If you are planning a trip to Kanab, Utah, you need to add Visiting Moqui Caverns to the list! It is a beautiful place to visit and simple to find.
Why Visit Moqui Caverns?
It’s a fun stop if you are already in Kanab, or even passing through. It doesn’t take much planning and it easy to find!
They are really pretty caverns that are right off highway 89. They are pretty simple to access if you are in decent shape.
What makes caverns so cool? I don’t know, but we love them. These are shallow caverns with several openings that face highway 89.
What Are Moqui Caverns?
These are man-made caverns and were used for sand harvesting in the 1970s, which is kind of cool.
This is not the Moqui Caves, which is a museum/gift store next door. We didn’t stop in, so I cannot give any reviews on it.
Moqui Caverns Location
The caverns are located just off Hwy 89, right off, between Moqui Cave and Best Friend Animal Sanctuary. The cave is kind of a touristy stop, so we skipped that. You will see the caverns on the East side of the road, just past the cave. Parking will be directly across from the trail and caverns on the Westside of the highway.
The photos below show the kids walking up to the trail for the caverns.
The Trail Up To Moqui Caverns
There are several ways to get up to the cavern. You really just have to pick the way that looks best and easiest for you. In our little group, most of the kids chose a few different ways up. The trail itself is short, maybe 1/4 mile in and 1/4 out.
Now, if you are afraid of heights or scrambling on rocks, just know there is a little of this. I am nervous about heights and scrambling and was still able to do this.
I saw tons of parents hiking this with little kids and babies on their shoulders, plus a lot of older people as well. It is pretty accessible for most people.
Our little Cavapoo, Cookie, loved the climb up. While I was being really cautious, he was scrambling up and down with no problem.
What To Know About Moqui Caverns
There is no covering on the hike up. If it is hot outside, be mindful of that.
Just remember, like any other site out there, be respectful. Leave them the way you found them or even better. Pack out anything you bring in.
As mentioned above, there is a minor scrambling to get up to the caverns.
From the cavern openings, it is a bit of a drop, so keep an eye on the little kiddos.
More Locations To Visit In Kanab
We have visited Kanab twice now and have a few other recommendations for you to visit.
We camped at Coral Pink Sand Dunes. The campsites and campgrounds are amazing. Plus it is such a fun area to explore.
We also hiked in Buckskin Gulch as well. It is a really cool slot canyon that I cannot wait to explore more!
On the last visit to Kanab, we booked an Excursion to Grand Chamber. It was so cool and such a beautiful area!