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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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Small, less crowded part of Zion NP.

Kolob Canyons is a nice, small drive through part of Zion NP. It's not very crowded and you can see the spectacular rock formations up close and at your own pace. There is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Kolob Canyons is a nice, small drive through part of Zion NP. It's not very crowded and you can see the spectacular rock formations up close and at your own pace. There is a visitors center at the entrance and bathroom facilities at the viewpoint near the end of the drive. There are several hiking trails here too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice drive through the canyons and the mountains are beautiful. I'm pretty sure the road goes to Zion on the back roads. Take a map just in case. It's been awhile since I've been that way. If you're going to be around the area for a few days, this would be something to see.

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Centerville, Utah USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My family agreed that this was the most beautiful part of the park and, largely due to the fact that it is hidden from the interstate, it appears to be the least visited. However, it's only a five-mile drive in from the interstate to see the Kolob Canyons and you will not be disappointed. Sometime I'll go back when I... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was the start of our National Parks vacation. We toured Kolob Canyons for about three hours and were impressed until we saw Zion.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is fairly distant (by road) from the main area of Zion, and is right off I-15. Makes for a great, quick interlude if on a long drive along I-15. Theoretically you must pay the same $25 admission as Zion, but it's one of those honor system setups where staff are only inside the Visitor Center and one could just... More 

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Something different, stayed inside the national park for a few days and well worth it, so quite and fresh air was something l noticed decent restaurants

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A lovely section of Zion, that is in between Cedar City and St George. The terrain is magnificent and the colors are breathtaking. Hiking is possible and there is a small but well informed ranger/visitor center.

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Enschede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Came here one evening to see the sun go down, the drive up was beautiful! Seeing the last sun of the day shining on the mountains was magnificent.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Though smaller than Zion, it is still worth a quick visit to take in the beautiful view. It is much quieter compared to Zion and a relaxing scenic drive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

If you want to relax and decompress, this is a perfect getaway! Great camping spot near the lake and you can fish too! So peaceful and quiet.

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Address: Highway 15, Exit 40, Zion National Park, UT
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Zion National Park

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