Zion National Park

Campfire S'mores and Stars Tour in Kanab

Kanab, United States

From $65.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy an evening around the campfire in a beautiful location. This tour takes you into a private canyon, which has been used often as a filming location. There, you'll meet a her od Texas longhorns, gather around the campfire, make s'mores with homemade marshmallows, and learn all about the star-studded night sky.
  • Escape the crowds and spend an evening around a campfire
  • Enjoy the picturesque backdrop of an old movie fort
  • Dark skies makes this a perfect location for stargazing
  • Includes a s'mores bar with homemade marshmallow

What's Included

  • Homemade marshmallows
  • Gratuity is not included. If you had a great time and your guide did an amazing job, please tip.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 116 S 100 E
    116 S 100 E, Kanab, UT 84741, USA

    We are across the street from the Kane County Office of Tourism. We are a corner lot with big military trucks, This is not an OFFICE it is a LOT, just a meeting location. *We are on MOUNTAIN TIME!

Start time

07:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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105 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Utah Bucketlist- check!
Robin_C, Oct 2022
After a tenuous drive into the darkness we arrived at the site and campfire. Cowboy John told great stories of the hundreds of movies and movie stars in Kanab. The night sky was amazing and John told us all about that too. For the s’mores be sure to try Jamie’s homemade marshmallows!!
Great for families!
Erica_S, Oct 2022
So much fun! Cowboy John was very friendly and had a lot of great stories. We saw the cows (they are such babies!). Also I know other people mentioned there wasn’t much stargazing but we had quite a bit. He had a really powerful pointer and was able to point out constellations so I thought that part was actually really informative so they must have taken the feedback.
Campfire memories
Tom_S, Oct 2022
Cowboy John told amazing stories! The s’more bar was on point, and even had some homemade marshmallows which were the best! Her kids enjoyed it so much we stayed a little bit late too!
Campfire & Dark Skies
Kimberly_M, Sep 2022
Our host was very welcoming and knowledgeable. We liked the campfire and story telling. The s’mores were delicious too. The dark sky portion was spectacular!!
Evening in Kanab
Heidi_B, Sep 2022
We really enjoyed our Campfire S’Mores and Stars evening in Kanab. Cowboy John knows a lot about the local history of the area and it was interesting to hear about the many movies and shows filmed here. The full moon on our night made the stargazing not as spectacular as we had hoped, and the longhorns decided not to come to the barn that evening, but we still enjoyed the overall experience.
Pamela_B, Aug 2022
Had the most wonderful evening watching sunset, listening to campfire stories, long horn cattle, and the most beautiful night sky with the explanation! Thank you for a wonderful time!❤️
Definitely a highlight and an adorable turn
Jennifer_B, Aug 2022
Too overcast to see the stars but we still had a great time. Ghost stories and local history by the fire. The longhorns were a real treat!
Great evening in Kanab!!!
Richard_L, Aug 2022
Beautiful landscape, Ken’s family has been in Kanab for six generations. He’s a wealth of local knowledge. Meeting the longhorns and angus cattle was amazing!!! We had a great time!!
No stars-Still 5 Star Experience
Lisa_J, Jul 2022
This S’mores and Stars tour was excellent. Even though the night we were in town with stormy and cloudy and we barely saw any stars, cowboy John made this time memorable for my family regardless. He let my 12-year-old daughter choose the vehicle that we drove to the ranch in. She chose the hummer and it was an open air ride with tiered seats so everyone had a little bit of a view. It was our first ride in a real military style hummer so the kids thought that was pretty cool. He also showed her how to check put his six cheater was loaded versus unloaded. Yeah on the way to the ranch where they do the campfire and s’more‘s, we stopped at the Longhorn cattle area. We got out and everyone got to pet some longhorn cattle and see the six and 8 foot expanse of the biggest ones. The horns are amazing and we learned that they are actually warm to the touch because they have blood flow within the horns! This was educational, opportunity to see something we wouldn’t see back home in Tennessee! cowboy John also let my daughter ride on the back of the turn list little guy. He was also very safety conscious and cautious about where we were standing in order to keep us safe in case the cows swing their heads to push away the flies. We saw some deer grazing and he took the time to pull a side and let us snap a few photos, and also took the time to take us to a Wellet gas station to get a photo of our whole family with the Hummer. He was very patient and truly cared that we had a great experience. This was another five star experience for my family. Even though we really went for the stargazing time there was a new moon and we’re disappointed about the stars, they made the experience fun and memorable for us.
Great experience!
Martin_F, Jul 2022
