Permit Now Required for Kanarra Falls in Southern Utah

Permit Now Required for Kanarraville Falls in Southern Utah

In an effort to deter the hordes of hikers who descend upon the small town of Kanarraville, in Southern Utah each year (potentially causing a water contamination issue for residents who rely upon this water source), there will now be a permit required to hike Kanarra Falls (also known as Kanarraville Falls or Kanarra Creek Falls).

Kanarra Falls has become quite popular in the last few years, seeing an estimated 45,000 hikers in 2017 alone.

Below you will find a summary of information from the Kanarra Falls website of what you need to know:

  • As of May 1, 2018 a permit is required to hike Kanarra Falls
  • The cost of the permits are $8 per person, and does include the fee to park at the trail head parking lot [100 North 300 East, Kanarraville, Utah]
  • Parking permits can be purchased in advance, here. Note – there is a nominal transaction fee
  • Permits can be purchased at the trail head with a credit or debit card (no cash transactions)
  • There are no limits on the number of available permits at this time (subject to change)
  • One non-profit group permit is available each day, for a maximum of 30 people, at a price of $25 (this is for non-profit groups – reservations must be made on the website and proof of non-profit status is required)
  • Commercial operations must purchase permits at the regular rate of $8 per person
  • If you purchase your permit in advance, bring a paper or text version of your permit to the trail where the attendant will scan it (once scanned, it cannot be used again)
  • Permit purchases are final and are non-refundable under any circumstances

This hike does require you to walk on a dirt road, as well as through water. Wear appropriate shoes and follow all other hiking common sense rules 😊

I will be posting my own list of common sense rules for hikers, but in the meantime, here’s a good one that I found from Utah.com called The Hiker’s Code

The Kanarra Falls website is a great source of additional information about the hike, and I highly recommend that you read it before you go.

(*Above image courtesy of Utah.com)