Hiking Belly Of The Dragon - Outside Kanab, UT
A short walk through a manmade tunnel is the highlight of this unique, family-friendly trail located just 20 miles east of Zion National Park. The cave-like tunnel/Belly of the Dragon was originally created as a water culvert under HWY89.
Over time drainage from upper canyon water flow has carved the sandstone walls and created a beautiful rippling tunnel prime for exploring. This is such a great adventure with kids so bring the whole family and have some fun!
This is the perfect adventure when visiting Kanab, Zion National Park, Orderville, or Bryce Canyon.
If you are staying in Kanab and heading to Zion National Park or Bryce Canyon this is 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 5 minute detour to visit Belly of the Dragon. Also check out MOQUI CAVERNS/KANAB SAND CAVES for another fun detour.
This is super short .5 mile round trip hike.
This an easy, family-friendly hike. A 5 foot drop down to the tunnel in the very beginning is the hardest part of the trail. There is no elevation gain but the floor of the tunnel is rocky and uneven so make sure to bring a flashlight or use your cell phone to shine some light in the middle of the tunnel so that no one trips.
Located 16 miles north of Kanab or 1/2 mile south of Carmel Junction along HWY89. The dirt road is on the west side of the road between two guard rails. Drive a well-maintained dirt road 1/4 a mile to a small parking area on the left. Click here for map and directions.