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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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A spectacular part of Zion that is far less frequented. The hike on the middle fork is especially nice with amazing views. It gets hot, but as you walk along the river there is some shade areas. Absolutely worth a visit.

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midland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

didn't know this place existed but came across it first as we were travelling down 15 to go to zion. a great drive. didn't do any hikes as the rain had started. we went to main senic overlook just in time to see the start up of 3-4 waterfalls as the rain progressed. what great pictures. crowds were not bad.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were looking for some routes to climb but it was getting late so we figured we would just go scout it out and come back the next day to climb. We ended up about 3 miles up looking for a climb called Namaste. I have drove by this canyon close to 100 times I am sure and always wanted... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Kolob Canyons is a part of Zion National Park that most people don't go to and they are missing out on an uncrowded beautiful part of the park. It is ~45 minutes from Springdale. But, if you are headed to SLC as we were it is directly off Exit 40 on Hwy 15. When you leave Springdale, you go on... More

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Plant City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful part of Zion, its not very big so it does not take you long to drive through it. And the hike to Timber creek viewpoint is not very long ,but the view is beautiful and well worth the hike. They say you can see all the way to Idaho from there. There had been mountain lion... More

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I'm so glad we decided to include Kolob Canyons in our day at Zion. It's a short hike from the parking lot up to the viewpoints. The view is simply fantastic. Really beautiful and varied landscape, with lots of plant life in the canyon. Didn't even see anyone else on the trail (this was around 4pm). Definitely stop by if... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A beautiful canyon to drive up and down, and the La Verkin Creek Trail which starts at the top of the canyon road (and which connects to the West Rim Trail for a multi-day backpacking adventure) leads to the huge and stunning Kolob natural arch. It's a 7 mile hike from the trailhead to the arch, so plan on staying... More

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New Harmony
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Kolob Canyons is a pocket of Zion Nat'l Park connected only by 18 miles of trails. It's a 5-mile drive up an easy, winding drive up canyons of red, fantastically beautiful monoliths with hanging green pockets of evergreen contrasting with the red rock. This would make an interesting short break traveling on I-15 or longer break for a beautiful hike.... More

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

As I was driving to the main entrance of Zion, I saw this and decided on a whim to stop. I'm so glad I did. It was a great introduction to the park. There are fewer people. Even though I was by myself, I couldn't keep quiet because I was so overwhelmed by the beauty. As others have said -... More

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

While driving by on I15 ti would be easy to miss the Kolob Canyons. You can't see any of the red cliffs, arches and massive wind sculptured rock faces from the freeway. But with just a short drive up from the park entrance of about five miles, the trail end takes you to an extraordinary viewpoint. Unparalleled views of plateaus,... More

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