Guided hikes, cycling and outdoor adventures, arts, science, ethics, astronomy, public land management, back-country exploration, community and sustainable living are all in the program at Amazing Earthfest. Activities are scheduled in five distinct categories. Click a category to sort, or scroll through the complete list!

Event Listings are UTAH TIME, (Mountain Daylight Time), unless otherwise noted!  Please allow sufficient drive time for events outside Kanab City limits. Remember, Arizona remains on standard time all year round. So for example, from April thru October, 9:00 AM in Utah is 8:00 AM in Arizona.

A wonderful range of  fascinating events for the 12th Annual 2018 Amazing Earthfest is now under development! Complete 2018 Festival event information will become available as events are confirmed at the five event category links above, and with a PDF link below. Scroll down on this page to see all our 2018 festival events listed in chronological order by date and time. If you haven’t attended southern Utah’s Amazing Earthfest before, a memorable experience awaits you! Browse our “Past Events” pages now!

Our themes for the 12th annual Amazing Earthfest 2018: TO COMMEMORATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARIES OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC AND SCENIC TRAILS, AND THE WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS ACTS, AND TO PRESERVE STARRY SKIES OVER THE COLORADO PLATEAU. Look for activities focused on historic & scenic trails and majestic rivers, plus night sky events including talks, constellation viewing, stories and sidewalk astronomy. 

Did you know? Utah has approximately 81,899 miles of river, of which only 169.3 miles are designated as wild & scenic—2/10ths of 1% of the state’s river miles! And Utah has some of the darkest nighttime skies anywhere in the lower 48 states!  Several important National Historic Trails cross Utah, including the Old Spanish Trail, California Trail, Mormon Trail and Pony Express Trail. The northern terminus of the Arizona Trail touches Utah very close to Kanab.  Torrey, Utah became the state’s first International Dark Sky City and we hope many more will follow. Fourteen Utah State Parks have applied for Dark Sky Park designation and several National Parks and Monuments in Utah have already been awarded that status.  The moon, stars, Milky Way, planets and constellations above Utah are dazzling, like lanterns in the clear blackness.

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Scroll down to locate the recital you plan to attend, click “Read More”, then click the Eventbrite link to purchase!

More exciting and informative 2018 events will be confirmed and posted in the weeks ahead!

Let us know what you think! We invite you to learn more and we thank you so much for attending!

If you are traveling through southwestern Utah anytime this year, stop in at the Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab, and ask for information about our festival.  Visit the ATTEND page on our website for details!

 

 

HIKE WITH A LOCAL: Huntress Slot Canyon

HIKE WITH A LOCAL Huntress Slot Canyon Date: Monday, May 14, 2018 Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: Gather at the Earthfest Information Table, Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah. Carpool or caravan to the trailhead. Description: Kane County, Utah, offers an extensive variety of outdoor adventure destinations. Select this guided 2.2 mile out and back hike on BLM land to visit a colorful canyon of cross bedded sandstone[…]


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/14/2018 Location: Gather at the Earthfest Information Table, Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah. Carpool or caravan to the trailhead. evnt date: 1524700800
HIKE WITH A LOCAL, Bunting Trail

HIKE WITH A LOCAL, Bunting Trail Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: Gather at the Earthfest Information Table, Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah. Carpool or caravan to the trailhead. Description: Enjoy a morning hike to discover the amazing beauty of the Vermilion Cliffs and ready access to foot trails around the City of Kanab, Utah. Experience a moderate to strenuous 3.5 mile hike with[…]


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/19/2018 Location: Gather at the Earthfest Information Table, Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah. Carpool or caravan to the trailhead. evnt date: 1524700800
HIKE WITH A LOCAL Squaw Trail

HIKE WITH A LOCAL, Squaw Trail Date: Friday, May 18, 2018 Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Location: Gather at the Earthfest Information Table, Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah. Carpool or caravan to the trailhead. Description: The City of Kanab has an outstanding trail system affording immediate access to healthy recreational opportunities that encourage physical fitness, the sense of well-being and personal renewal that comes from getting outside in nature[…]


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/18/2018 Location: Gather at the Earthfest Information Table, Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah. Carpool or caravan to the trailhead. evnt date: 1524700800
MOTHER’S DAY FUN RIDE, RUN, WALK

