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Kolob Canyon Road

Zion National Park, UT
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: A five mile scenic drive with incredible canyons and cliffs.
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It's a beautiful drive and doesn't take long, but it is a way from the main part of the park. We hiked the Timber Creek Trail, which is easy. Stop and take lots of pictures!

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Oronoco, Minnesota
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45 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We drove the road after 4 PM & there were few people in this part of the park. It is a beautiful drive on a very good road with many places to pull off the road. We hiked to the overlook at the end of the road. Excellent.

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Casselberry, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We spent about 2 hours just driving the 5 miles of winding road. Every corner holds a new awesome view. Don't hurry, all there is at the end is a turnaround. But this truly is the journey is the important part not the destination.

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Woodstock, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a brown colored but well maintained winding road into the lesser know northwest section of Zion National Park, called Kolob Canyon....following picturesque Taylor Creek and the saw-toothed peaks eroded from the sandstone remains of a 180-190 milliion year old Jurassic era beach. You see, while most folks visit and remember Zion's Main Canyon (the one with the mandatory... More

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Spent two days in the park, including the Narrows, and looking for something a bit different. We researched Kolob Canyons and spent better part of a day there on Taylor Creek and the Canyon Overlook trails. Enjoyed both of them. watched a storm roll in from the Canyon Overlook Trail. Easy access, no crowds and well paved road and trail... More

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Foothill Ranch, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
61 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This Canyon cannot be accessed directly from Zion Canyon, You have to drive several miles to this Northern section. Don't miss this less visited side of the park. The scenery is beautiful and if you look closely you might see wild turkey.

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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333 reviews 333 reviews
170 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

It's very close to I-15 and I was glad I took the time to drive through. It was an excellent introduction to Zion.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We took a drive here in the late afternoon. The terrain differs a bit from Zion and at the end of the route there was a lake. We did a lot of driving this vacation, so in retrospect I didn't think it was worth spending more time in the car to do this route. ( Hiking here might be better,... More

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Arlington, VA
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128 reviews 128 reviews
76 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

If you don't want to brave the crowds, or just want to bite off a smaller piece of the park for a day, enter through the northern Kolob Canyon and take the 5 mile drive. Maybe not as varied as views in the main canyon, but still pretty awesome. Plenty of trailheads originate here too. Tiny visitor center and bathrooms... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We did not hike the trails. We drove and stopped for pictures 3 times on the road. The views from the road are amazing. We almost didn't go in because there is nothing impressive at the entrance of the park. Once you drive up the canyon and around the bend. Wow! We did this on the way home after a... More

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