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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 drive there isn't much of an adventure or view since we had to go on the highway from Hurricane town. But the view at destination is mind blowing. It was a spectacular view of... read more

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

The drive there isn't much of an adventure or view since we had to go on the highway from Hurricane town. But the view at destination is mind blowing. It was a spectacular view of the range of mountains from a distance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Having read good things about Kolob, we decided to divert north on the 15 to visit, before heading east to the rest of Zion. We were so glad we did, it is a short, scenic 5 mile drive through stunning red cliffs to the viewpoint at the end - and definitely worth doing at least the Timber Creek Trail, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Hiked the Taylor Creek trail to the double arch. Great train that follows Taylor Creek. Lots of shade, water, and beautiful scenery. Took us about 2.5 hours. Very quiet and nice alternative to the busy trails in the main part of Zion

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We did a mile hike and the views were stunning! It was hot so there were shady places to stop along the way. The colors and the rock formations were exceptional.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Kolob Canyons is the northern portion of Zion National Park and it's about 45 miles north of Zion off I-15. This was quite an adventure because the road seems to go on forever and we didn't know what to expect. This was a back road and kind of like driving out in to the country...There is a very nice viewpoint... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

An incredible place ! Most people do not goes there because it's pretty far from the main attractions in Zion, but if you have time, it's definitely worth it ! The first viewpoints are incredible, and the walks you can make there are incredibly refreshing in the middle of the forest My favorite part of Zion after angel landings

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Kolob Canyon is a small, somewhat separate section of Zion Np, in the North-west corner of the park. It has the beauty of Zion but not as many attractions so it's quiet and much less crowded. The drive up is scenic and I spend an hour or two hiking the Timber Creek Overlook trail which was a great way to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

In my experience this is the most beautiful mountain landscape that can be seen from your own car along many large pullouts. There are some challenging trails to hike, one of which we took several years ago, but this time we took an easy 2 hour hike to the Timber Creek Overlook from which you can see south toward the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This part of Zion was on our "maybe" list and we're so glad we included it! Just off the highway to the north (45 minutes from St. George) and without the crowds of the main canyon. Beautiful views and pullouts on the road (you can drive your own car) and peaceful trails.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Although the main Zion park is magnificent and the throngs of people are well managed with the shuttle, it's always nice to see beautiful country in an isolated setting. Kolob Canyons is very different than the main park because you are all alone to enjoy the magnificent rock features. The drive to the top of the canyons only takes 15... More 

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