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YOUR ZION + SOUTHERN UTAH ADVENTURE

Hike The Nautilus: Hidden Gem Outside Kanab, UT

The Nautilus is a short hike to a unique hidden gem in the desert outside Kanab, Ut. This swirly rock formation has been named "The Nautilus" because when you hike down into the white rock formation, it spirals around, giving you the feeling you are exploring a large mollusk seashell. Just sit on your bum and slide down. My kiddos thought this was the coolest thing ever!

Hiking to The Nautilis rock formation outside Kanab UT

I thought the light inside the mollusk-like formation was absolutely stunning, and the ripples of yellow stripes running through the white rock were so cool.

Because this is a short hike located right off highway 89 between Kanab and Lake Powell, it is the perfect stop on any Southern Utah road trip.

DIRECTIONS TO GET TO THE NAUTILUS TRAILHEAD

The Nautilus is located 45 minutes east of Kanab or 35 minutes west of Page, AZ & Lake Powell.

You will take the White House Road turn along highway 89. It comes up quickly. Have your navigation app going so that you know when to make the turn. Follow White House Road to a wash just before White House Campground. The road is dirt and a little bumpy but nothing that a regular 4-door vehicle can't handle.

At the second wash along the road, you will stop and park at a little pull-out just before the wash. Click Here for the exact location.

TRAIL DISTANCE

The trail to The Nautilus is less than a one-mile round trip. It is on flat sandy ground and easy to navigate.


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