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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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252 helpful votes 252 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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260 reviews 260 reviews
157 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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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16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Las Vegas, NV
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Accessed in Virgin, UT (about 13 miles outside of Zion's west entrance). This is a narrow paved and curvy road that winds its way up to a reservoir and then you come down again. The views are great and not many other vehicles encountered, even in the height of the season. There are some trail heads along the way but... More

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Athens, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

AKA Kolob Reservoir Road, it leads up the back side of Kolob Canyon section of Zion. It you dislike having no guardrail when there is a steep cliff, you definitely won't like the part just above Virgin. The cliffs drop off on BOTH side of the road. The scenery is fantastic.

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Jerome, Idaho
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

A local (family member) led us to the reservoir on our motorcycles -- absolutely amazing drive with various flora and lands all the way up. Not mentioned in the guidebooks, but definitely worth a trip if you have some time.

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