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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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Huntington Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

There is a beautiful 5 mile roundtrip hike called Taylor Creek Trail. The trailhead is a short drive from the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center. The trail lives up to it's name, in that we crossed the stream 88 times total on our hike. Some of the crossings we were barely stepping over the creek and others you had to plan... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Only a couple of hikes to do, not as big as Zion Canyon, but still very impressive. Total time of visit one hour, and did one short hike.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We spent a short time in Kolob Canyons as we left the Zion National Park area. There is a great lookout a short drive from the park entrance. The walk to the lookout is easy and only takes about 30 mins round trip. The view shows the long, deep canyon and towering red walls. There are also hiking trails if... More

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Vienna, VA
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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

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

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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