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Kolob Canyons

Highway 15, Exit 40, Zion National Park, UT
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Scenic canyons located on the northwest section of Zion offer scenic overlooks onto natural arches, waterfalls, and the myriad colors of this popular... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Vienna, VA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

All the guide books say not to miss out on Kolob Canyons. Don't! Much different than the main part of Zion and only about 35 - 40 minutes away. Just the spectacular 5-mile scenic drive is worth the trip. We hit it in the early morning and did the Taylor Creek Trail which was incredible with the early morning sun... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is a easy drive, with spectacular scenery. The colors and scenery is beautiful. Lots of great hiking trails of varying degrees of difficulty. Something for everyone. And much less crowded than the main part of Zion. Make time for both portions.

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VANCOUVER
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Visited the south entrance to Zion a couple of years ago. I really loved the north entrance. The scenery was spectacular with a much smaller crowd. Fairly good choices of hiking opportunities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The shuttle leaves every five to ten minutes and is the only way to get up the valley. There is commentary on board on the drivers are fantastic and more than happy to give great advice.

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fremont, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

went on a day trip on the Kolob Reservoir road thru the canyons and had a great picnic. The mountains are amazing...different formations, different rock colors, leaves slowly changing for fall. Wildlife....it all comes alive. Zion National Park is a must see...experience It for yourself.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This entrance is easily accessible from the freeway and only 30 minutes from St. George. It was much less crowded than the main visitor's center. We did the Taylor Creek hike which was a good 3 hour piece of exercise with good views.

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Donegal;PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This part of the park is accessed separately. There is small visitor center and restrooms and you can drive your car to the top and back. Great scenic views along the way and fantastic vistas at the top. Definitely recommend making it to this western part of the park. Much less crowded and enjoyable.

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Oronoco, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The overlook trail is one mile and listed as moderate. It is up hill most of the way out and therefore a bit strenuous. The view at the end is worth the effort.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Very spectacular views and a very easy drive. Only about an hour from the south entrance of Zion we took this when we did not feel like hiking mid-afternoon in 100 degree weather. It was worth the drive and we got some great pictures. I imagine that some of the hikes would be very good and that they would not... More

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York, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We were in Zion National Park on September 20 and it was so crowded that you could not park near the Visitors Center. We were able to park in the town of Springdale and right then, began looking for a less crowded destination. We studied the maps we had and we decided to try Kolob Canyons. This destination is indeed... More

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