Fun, Interesting, Easy Hike. The Toadstools. Southern Utah

Fun, Interesting, Easy Hike. The Toadstools. Southern Utah

Want to spend a couple of hours on another planet, or at least feel like it? Welcome to the ToadStools.

Geology takes front and center stage here.

Located along U.S. 89 in the Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument (SW Utah), the Toadstools trailhead leads to a series of mushroom-like formations of orange and white rocks. Kids and adults alike will have fun on this “other worldly” trek. The route is .8 miles each way, level, and easy walking.
Like a giant layer cake, the Escalante Staircase was so named thanks to the immense sequence of its sedimentary rock layers ranging from Bryce Canyon in the north to the Grand Canyon in the south.

A toadstool is a spire-like feature with a boulder perched atop a pedestal rock, like a mushroom, which forms when a softer rock erodes away, leaving a column sheltered from the elements. Slightly different from the HooDoos of Bryce Canyon National Park.

You can stretch your legs on the jaunt from Kanab to Lake Powell or stick around and find other trails like the nearby Catstair.

The trail is open year-round and fees/permits are not required. The entire hike is exposed, so avoid going in the middle of the day during the summer. Otherwise, spring through fall are excellent times to hike here. The area is dog-friendly.

Park at the trailhead off of Highway 89, 45 miles east of Kanab, 12 miles west of Big Water. There is a small parking area right off the Highway with an information board.
GPS Coordinates
(37.101310, -111.873169)

 

A Highly Recommended Slot Canyon Day Trip in Kanab, Utah.

A Highly Recommended Slot Canyon Day Trip in Kanab, Utah.

Peekaboo Slot Canyon! A Southern Utah classic! This is such a great slot canyon. Close to town with cool photography shots similar to the famous but overcrowded, Antelope Canyon. And now even better! Jeff and Julie at Coral Cliffs Tours, an awesome local family tour company has just added a Peekaboo Slot Canyon tour every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday morning. Just $55 per person, about half of the other private tour companies in town. Wow!
Just in case you are wondering – you do not want to try and get yourself there unless you have a HIGH CLEARANCE four wheel drive and KNOW how to drive in deep sand! Just because your Subaru is 4WD, it is to low. Jeff and Julie have to drag someone out of there almost every week. Don’t do it.
A tour guide can drive you right to the mouth of this easy walking Slot Canyon. The morning light is really nice for good photos, you may want a tripod though.
The top photo is me and my sis last summer. We go as often as we can. Different lighting means a different show every time.

The Needle, Kanab, Utah

After you explore this little canyon, come out the the mouth of the slot, go around the corner to the left and up the short trail to “The Needle”.

Awesome formation and more great photos. You are gonna love this place!

Call Jeff and Julie at Coral Cliffs Tours – 435-899-0697 or 801-631-3500

Where To Stay in Southern Utah

Where To Stay in Southern Utah

We spent a year of everything we had creating a Unique place to be in Kanab, Utah

The Western Star Bungalow is a great little Vacation Rental and a large labor of love. Our guests have left us rave reviews and we think you will too. We love Kanab’s old Western Movie making history. The house pays homage to that era in oh so many ways. The bedrooms are Cowboys and Indians of course and lots of old movies star photograph to enjoy. Just a couple of things you will love about The Western Star!

Check out our website for all the info. Up to date calendar, prices, lots of photos plus all of our favorite things to do while in our neck of the woods. www.MyStarVR.com

 

 

 

The Grand Canyon and Cookies, The Perfect Combination! Kanab, Utah

The Grand Canyon and Cookies, The Perfect Combination! Kanab, Utah

I know you want to get to Grand Canyon, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, but wait – Stop at Jacob Lake (Not really a lake, just a gas station, restaurant and Lodge. Named for the founder Jacob Lake) on the way. The Lodge there has famous cookies! They usually have a great selection of awesome cookies. I love the “Cookie on a Cloud”. Grab a few for enjoying at the Rim

The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is about 1.25 hrs drive South of Kanab, Yet we are still the closest town of any size to this more remote treasure!

Because of its remoteness, the North Rim hosts only 10% of the annual 5 million international visitors. Thus, the North Rim offers a very different, more personal experience. Want to watch the sun set over the Grand Canyon in solitude? Then North Rim is for you!

he Grand Canyon, USA-2

 

The Worlds Top Ten Amazing Slot Canyons – 5 Are In Southern Utah!!

