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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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Boulder City, Nv
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93 reviews 93 reviews
22 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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258 reviews 258 reviews
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132 helpful votes 132 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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14 helpful votes 14 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
25 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Only about 12 miles west of Springdale on UT-9, this road climbs north for about 20 miles up to the high plateau above the Zion Canyon past some amazing views of sandstone domes of various colors and other rock formations into an alpine forest of aspens and evergreens. The road is narrow and full of curves as it cuts in... More

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Dallas, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We took this drive after we had finished our visit in Zion National Park. One of the park Rangers pointed it out to us on the map the first day of our visit, but since it was outside the park, we weren't sure we wanted to do it. Wow - were we glad we took the drive - amazingly beautiful... More

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