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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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Ottawa, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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michigan
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129 reviews 129 reviews
32 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Kolob Terrace Road was our introduction to Zion National Park and it was our favorite part of the entire park. It's relatively deserted here and the views are incredible. Go slow. Take in the views and enjoy the beauty of Kolob.

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Boulder City, Nv
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99 reviews 99 reviews
22 attraction reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The Crew and I were up working in Cedar City last week and after work I took a ride up Kolob Terrace Road on the way back to Cedar. You start out in Virgin Utah and head up the Canyon towards Kolob Lake. The drive gives you great views of red rocks and the forest, You wind up at Kolob... More

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Beautiful drive on a well paved road. Turning onto Lava Point Road there were some pot holes but we were in a Toyota Corolla and had no problem. Gorgeous view from the top of lava point. Worth the drive.

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Culpeper
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276 reviews 276 reviews
162 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

no one else in sight, which suits me fine... the snow showers and fog served to enhance the incredible beauty to be found along this road, which is easily accessible... past trips with my daughter, we camped here, rewarded with clear sky filled with stars, even a few meteors... even then, very few others were on road, so do not... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We arrived in Las Vegas for a long planned bucket-list trip to the national parks the night before the government shutdown. Thank you Congress! Thank goodness for the NV, UT, CO, AZ state parks and Native American tourist sites. Just to the west of Zion National Park is a very small town called Virgin and a road leading north called... More

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Athens, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

and pitched our camp at Lava Point. We awoke to find wonderful scenery, beautiful aspen trees and and breathtaking overlooks near the campground. But, the real prize was the drive back down Kolob Terrace. Road. Every turn will amaze you, and leave you speechless with the beauty of the scenery. It's about a 25 miles drive up from Virgin UT,... More

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