The Worlds Top Ten Amazing Slot Canyons – 5 Are In Southern Utah!!

We love Slot Canyons around here! What’s not to love? Soaring red rock walls, narrow crevices and looking up into blue skies. There are plenty to choose from around here. But even so, I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this Youtube video the other day –
The Top Ten Amazing Slot Canyons Around the World
Five of the top ten are within 1-2 hrs of us here in Kanab, Utah!

Here’s the list –

10-Oneonta Gorge Canyon,Oregon, United States
09-The Colored Canyon, Sinai,Egypt
08-Spooky Gulch, Utah, United States
07-Buckskin Gulch, Utah, United States
06-Weano Gorge,Western Australia
05-The Virgin River Narrows, Utah, United States
04-Echidna Chasm,Western Australia
03-The Subway, Utah, United States
02-Siq Canyon,Jordan
01-Antelope Canyon, Arizona, United States

Come explore the Slots of Southern Utah, but be warned, they get in your blood, you’ll be back for more!

Little Hollywood Shootout – Kanab Utah

Little Hollywood Shootout – Kanab Utah

Quick-turnaround film competition. Starts at High noon April 4th

The unmistakable scenery of the Kanab area has made this part of southern Utah a favorite destination for filmmakers since the 1930’s. Building on this filmmaking history, the annual “Little Hollywood Shootout,” is taking place at the historic Parry Lodge in Kanab, Utah starting on April 4, 2018. The “shootout” is a quick-turnaround film competition offering filmmakers the challenge of producing a short film with Kanab locations as the backdrop.

A fun video from last year – wrong dates for this year though –

Teams will have 49.5 hours to write, direct, edit, and complete a short five-minute film. Film submissions are due at 1:30 pm on Friday, April 6, 2018 either in person or online. The shootout films will then be premiered at a community screening and awards ceremony in the evening on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Crescent Moon Theater in Kanab.

Prospective filmmakers of all ages from beginners to veterans are invited to take part in the challenge. Primary filming locations are required to take place in Kane County but editing and post-production can take place at the participants desired location. Two divisions are available for participants with one category intended for novice filmmakers of all ages looking to gain experience and the other division is designed for competitors who have experience in film production.

Community members and participants are strongly encouraged and invited to attend the screening and awards ceremony. For more information about the Little Hollywood Shootout or to register your team, visit www.littlehollywoodshootout.org or call 435-899-0443.

What’s The Weather Like In Southern Utah?

What’s The Weather Like In Southern Utah?

The number one question on everyone’s mind –

What’s the weather going to be like for my vacation!? While no one can make promises day to day, history is a fairly good judge.
Kanab has LOTS of sunny beautiful days. Don’t let the the blue precipitation bars in the graph below worry you, notice the measurement on the side – it never goes over 2 inches!

The Weather for the National Parks here in general:
Grand Canyon North Rim – cooler than you might think due to elevation.
Zion Canyon – will always be the warmest of our three National Parks. But never shy away from Zion on a rainy day, it’s my favorite! You will see beautiful waterfalls that never exist on dry days!
Bryce Canyon – is also very high in elevation and will be the coolest of the three. Winds can be pretty darn cold in the winter and early spring.

Polygamists and Music, That’s what Hildale, Utah has in common May 5, 2018

Polygamists and Music, That’s what Hildale, Utah has in common May 5, 2018

Polygamy. Polygamy and Utah go together right? Well not really, but kinda….
How about Polygamy and music? Well not really, but kinda….

May 5th, 2018 the Colorado Music Festival is coming to the stronghold of former FLDS leader Warren Jeffs. (Yes, That Warren Jeffs, still serving a life sentence as a convicted felon / child molester) Maxwell Park, Hildale Ut., One of the loveliest places you will ever hang out for an afternoon. Nothing beats red cliffs, blue skies and green grass.

The twin towns of Hildale Utah and Colorado City Arizona, sit on the border of UT. and AZ on what is called “The Arizona Strip”. About 40 min. South West of Kanab, Utah. It’s hard to tell where one town stops and the other starts. The majority of the residents in the pair of border cities are members of the insular FLDS Church. But the first weekend in May the city park in Hildale will ring with soul, blues and country music. Everyone is invited.

