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Address: Highway 15, Exit 40, Zion National Park, UT
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Scenic canyons located on the northwest section of Zion offer scenic...
Scenic canyons located on the northwest section of Zion offer scenic overlooks onto natural arches, waterfalls, and the myriad colors of this popular National Park.
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Breathtaking

The Kolob Canyons area is one of God's best creations in southern Utah. Absolutely breathtaking views and landscapes. I walk the trails in awe!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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New Harmony, Utah
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New Harmony, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Kolob Canyons area is one of God's best creations in southern Utah. Absolutely breathtaking views and landscapes. I walk the trails in awe!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I live close to the park only 40 miles away and visit several times a year but have mostly now restricted the visits to stormy days and off season. Too many people. I hate the shuttles but there were so many visitor if you wanted to picnic you had to pack a mile away from the grotto and walk. This... More 

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Riverton, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I took an opportunity to run up the hill into the Kolob Canyon area of Zion National Park, hoping for an opportunity to take pictures of the red rock covered with snow. I was very fortunate in my choice of day. Early on a Friday morning in March 2015 there happened to be no other person in that part of... More 

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Miami Lakes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

In February, very few tourists - easy access and many pull offs. Great weather. Hiking is plentiful as well. Without hiking these canyons can be experienced in half a day or less. Beauty abounds.

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Evanston, Wyoming, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Kolob Canyon is a must see as it's just a really beautiful area tucked away minutes from I-15 in Utah. The scenic road in is only around six miles one way, but has some of the most beautiful scenery in the area. There are lots of turnouts to stop and take in the gorgeous red canyons or take photos. There... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Just a little slice of paradise; a couple of great hiking trails with awesome views. The late afternoon sunlight on the canyon walls is truly spectacular.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Kolob Canyons must be the best kept secret of Zion. I used to think it was the view next to the Lava Point Camp grounds but this drive wins hands down. It is a 10 mile (to and from the same) scenic drive with several trailheads. One will not allow groups of 12 or more due to the impact... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We'd been to Zion several times in the past but didn't visit Kolob those times, we missed out there for sure. We did the creek trail which was a bit icy and cold but with our boot grippers and plenty of layers we were fine. It's a pretty long walk from the trail head parking following the stream bed upstream,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We hiked at Zion first then went to kolob canyons. The canyons were much less crowded and offered a great wilderness hiking experience. Not so "commercialized" as Zion although we liked Zion. Highly recommend!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

With only 4 days to explore Zion & Bryce Canyon we debated for a while if we wanted to drive all the way out to the Kolob Canyons section of Zion from our lodge in Springdale. We were sure glad we made the choice to spend a day at Kolob. The canyons here were beautiful and very different from Zion... More 

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