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“What a great little village”
Review of Kayenta

Ranked #7 of 70 things to do in St. George
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Kayenta Community, in southern Utah's red rock country, is a tranquil enclave surrounded by protected lands.A 2,000 acre master planned community of fine homes, custom building sites and community amenities, is located 7 miles west of St. George, Utah. Kayenta is a unique departure from the norm, focused on moderate land use, moderate-sustainable growth, and an appreciation for our magnificent natural setting. Nearby, residents find adventure in the southwest's abundance of places to explore. Zion National Park, Snow Canyon and Bryce Canyon National Park are within view. While just beyond the horizon, adventure seekers will discover places like the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell and Las Vegas.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 15 April 2014

This is a very unique village- truly a desert community. It's a must see when our friends come to visit. Great little spot for art and just to have coffee...

1  Thank Bianca J
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

This is a find and I mean, you have to find it. Off the beaten path and in a residential area. You turn a corner and in the middle of nowhere is an oasis of a variety of artisan shops and an eatery. We had heard about this place and took a little drive and what we discovered was well worth our time, leaving us with the desire to come back.
If you have it in you to do a little hike, the Anasazi petroglyphs are very close to Kayenta. It too is off highway 8, on the opposite side of the road.
Another stop would be Old Bodega in Santa Clara, which is a wonderful shop filled with Southwest sculpture, pottery and glassware. Enjoy!!!
Now this would make for a nice outing. Three wow stops close to each other delivering discovery at each turn.

2  Thank TeamFlounder
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

Small area of shops; lots of southwest jewelry, interior and exterior decor items including hand made fun and funky outdoor furniture, cafe and a very nice restaurant for lunch or dinner. Art and photo stores for the artsy. Beautiful scenery. Worth going out of your way a bit if you are into southwest shopping that isn't typical souvenir fare.

2  Thank highlatte
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

This is the most unique place to go shop and have lunch. They have some really fun shops and live music. If you are in St george this little community is a must

3  Thank cybrjunkii
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

My parents have a house in Kayenta, so I may have a different experience than most who visit only for the day. The community reminds me of Sedona. The houses are built to limit impact to the environment and blend with the landscape, and the red cliffs are amazing. The community is primarily housing, but it's a great place to ride bikes and there are a couple of good hiking trails. One is accessed from the middle of the community by the retail area and real estate office. There are also trails by the cliffs. I love getting off the beaten path when I'm there and just exploring. There are a couple of small hills that are fun to climb - Elephant Rock and a hill of blue clay, which is pretty interesting.
The Coyote Gulch Art Village in the center of the community is a fun place to visit. It has art galleries and a small café, which is good. There are also artists studios located at the center of the community by the art galleries. The studios have large windows and it's possible to watch the artists at work. Across the street from the retail area is an outdoor sculpture garden and a labyrinth, which are both free activities.
If you choose to spend the night, the Crescent Moon Inn in Kayenta rents suites by the night and is located near the highway by the Ivins Reservoir. One of my favorite activities is to sit outside at night and look at the night sky. Outside lighting is prohibited (no street lights and any light in homes must be directed to the ground), so there is very little light pollution and the night sky in Southern Utah is breathtaking. If you're looking to get away from the crowds and enjoy nature, this is a great place.
It's 20 minutes outside of St. George, past Santa Clara and Ivins, and is accessed off the Old Highway 91. If you're headed to Mesquite or Las Vegas, you can take Highway 91 to get off the interstate and see Kayenta, then continue on the highway to rejoin I-15. 15-20 miles past Kayenta, there's also an interesting Joshua Tree forest the highway runs through, although many of the cactus were damaged by fire several years ago.

7  Thank Traveller84010
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