This is the second year for the budding music festival. John and I will be there. Do you want us to save you a spot for your lawn chair?

Note from Tom Bennett, organizer – “This festival is very unique for a number of reasons, the most obvious being that Colorado City is known historically as a polygamist town. Music and culture have been stifled as the community became more conservative over the years, however those times are changing! The Hildale side of the town now has their first woman Mayor and a brewery is going in on the Arizona side! There are many other amazing changes going on as well. Also, this festival is held on the back cliffs of Zion National Park, the field we have the festival on was featured on the cover of National Geographic!”  Last year’s event was mentioned by USA Today.

Official info:

Colorado City Music Festival
Saturday, May 05, 2018
Start: 11:00 am
Length: 11 hrs

The Colorado City Music Festival takes place May 5th, 2018 at Maxwell Park in Hildale Utah under the Vermillion Cliffs of the Southern Utah/ Arizona Border.This event is free for those under 18 years old. For those over 18 it will be 10$. Tickets will be available online or at the gate (please bring cash as some phones don’t work in the canyon making it difficult to process cards reliably.)Our music headliners will be internationally touring, award winning blues band Tony Holiday and The Velvetones.Tom Bennett, nationally touring award winning country singer will be performing with his fiddle player, Rooster.

Admission: Under 18 years Free. 18 & Older $10

Event Location:
Maxwell Park – Hildale
Contact Tom Bennett
801-696-0471
sweetsaltrecords@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/coloradocitymusicfestival/

Presented by: Sweet Salt Records

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument changes boundaries

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument changes boundaries

Southern Utah. This is our backyard, The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. A beautiful, remote, varied and as of late controversial stretch of land.

Recent Presidential changes have caused quite the uproar in our small town. Some folks are happy, some folks are not. But this is NOT a post on politics! This is about the great area we have to share, we STILL have to share. If you have been wondering about the changes, and what that means for your visit, here is quote from the executive director of Kane County Office of Tourism –

“The hikes, destinations and viewpoints that make southern Utah and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument so beautiful and worth exploring are not going anywhere. Visitors still have access to all the iconic sites and attractions; the only difference is that some areas will be managed by a different BLM office.”

If you have never experienced the grand vastness of the West, or the narrow sandstone walls of a slot canyon, it is all STILL here. Now is STILL a great time to visit Kanab and all of her national Parks and Monuments! (Video by Jared Warren Photography)

Here is a complete copy of the recent press release from area officials:
SOUTHERN UTAH (February, 2018) — While the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument’s boundaries were modified by Presidential Proclamation 9681 on December 4, 2017; Kane County and Garfield County Offices of Tourism and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) want to assure the public that these changes should not affect their overall outdoor experience in southern Utah. The area’s tourist attractions and sites continue to be accessible.

“The Presidential proclamation modified the boundaries of the national monument into three management units within the Monument known as the Grand Staircase, Kaiparowits and Escalante Canyons units. The lands excluded from the Monument’s boundaries continue to be managed by the BLM’s Kanab Field Office and will remain accessible to the public in accordance with the existing BLM management plan,” said Harry Barber, acting Monument Manager.

“We are optimistic these changes will positively impact the outdoor experience in southern Utah,” said Camille Johnson, executive director of Kane County Office of Tourism. “The hikes, destinations and viewpoints that make southern Utah and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument so beautiful and worth exploring are not going anywhere. Visitors still have access to all the iconic sites and attractions; the only difference is that some areas will be managed by a different BLM office.”

“We want all visitors to know that the Garfield County and Kane County Offices of Tourism and the BLM are working together to continue providing a positive and fun visitor experience” said Falyn Owens, executive director of Garfield County Office of Tourism.

Popular destinations—such as Inchworm Arch, Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Gulch slot canyons, Lick Wash, Devils Garden and Cottonwood Narrows—are available and open to the public. In addition, outfitters and guides will continue to offer services in the area to help visitors see the unique sights.

“What is most important for people to know is that visitors will be able to access the beautiful scenery and experience the awaiting attractions.” Owens said.

