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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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As impressive as the main parts of Zion

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Miami Lakes
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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Conifer, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Zion has been my favorite National Park since my husband first introduced it to me 30 years ago after a move from Philly. Our trip that year included a visit to Arches, Canyon Lands, Bryce, and Zion. All were amazing, but Zion was my favorite back then and this trip 30 years later only reinforces that choice. The diversity in... More 

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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Several years ago we did Zion, but didn't make it up to the Kolob Canyons. Recently we did the Kolob part of Zion and are glad we did. It is absolutely beautiful. What others have written is correct: the area is not nearly as busy with tourists as the main part of Zion, and what you see is worth the... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It was well-worth the 1-hour drive from Springdale to this northern part of the National Park. The drive past the Kolob Visitor's Center is spectacular with plenty of pull-outs/view points to take photos. The trail at the end of the road is an easy one and gives you a different eye-level view of the imposing walls of the Kolob features.

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