Hidden Lake Recreation Site

Hidden Lake is a small water-filled cave peeking out from under a red sandstone cliff. It can be a fun side-trip for visitors to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary or Peek-A-Boo Canyon. The recreation site includes a small picnic area 200 feet from the cave.

Do not drink from or swim in the cave; the water is stagnant and may contain debris. Please pick up after your group and pack out what you pack in.

The access road is often rough and may require a 4-wheel-drive high-clearance vehicle. Attempting to visit Hidden Lake Recreation Site when the road is wet is not recommended.

Entrance to a cave surrounded by vegetation.

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Kanab Field Office
669 S Highway 89A

Geographic Coordinates

37.138958, -112.533422


From Kanab, UT: Beginning at the intersection of Highway 89 and Highway 89A in Kanab, follow Highway 89 north for seven miles. Turn right onto Kanab Canyon Road at the southern entrance to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. After roughly 3 miles, turn right onto BLM100 and cross Kanab Creek. In 0.3 miles, take the first road to the right. Follow the road as it first goes south then curves left to head west. Roughly 0.6 miles from the split from BLM100, the road dead-ends at the Hidden Lake Recreation Site.

The last 0.25 miles of the road can be rough and may require 4 wheel-drive and high clearance even when it is dry.