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Kolob Terrace Road

Address: Zion National Park, UT
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Type: Scenic Drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A winding road that climbs to a high elevation with beautiful scenery and very few visitors
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Type: Scenic Drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A winding road that climbs to a high elevation with beautiful scenery and very few visitors
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Cupertino
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is almost 40 miles from Zion Visitor Center. The freeway speeds are higher there, so will not take much time once you hit I-15. The views from the road are good. But the road itself is not too long, so OK for a quick visit in the evening. The trail to natural bridge is like 14 miles and we... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We enjoyed this drive, but might have enjoyed it a bit more if we had the Zion brochure which is received at the entrance to the Park which we had not visited prior to taking this drive. It was a nice "preview" to Zion Canyon itself.

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St. George, Utah
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129 reviews 129 reviews
21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Manhattan Beach, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
20 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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