Live Music! Josh Warburton at Peekaboo Kitchen – March 16, 2018

Live Music! Josh Warburton at Peekaboo Kitchen – March 16, 2018

Kanab, Utah

Josh Warburton is a bit of a local staple. He has been publishing the local area guide for years, but music is his real love, next to this amazing area.
Josh covers folk, blues, and rock with unique vocals and acoustic guitar.
7 p.m. Free
233 W. Center St., Kanab.
Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant in Kanab, Utah

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, A special place to be. Kanab, Utah

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, A special place to be. Kanab, Utah

OK, I’m gonna be blunt – Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is special. Period, and I don’t even own a pet.

I had heard of Best Friends years ago, but until we came to Kanab for good, I did not realize the scope of what goes on here. They are a big deal. Aside for what they do for the thousand of animals that go thru their doors, Best Friends is the largest employer in our county.

The sanctuary began in 1984 and from here, the work to save the lives of homeless pets spread across the country and has continued to expand. Currently, Best Friends operates pet adoption centers, spay/neuter clinics and no-kill initiatives in Los Angeles, New York City, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, as well as a Best Friends Network of animal rescue groups in every corner of the nation.

Many of our Guests that come to stay at The Western Star Bungalow or The Star Garage are coming because of Best Friends. As a pet friendly property we always welcoming to Best Friend sleep-overs! (When you volunteer, you can bring home a sleep-over pet if you want. How fun is that!?)

You have to see it to believe it! On any given day, about 1,700 animals are turning their lives around, receiving the medical help they need, and getting love and acceptance to help them overcome their past. While searching for their forever homes, they live in a scenic, healing environment among human and animal friends.
Best Friends owns nearly 3,700 acres, and lease another 17,000 acres of state and federal land. Nearly 30,000 people visit every year to meet the animals and tour what has become the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals.
Take a free tour or explore one of the many walking paths or hiking trails. I think the large pet Cemetary is especially touching. Volunteers are always needed, and the experience is always a magical one.

Go to http://bestfriends.org/visit for more information. Their work and there website are extensive.

The animals and the canyon are waiting!

 

Trail Riding, Running, Walking in Spectacular Southern Utah

Trail Riding, Running, Walking in Spectacular Southern Utah

A group of my best girlfriends came to Kanab for a few days a couple of weeks ago. So fun hanging out with the girls at out Western Star Bungalow, putting in a few hikes and generally hanging out in the sun!
One of our nicest afternoons was hiking the Cottonwood Trail. Just 5 min. from the house, it really felt like we were in the outback.
There is a really nice picnic spot with stone table and benches in the NorthWest corner of the parking area.

ACE – American Conservation Experience has been working in partnership with Kanab, BLM Field Office (Bureau of Land Management). The planning, design, and approval of the Cottonwood Trail has been in the works for nearly 18 years and has culminated this past year with ACE constructing 3.5 miles of brand new trail.

Come explore southern Utah’s high desert spectacular washes and ravines,
vertical cliffs, beautiful colors and plant life.

Kanab Cottonwood trail building

Directions to Trailhead (Distance to trailhead: 3.8 miles)
Starting at the center of town, at the stoplight at Center and Main Street, go east on Hwy 89 then continue south
on 89A (toward Fredonia). Turn right on
Kanab Creek Drive. Go about 2 miles, then 
turn right (West) on Stanfield Dr. The trailhead 
is up the hill and at the end of Stanfield Rd.

Description of Trail
The trailhead parking area is large (holding several horse
 trailers) and below the concrete water storage tank.
A scenic picnic area and fire pit is accessed on the north end of the parking area. This trail offers beautiful panorama views in all directions. The trail is an easy to moderate hike and ideal for horseback rides. The trail crosses several ravines and washes and you can ride as far as you want Return to the trailhead using the same trail.

Length (round trip): – 6 miles / 9.7 km
Hike Time (round trip): – About 4 hours
Start Elevation: – 5040 ft / 1536 m
Top Elevation: – 5190 ft / 1582 m
Elevation Gain: – 150 ft / 46 m
Trailhead – Coordinates (lat/lon): – N 37° 03’ 34.9” W 112° 30’ 25.2”
Point of Interest: – Remote beauty and picnic area.
Family Friendly: – Yes
Dog Friendly – Yes
Equestrian Friendly: – Yes
Trailhead Restrooms: – No

 

Family 5K race – March 16 2018

Family 5K race – March 16 2018

Kanab, Utah

Kanab is such a great family friendly place to be! Kids, Dogs, Strollers, everyone is welcome to this fun event to support out local High School Track programs.

