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Kolob Canyons

Highway 15, Exit 40, Zion National Park, UT
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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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Provo, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We didn't realize that the GPS on our Prius took us here instead of to the main entrance to ZNP until we had nearly arrived. We took the opportunity to hike Timber Creek Trail. It was leisurely and scenic, but perhaps better suited to young families or elderly couples. We were looking for a bit more adventure and jaw-dropping landscapes,... More

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My friend and I arrived early just around sunrise. It was so pretty watching the sun come up over the canyon. Not a lot of people were around that early as it's off I-15 north of Zion in between Washington, UT and Cedar City, UT. It had snowed the night before, so the snow added more beauty. We did the... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I've been here a handful of times, having worked in Cedar City several summers in a row. It is actually part of Zion National Park further south, but the entrance to this section of the park is right off of Hwy 15 not long before Cedar City, going north. There's a little ranger station with maps and souvenirs and some... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This may not be as big, or have as many attractions, as the main part of Zion National Park, but it is still worth the trip. The scenery is very spectacular, and there is a nice scenic drive through the park. We also did a pleasant 40 min walk with our young children. You probably don't need more than a... More

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

While visiting Utah for mainly Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park, we discovered Kolob Canyon. It's a part of the Zion Park, but they are not connected. Kolob Canyon has it's own entrance on the north of the Zion. It is not as huge as Bryce and main Zion, but has amazing views and relatively easy hikes. We bought the... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Kolob Canyons is on the northwest part of Zion National Park. It is not connected, you have to drive north on I 15 to just south of Cedar City. It has a 5 mile or so of paved scenic drive with stopping spots to take pictures and some parking spots with great views. Unlike the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, this... More

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Flemington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Kolob Canyon is about 25 miles north of the main valley, but is worth the trip. The elevation is higher so the scenery is different than the main canyon but just as spectacular.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is a nice side trip away from the crowded and more touristy main section of Zion. The road leading in is a beautiful ride. My wife and I hiked a trail at the very end of the road. The trail was well marked, relatively flat and about a mile or so long. We encountered two people on the trail.... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

After consulting with the ranger on trail conditions following recent rains, we decided to hike the five mile round trip Taylor Creek Trail. The Taylor Creek hike is incredibly beautiful. There is a steep entry to the creek which of course means a steep climb out at the end of your hike. The trail hugs the creek that cuts through... More

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East Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The scenic drive is just what it says on the tin. Different to the main part of Zion NP but equally spectacular views. Its quiet, few cars etc so there was never any problem getting into any of the overlook parking spots. The hanging valley is straight out of a Geography textbook. Just the place to spend time staring at... More

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