Exploring Moqui Caverns, Kanab, UT
I first came across these light filled caves on Instagram over four years ago. I immediately scooped up my kiddos and went to find them. Since that day I have visited Moqui Caverns outside of Kanab many time and each time I visit I am blown away. These beautiful caves are also known as the Kanab Sand Caves.
***Updated with new parking information on 9/27/2022
FUN INFO ABOUT THE CAVES
These man-made caves were used to harvest sand for glass production in the 1970s. Crazy that they are man-made! I was shocked and fascinated when I found out.
These sand caves are so much fun to visit with kids and they are the perfect little adventure when visiting Kanab, Orderville, Bryce Canyon or Zion National Park.
If you are staying in Kanab and heading to Zion National Park or Bryce Canyon the caves are a great stop to do on your way to or from.
If you are visiting Zion National Park and heading to Bryce Canyon it is only a 20 minute detour to visit the caves. Also check out BELLY OF THE DRAGON for another fun detour that is only 10 minutes from the sand caves..
Do not confuse Moqui Caverns with Moqui Cave. They are two very different things.
Moqui Cave is a tourist attraction and gift shop. They are located very close to each other.
LOCATION AND PARKING INFO
Located 5 miles north of Kanab or 12 miles south/east of Carmel Junction along HWY89. The caves are located on the north side of the road. You can actually look up and see them from the road.
To get to the sand caves, you will park at the turn-off for Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. You will see a big orange sign for Best Friends and this is where you will turn. There is a new designated parking area for the caves.