I never took the time to review this last year, but as it’s a year later and still being talked about my family I figured it was worth coming on. The night started off overcast and we thought it was not going to be worth it. The guide gave us the option to cancel but we went forward. The ranch, in itself, was a great enough experience, and we could have ended there. However we took the time to sit late enough so that the sky cleared up and we experienced the night sky that we hoped for. I will definitely this again…
Fun experience
Adriana_L, Jul 2022
This trip is great for families. It was a relaxing time surrounded with beautiful scenery. I loved the stories the guide had to tell us. He did an incredible job attending to our family. The long horns were an awesome plus. I have never been exposed to cattle so close up. The stars were beautiful and the guide was so good with my kids showing them a star app.
Not a Zion activity
Jessica_H, May 2022
Viator did a poor job of recommending this activity that is 1 he from Zion that was through a road that was closed. Between road closures and being sick the only option we had was to change our reservation the next day was booked so we were out our full amount of money or might be able to go back in Oct. if you are at Zion would not recommend this as a near attraction.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Despite being an hour east of Zion, we are considered a near Zion activity as Kanab serves a basecamp for many who visit Zion National Park and other neighboring parks. To drive an hour to a park, trail, or a destination in this area is not unheard of. We are sorry we couldn't see you last month but we look forward to seeing you in October!
Great event
Kathryn_B, May 2022
Norris, John and Ken were awesome hosts. Enjoyed our visit very much. Longhorn cows were an added bonus. Stars were very cool to see too.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for giving our local Cowboys and longhorns a great review!
Not worth it! Disappointed!
Laurel_P, May 2022
My husband and I went on this tour. The good parts were seeing the longhorns, the smores, sitting around a campfire and seeing the stars, briefly. It was advertised as cowboy stories around a campfire. The stories were about the movie celebrities cowboy John got to meet during his lifetime. disappointing!! Also stargazing was advertised and we had it for all of 5 minutes. This could be a wonderful evening of stargazing ,educationing us on the stars we see in the really dark , real storytelling!!
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for booking our tour. I am sorry the tour was not enjoyable for you. I think it is a great idea to have the stargazing be more informative. We will try to try to do better.
great for families
DEBI_D, Apr 2022
we were a family of four and we had the tour all to ourselves. Cowboy John was great, as were his stories he shared. It was a bit chilly, but we still had a very good time.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for bringing your family to our campfire. We love sharing it and telling stories about the old Movie Fort.
Not to be missed if you’re in Kanab!
Krista_D, Apr 2022
We were lucky to be part of a very small group of 6. Cowboy John regaled us with fascinating stories about the history of Kanab and great jokes. The longhorns were amazing as well, it was a lot of fun to interact with them. Our family really enjoyed the peacefulness of the area, dark sky dotted with stars, campfire, s’mores bar, and whole experience! Thank you for sharing your beautiful land with us!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for coming out and enjoying our private canyon, Old Movie Fort, Cowboy John and campfire with us. The longhorns and dark sky are for sure a bonus.
If you are in Kanab, You should experience this tour
Dhiraj_Z, Apr 2022
what a wonderful way to spend your evening in Kanab. The open sky, the Stars, the location, the S'mores!!!!! it needs to be experienced. and once you do the tour you will never forget the name - Cowboy "John"! wonderful host with great Kanab stories! I will recommend this tour to everyone who is planning on visiting Kanab or nearby area. The experience was so good that we booked another tour with John right there! worth It!!!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for spending your evening with us at private canyon, Movie Fort and campfire with Cowboy John. We are grateful for your bookings.
We signed up for the...
Rick_M, Apr 2022
We signed up for the stars, but we were provided a fantastic evening from start to finish! If you are in the area, do not hesitate to book this tour!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for spending your evening with us around our campfire. We appreciate the recommendation.
Never seen so many stars! Great tour guides
Melanie_K, Oct 2021
We absolutely loved this. I have never seen so many stars and the s’mores bar was awesome. The tour guides were friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. We enjoyed swapping stories and learning more about the history of the area. We also got to see their Longhorns! Really great experience, highly recommend.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for the recommendation. We love sharing our campfire and dark skies with our guests.
A Great Way to Spend an Evening
Ashley_W, Oct 2021
We were running late due to traffic, but our guide picked us up at our hotel and was very friendly. We had a great time meeting the cows (so cute!), making s'mores, looking at the stars, and talking with the team. They were very friendly and we had a blast.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
We are happy you were able to make your tour. We try to be flexible whenever it is possible. We are glad you had a blast.