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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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Foothill Ranch, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
52 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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310 reviews 310 reviews
159 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
77 helpful votes 77 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Olympia, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

More beautiful Zion roads! Different landscape than the southern part of the park. Great train at the end.

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Stuart, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

On Jan. 15, we were on our way through Cedar City on our way to Las Vegas. After four days visiting Zion (south), Bryce Canyou, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches National Parks, we enjoyed the interlude in our day's drive. Turned out to be much more that a mere interlude. We enjoyed the very scenic road that traverses the western... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Our road trip in June of this year brought us past the northern entrance to Zion National Park, Kolab Canyon Road. It's a quick drive that affords some marvelous views and few people. In fact, we were the only two on the road. It was great to beat the crowds and appreciate this section if the park in solitude.

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Culpeper
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258 reviews 258 reviews
156 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

was literally all alone on road which winds through spectacular red rock scenery with multiple overlooks that showcase a land sadly seen by too few, even though it is literally yards from the throngs speeding by at 80 mph on I-15... that is okay, I did not mind having it all to myself

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This road is a bit hard to find, a humbly marked turn in the village of Virgin, but it is an easy drive as it rises through the high desert hills to the upper terrace part of the Zion NP, giving spectacular views all along. Then you are in the middle of the western part of the park, winding through... More

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