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Kolob Canyons

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Address: Highway 15, Exit 40, North-west Part of Zion National Park, Zion National Park, UT
Phone Number:
+1 435-772-3256
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Scenic canyons located on the northwest section of Zion offer scenic...

Scenic canyons located on the northwest section of Zion offer scenic overlooks onto natural arches, waterfalls, and the myriad colors of this popular National Park.

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The entrance to Kolob Canyons is at Exit 40 off of I-15, north of St George and south of Cedar City. The visitor's center has rangers, washrooms, a bookstore, and small displays... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
Lakeland, Minnesota

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The entrance to Kolob Canyons is at Exit 40 off of I-15, north of St George and south of Cedar City. The visitor's center has rangers, washrooms, a bookstore, and small displays. There's a lot of parking. The paved canyon drive is 5 miles with many pullouts and parking areas along the route. Lots of hiking trails and scenic viewpoints.... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

On route to springdale from Vegas, carried on up the highway to get our first look at the Canyons. Bought annual passes from the ranger station and took the drive up the canyons. Beautiful views, there were a couple of hikes but we were in a hurry to get to springdale before dark so unfortunately had to give them a... More 

Thank Dee G
Piermont, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Looking for a different scenic view? Kolob is worth the trip especially in late afternoon when the setting sun shines on the mountains. There are some good hikes here as well

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Roseville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I am an overweight older woman that tries as hard as possible to do hikes in Zion, however I am also afraid of heights. This hike in Kolob Canyon was absolutely beautiful. Challenging in that the trail crosses the creek multiple times and requires up and down passage over rocks and trees, however relatively flat and beautiful. You are in... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Not far from Cedar City, and en route to Zion, is the north east annex of the National Park. Well maintained road with ever changing dynamic mountain formations will keep you on edge until you get to the end of the road. Many photo ops, such a beautiful park to experience. Many safe pull outs on the way to take... More 

Thank Frederick G
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Zion Canyon with hikes like the Narrows and Angel's Landing is by far a more unique scenic area. Kolob Canyon is a nice area, but I wouldn't even consider going there unless you have explored the main canyon area (meaning taking the shuttle bus in season to hikes like the Narrows, Angels Landing and Lower Emerald Pool). Only after you... More 

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Newberg, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We heard a friend speak excitedly about the beauty of this part of Zion and so went to have a first-hand look, and, oh, it's absolutely gorgeous! The visitor center is right off the interstate, and it is here where you either pay the entrance fee or show your pass. The road ascends sharply from there and once you come... More 

Thank Scott P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Kolob Canyon is in the north west park of Zion Park. It takes about an hour to drive there on good highways from Springdale. The drive through the canyon is on paved roads and there are many pull-offs. This part of the park is not nearly as crowded as the main canyon at Springdale. The scenery is well worth the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Compared to the main park it was deserted, but still had nice views and hikes. Not as awesome as the main canyon, but still a beautiful place to see.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Kolob Canyons is a unique part of Zion National Park in Utah. It has its own separate entrance and is not connected to the main part of Zion. As a result the number of visitors is greatly reduced, you can drive your own car to the various lookouts and there is a tremendous sense of peace compared to the almost... More 

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