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Kolob Canyons

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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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The little sister to Zion

This park is right next to Zion, the same fee you pay for Zion applies to the entry to Kolob, so why not just go if you are there? It is smaller than Zion, but still worth the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This park is right next to Zion, the same fee you pay for Zion applies to the entry to Kolob, so why not just go if you are there? It is smaller than Zion, but still worth the time. It has it's own unique views and vistas.

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Topeka, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Takes about 5 minutes to drive the entire road. Unless you plan to take the long drive to Zions It's not worth the price of admission.

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite part of Zion National Park.....it is quiet and located away from the crowded areas of the park. A good starting place for hikes into Zion Canyon, if you have two cars and one can part at each end.

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Astoria, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This part of the Zion National Park is a short scenic drive. There are trails, but it over 100 degrees the day we visited so we keep to the parking areas and enjoyed the views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Pretty empty when we visited scenic drive from I-15 to overlook at north end of the National Park. Good starting point for hikers, Lots of wildlife in cooler months.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We didn't have time to go to the main Zion canyon on this trip, as we were really just passing through the area. So, we went to Kolob Canyons in the morning on our way out of St. George, Utah. Beautiful scenery. Not crowded, and a great short scenic experience. You can hike or just see it by car, with... More 

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Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We stopped by Kolob Canyons because it is right on I-15. It made a great stop for the whole family to see part of Zion we do not usually visit and stretch our legs with a short hike. The visitor center is friendly and the restrooms are clean. There really are only two reasons to come to this end, early... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a welcome change from Zion's main canyon. We drove to the Timber Creek Trailhead and enjoyed pleasant hike to the overlook. The only sounds were the wind in the canyon and the buzz of the 17 year cicadas. There were only 2 or 3 other visitors to the trail. The cliffs of red sandstone are amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It will be about 15 degrees cooler at the top of Kolob Canyon, so hike in the morning, but the sun is not your friend in the am. For the best photos drive in the afternoon. It is five miles to the end and has many viewpoints. due to less traffic, there is less hassle stopping to take pictures. There... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were able to actually hike through Zion instead of the basic driving-through routine. The experience of walking through the wilderness section was gorgeous and incredible!! Highly recommended to anyone interested in a day hike or interested in backpacking to stay overnight. The trail is so long with lots of different sights and landscapes to see. You need to reserve... More 

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Address: Address: Highway 15, Exit 40, Zion National Park, UT
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Zion National Park

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