I Love the lollipop race for tots 3 and under! What a great way to encourage our kids to get OUT and DO!

FEELING LUCKY 5K 2018
EVENT START
5:00 PM on on Mar 16, 2018
EVENT END
8:00 PM on on Mar 16, 2018

Come brush off the winter blues with Kanab’s 3rd Annual Feeling Lucky 5K! Mark your calendars for Friday, March 16, 2018 to come run, jog, or walk this beautiful course. Not to mention, get the chance to win some awesome prizes in our Feeling Lucky Raffle. Fun for the whole family!
All proceeds go to the Kanab High School track and cross country programs.

Head over to runnercard.com to register TODAY!

5K information:
Start time: 6:00pm
Start Location: Kanab Middle School
Finish Location: Kanab High School Track
Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age category!
-Well behaved dogs on leash are permitted for the 5K however, please keep in mind that this is a family friendly race and there will be lots of children around. If dogs are aggressive in any way they may be asked to leave by race staff. Owners maintain full responsibility for their animal both during and after the race. Animals are to be leashed at all times. Also keep in mind that animals are not permitted on the high school track or infield at any time.
-Strollers are permitted for the 5K also however, this is a fun, yet challenging course. There are 2 steep hills involved and runners will be expected to maintain control of their stroller on the downhill(s), as well as be able to get them up the steep uphill(s) on their own accord. Also keep in mind that strollers or any type of wheeled vehicles are not permitted on the high school track or infield at any time.

5K Early Registration Fees: (includes: race entry, t-shirt and 3 raffle tickets)
Ages 12 and under: $10.00
Ages 13-18: $12.00
Ages 19 and over: $15.00
*Prices valid through March 1, 2018

Registration will still be available after March 1st, however the price will increase slightly and we cannot guarantee that a T-shirt will be available in your desired size.

5K Late Registration Fees: (includes: race entry and 3 raffle tickets *T-shirt may not be available in desired )
Ages 12 and under: $12.00
Ages 13-18: $15.00
Ages 19 and over: $20.00
*Prices valid March 1 – Race Day.

Feel like the kiddos can’t quite handle a 5K yet? That’s okay! There will be a lollipop race for kids ages 3 and under (a fantastic 50 meter dash), and a 400 meter run/jog/walk for kids ages 12 and under (kids medals and a surprise for all those who participate in the 400!).

 

So mark your calendars and come support the high school Track and Cross Country teams! You won’t want to miss this one… I guarantee it!

More info @   http://www.visitsouthernutah.com/Feeling_Lucky_5k_2018

Lisa Mac, Live

Lisa Mac, Live

Kanab, Utah –  Live Music Fri. Feb. 23rd. at Peekaboo Kitchen
Lisa Mac has become known in Las Vegas for her powerful, soulful voice and poignant blues-rock songwriting. Recently playing at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Las Vegas Strip with her band, and chosen as one of ten bands to compete for a spot at Life Is Beautiful Festival 2017, Lisa Mac has been touring nationally including dates in Colorado and Utah, and more states to be announced.

Peekaboo Canyon Wood Fired Kitchen is a welcoming eatery that is one of a new wave of restaurants transforming Kanab into a foodie hot spot.
233 W Center St (0.84 mi)
(435) 689-1959

peekabookitchen.com

Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant · Cafe · Pizza Place

Price Range $$

Opens at 5:00 PM

Run Some of The Most Unique Trails in the country!

Run Some of The Most Unique Trails in the country!

Grand Circle Trailfest Registration is now OPEN!

Trail Running at its most majestic! October 4-6, Kanab Utah     – Sign up at TheTrailfest.com
Early Bird registration ends April 22nd (they have sold out the last two years!)

Run in the morning

Each morning, you’ll run a gorgeous timed race on one of the world’s most uniquely beautiful trail courses.

You’ll earn a finisher award for each daily race and overall winners will receive an additional placement award!

Explore all afternoon

After the race, spend the day exploring the parks, hiking local trails, and discovering other nearby restaurants, and sights.

Absorb Southern Utah.

Enjoy the evening

After a day on the trails, sit back, and enjoy deserved rest, delicious food, expert presenters and motivational speakers, live bands, bonfires, a trail running film festival, yoga clinics, gear demonstrations, and more!