MOTHER’S DAY FUN RIDE, RUN, WALK Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Location: Sherry Belle Trail at Jackson Flat Reservoir, Kanab Directions: From Kanab, travel a short distance south on Hwy 89A towards Fredonia. Turn left onto the Jackson Flat Reservoir/Kaneplex Rd. Go one mile and turn left onto a gravel road just past the Kane County Water Conservancy Building. Park in the closest turnout. Description: Cyclists, runners and walkers will[…]


Start Time: 9:00 am Start Date: 05/13/2018 Location: Sherry Belle Trail at Jackson Flat Reservoir, Kanab evnt date: 1524700800
SOUTH FORK INDIAN CANYON PICTOGRAPH HIKE

SOUTH FORK INDIAN CANYON PICTOGRAPH HIKE Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Location: Meet at 8:00 AM at the Earthfest Information Table, Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, (US 89) Kanab. 4WD high-clearance vehicles are required to reach the trailhead. Carpool in caravan about 20 miles to the Indian Canyon Trailhead parking area. Description: Join a BLM Archaeologist and Rangers to visit an exceptional Native American pictograph[…]


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/15/2018 Location: Meet at 8:00 AM at the Earthfest Information Table, Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, (US 89) Kanab. evnt date: 1524700800
WHICH WAY DID HE GO? A Hike through the Paria Box

NATIONAL TRAILS SYSTEM ACT 50th Anniversary Event! WHICH WAY DID HE GO? A Hike through the Paria Box Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location: Meet at the GSENM Visitor Center, 745 East US. Hwy 89, Kanab. Carpool to the Trailhead. Description: In December of 1829, Antonio Armijo of Santa Fe led a caravan of 100 mules laden with New Mexico goods to be traded for horses at the Spanish settlements[…]


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/17/2018 Location: GSENM Visitor Center, 745 East US. Hwy 89, Kanab. evnt date: 1524700800
MOUNTAIN BIKING THE ARIZONA TRAIL

NATIONAL TRAILS SYSTEM ACT 50th Anniversary Event! MOUNTAIN BIKING THE ARIZONA TRAIL  Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018 Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Arizona Time (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Utah Time) Location: Orderville Trailhead in the North Kaibab National Forest Directions: From Kanab go south on U.S. 89A toward Jacob Lake. Drive 1.5 miles past Jacob Lake on 89A to Forest Rd 205/247. Turn right on 205 to enter the Orderville Trailhead Parking lot.[…]


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/13/2018 Location: Orderville Trailhead, North Kaibab National Forest evnt date: 1524700800
WHICH WAY DID HE GO? A Hike through the Paria Box

This gentle 6-mile round trip trek explores Armijo’s Old Spanish Trail route alternatives along the Paria River through a beautiful box canyon. Rocks can be slippery in spots, wading is required and the river can be muddy after recent rain. Access by dirt road is weather-dependent. Call the GSENM Kanab Visitor Center at 435-644-1300 to reserve your place. You must provide a phone number where you can be reached, so we can inform you of[…]


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/17/2017 Location: Meet at the GSENM Visitor Center, 745 East US. Hwy 89, Kanab. Carpool to the Trailhead. evnt date: 1524700800
MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS: New Rides in Kanab

Join members of the Kanab Cycling Club for a brief presentation on the proper construction of sustainable mountain bike trails and check out Kanab’s new mountain bike trail system. Club members will lead bikers and hikers on two 3/4 mile trails in the foothills of the Vermilion Cliffs. Maps of additional trails in the local area will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in biking or hiking.


Start Time: 8:00 am Start Date: 05/17/2017 Location: Squaw Trailhead above Jacob Hamblin Park, at the north end of 100 East, Kanab. evnt date: 1524700800
MOUNTAIN BIKING THE CHOCOLATE CLIFFS

Ride a geologic formation that is the 1st step in the Grand Staircase! A highly scenic, 10-mile non-technical out and back on packed natural surface with easy to moderate climbing, sporting expansive views of the Kaibab Plateau, Antelope Valley and the four other colorful cliffs of the Grand Staircase. Bring your own water and snacks. Extendable to 25 miles.


Start Time: 7:00 am Start Date: 05/20/2017 Location: Meet at the Fredonia Welcome Center US 89-A, Fredonia, AZ, 6 miles south of Kanab. Drive from there in convoy to the trailhead. evnt date: 1524700800

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