Kanab Creek

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Kanab Creek in Kanab Canyon

Kanab Creek (/kəˈnæb/ kə-NAB) is one of the many tributaries of the Colorado River. It begins in Kane County, Utah, just south of the watershed to the Great Basin and flows 125 miles (201 km) south to the Colorado River.[1] It passes Kanab, Utah, crossing the border to Arizona near Fredonia. It flows through the Kaibab Indian Reservation of the Paiute people and the 1984-designated Kanab Creek Wilderness, a wilderness area, before its mouth in the Grand Canyon National Park.

The valley of Kanab Creek was settled by Basketmaker and Anasazi Indians. Ruins of their buildings and artifacts are found along its course.

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  1. ^ "The National Map". U.S. Geological Survey. Archived from the original on April 5, 2012. Retrieved March 7, 2011.

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Coordinates: 36°23′32″N 112°37′48″W / 36.39222°N 112.63000°W / 36.39222; -112.63000