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Kolob Canyons

Highway 15, Exit 40, Zion National Park, UT
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Scenic canyons located on the northwest section of Zion offer scenic overlooks onto natural arches...
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Type: Canyons, Outdoors
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 National Park.
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San Diego, California
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276 reviews 276 reviews
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

With only 4 days to explore Zion & Bryce Canyon we debated for a while if we wanted to drive all the way out to the Kolob Canyons section of Zion from our lodge in Springdale. We were sure glad we made the choice to spend a day at Kolob. The canyons here were beautiful and very different from Zion... More 

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Conifer, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Zion has been my favorite National Park since my husband first introduced it to me 30 years ago after a move from Philly. Our trip that year included a visit to Arches, Canyon Lands, Bryce, and Zion. All were amazing, but Zion was my favorite back then and this trip 30 years later only reinforces that choice. The diversity in... More 

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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Several years ago we did Zion, but didn't make it up to the Kolob Canyons. Recently we did the Kolob part of Zion and are glad we did. It is absolutely beautiful. What others have written is correct: the area is not nearly as busy with tourists as the main part of Zion, and what you see is worth the... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It was well-worth the 1-hour drive from Springdale to this northern part of the National Park. The drive past the Kolob Visitor's Center is spectacular with plenty of pull-outs/view points to take photos. The trail at the end of the road is an easy one and gives you a different eye-level view of the imposing walls of the Kolob features.

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Get away from the tourists, and hike to the Kolob Canyons. The hiking here is great, away from the crowds. The majestic vistas are worth the trip. A wide variety of trails for all hikers. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This section of Zion National Park is about an hour's drive from the main canyon but well worth the visit. It has great views and great color.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was a 5 mile scenic drive. Very nice, enjoyable, not crowded. The scenes were unbelievable. The red color of the canyons due to the iron oxide & the violet tinge in the rocks were beautiful. Takes only about an hour at the most . A sight that one will not forget.

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Noosa Heads
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Spectacular scenery and as good as Zion and should not be missed. The scenery is different to Zion but equally spectacular. It is only 20 miles from Cedar City and half an hour from Zion. A Must see.

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We drove over and Hike the canyon to check it out. it's a very beautiful place. If you come to Zion you have to come and check this out.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

The five mile hike took us less than four hrs, and is easy, not much climbing but a lot of creek crossing points. The temperature change was quite noticeable. It was a good hike without being strenuous, and the arches at the end were a good reward.

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