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Kolob Terrace Road

Zion National Park, UT
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: A winding road that climbs to a high elevation with beautiful scenery and very few visitors
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St. George, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Took the motorcycle up to Kolob Reservoir yesterday. The meadows, canyons and rock formations are stunning. This is a constant climb from Virgin, topping out at over 8,000 ft and a slow go due to narrow and twisting road. Speed limit is 35, so don't plan on a quick run. Most of the road is open year round but about... More

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We went to Kolob Terrace Road as a break from the crowds in the Canyon. The gentle Northgate Peaks Trail was also an attraction. It is a beautiful trail through meadows and forests to an overlook toward Zion Canyon. A great spot to eat your lunch. After the hike keep on driving to Lava Point, Edge of the Plateau for... More

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Nice Camping around the lake. Good Fishing. Beautiful part of Zion National Park. Some of the roads in this area are Dirt and not suitable for nice cars; trucks and SUV's should do fine. Most cars should stay on the paved roads.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Well worth the drive. We didn't hike up there, but the drive was very nice. There are mountains and meadows, deer and cattle (on the road). The reservoir at the end wasn't worth the drive, though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This doesn't get the numbers of Zion but is a nice drive and worth stopping off to do a couple of hikes although some require permits. There is a reservoir at the end of the road and some great views on a couple of dirt track roads. Make sure you have food and water because there's nothing much else up... More

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Do the drive to the Reservoir and be mesmerized by the blueness of the waters. Hiking is just a car stop and a walk in non directional ways. Let your senses be your guide... So many wonderful hikes to inhale... I remember just sitting there until I heard a grasshopper hop by; I said hello and the grasshopper said goodbye!... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

While the trails accessed from the Springdale entrance to Zion National Park get a lot of well-deserved attention, Kolob Terrace Road will give you access to some excellent walks and hikes, not to mention spectacular scenery, while taking you out of the Springdale crowds. Lava Point, the highest spot in the park (and a good place to look for California... More

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Westlake Village, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Escape from the crowds to Kolob terrace road. The drive takes you through scenic plains and ends up at the reservoir. Take a right a few miles before the reservoir on the dirt road and you'll end up at Lava point - a great place to see Zion from another angle. I combined this drive with a trip to Kolob... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

One of the locals told us about this drive up to Lava Point and the view over the canyon. We were told it takes about 45 minutes each way. Well it took us over an hour one way and that was speeding most of the time. The road is narrow with lots of twists and turns. Signage was not good... More

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SLC Ut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We started in Virgin and climbed the amazing 4000 vertical feet to Kolob Reservoir. Views of the park from the west are amazing, the road and terrain are breathtaking. After arriving at Kolob Reservoir, we took Upper Basin road (accessible through a gate marked Spillsbury Family Ranch) which is a county road and over another 20 miles of graded well... More

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