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]

The stream headwaters arise at 37°29′31″N 112°22′50″W / 37.49194°N 112.38056°W / 37.49194; -112.38056[2] at an elevation of approximately 8600 feet along the base of the Sunset Cliffs.[3] The stream flows southwest and passes just to the east of the community of Alton where it turns to the south and passes under Utah State Route 136. It continues to the south and runs parallel to U.S. Route 89 past Kanab.[4] The stream enters Arizona where it becomes the border between Coconino and Mohave counties and flows past Fredonia. It flows through the Kaibab Indian Reservation of the Paiute people and the Kanab Creek Wilderness before reaching its confluence with the Colorado at 36°23′32″N 112°37′48″W / 36.39222°N 112.63000°W / 36.39222; -112.63000Coordinates: 36°23′32″N 112°37′48″W / 36.39222°N 112.63000°W / 36.39222; -112.63000 at an elevation of 1913 feet[2] within the Grand Canyon National Park.[5]

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

A crossing of the creek at 36°51′50″N 112°34′47″W / 36.86389°N 112.57972°W / 36.86389; -112.57972 is known as Nagles Crossing.[6][7]

See also

References

  1. ^ "The National Map". U.S. Geological Survey. Archived from the original on April 5, 2012. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kanab Creek
  3. ^ Alton, UT, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1966 (1980 rev.)
  4. ^ Utah Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 9th ed. 2014, ISBN 0899332552
  5. ^ Arizona Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 4th ed. 2001, pp. 22-3 ISBN 0899333257
  6. ^ Basin Characteristics and Streamflow Statistics in Arizona as of 1989. U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey. 1991. pp. 141–. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
  7. ^ Basin Characteristics and Streamflow Statistics in Arizona as of 1989. U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey. 1991. pp. 141–. Retrieved December 7, 2019.

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