home to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the largest in the United States.