 

 

Balloon Festival AND Battle of the Bands

Balloon Festival AND Battle of the Bands

One of our favorite events all year in Kanab, Utah. Balloon festival and Battle of the Bands! The middle of February every year.

Love the personal lantern launch on Saturday night.

Desert Bighorn Sheep in Zion National Park

Desert Bighorn Sheep in Zion National Park

Our last trek into Zion National Park, (January 2018) was a fun afternoon even before we came across these beauties on our way home out of the East Gate of the park. Desert Bighorn Sheep!

Norm_Bosworth / Pixabay

Evidence of Bighorn Desert Sheep in Southern Utah goes waaaay back! No other animal image is used as often in local native petroglyphs and pictographs. The ancients seemed to be dependent on these graceful creatures for food and they were apparently abundant at that time. Their curved horns were used for costumes, bows and tools. They became few in number, almost to the point of extinction, due to human impact by early settlers.  In recent years many of the Southwest’s parks have been trying to reintroduce them and at least in Zion it seems to be quite successful.

 

 

 

The area between the tunnel and the East Gate is the most likely place to have an encounter. And I mean up close and personal, like this dandy that almost came right up to our car window!

Get out and enjoy your National Parks TODAY!

Cheers, Sherene and John

Know Before You Go – Road Work At Zion Nat. Park main entrance

Know Before You Go – Road Work At Zion Nat. Park main entrance

Road Construction, Everyone’s least favorite phrase……  But here’s a heads up

Traveling to Zion National Park?

Major Road Construction began Oct 2017 on SR9 between Hurricane/LaVerkin and the South Gate to Zion National Park. Scheduled to go thru April 2018.

Traffic can back up anywhere between 25 min to 2-3hrs! But do not fear, there is another way!

Zions East Gate via Mt. Carmel Highway/SR9  is a bit more remote, but so senic you will wonder why everyone doesn’t go that way all the time! The Mt. Carmel Highway junctions with Highway 89 a few miles North of Kanab, Utah.

Kanab makes a perfect base for 3 National Parks – Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon North Rim. Plus many other attractions including the world class destination – The Wave.

Keep watching for the photos in my next post of the wild mountain goats we met on the road near the East gate just a few days ago!

Know Before You Go- What Time is it??? Southern Utah

Know Before You Go- What Time is it??? Southern Utah

 

What time is it? Should be a simple question right? Lots of our fly-in guests are coming from Las Vegas which means you will pass through 3 states in your 3 hour drive to Kanab (Nevada, Arizona and Utah). 2 different time zones (Pacific and Mountain) plus Utah will be on Daylight savings time, depending on the time of year – but Arizona never is.… Are you lost yet? Hopefully your phone will keep up with the accurate time when you are here, don’t just assume it is malfunctioning.
Our biggest challenge once here are those who plan on visiting  Page, Arizona –  Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell and Grand Canyon. If you have a tour lined up, double check with your tour operator to make sure you are aligned with their time.
Found this on the BLM website – made me laugh
Q: What time is it?
A: This gets a little complicated, so hang on.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area follows Arizona time, which is Mountain Standard Time year-round.
* The state of Arizona does not switch to Daylight Savings Time in summer.
* Within the state of Arizona, the Navajo Reservation does switch to Daylight Savings Time.
* Within the Navajo Reservation lies the Hopi Reservation. The Hopis do not switch to Daylight Savings Time.
* The state of Utah does switch to Daylight Savings Time.
* Exception: Dangling Rope Marina, which is in Utah, does not switch to Daylight Savings Time. They run on Arizona time.
Simple, huh?

-Daylight saving time 2018 in Utah will begin at 2:00 AM on
Sunday, March 11 and ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 4

So starting on Sunday, March 11 – 8 AM in Kanab will be 7 am in Page, AZ.
Even though the Navajo Nation observes daylight savings, for the convenience of tourists, tours of Antelope Canyon are on the same time as Page. So 8 AM in Page will be 8 AM for an Antelope Canyon tour and the boat tour. It will also be 8 AM in Las Vegas.

I know it’s not the correct terms, but I think about it as if Arizona is on pacific time in the summer and mountain time in the winter. So Utah and Arizona are the same time in the winter and one hour ahead of us in the summer

Got it??