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“Beautiful drive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kolob Terrace Road

Kolob Terrace Road
Zion National Park, UT
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
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Owner description: A winding road that climbs to a high elevation with beautiful scenery and very few visitors
Houston, Texas
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“Beautiful drive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Beautiful drive on a well paved road. Turning onto Lava Point Road there were some pot holes but we were in a Toyota Corolla and had no problem. Gorgeous view from the top of lava point. Worth the drive.

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“road all to myself, too bad for the rest of you”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

no one else in sight, which suits me fine... the snow showers and fog served to enhance the incredible beauty to be found along this road, which is easily accessible... past trips with my daughter, we camped here, rewarded with clear sky filled with stars, even a few meteors... even then, very few others were on road, so do not think it was weather keeping folks away, people just do not realize what they are missing

Visited November 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Not Quite Zion”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We arrived in Las Vegas for a long planned bucket-list trip to the national parks the night before the government shutdown. Thank you Congress! Thank goodness for the NV, UT, CO, AZ state parks and Native American tourist sites. Just to the west of Zion National Park is a very small town called Virgin and a road leading north called Kolob Reservoir Road. In part it skirts the western edge of the park and provides access to several of the park’s trails. For our purpose it served as an alternative for exploring the Kolob Canyon area while the park was closed. Those portions of the road that are not in park land provide some interesting sights. Our favorite was Lambs Knoll. Park on teh dirt road and follow the hiking trail to the base of the mountain and you will find a slot canyon – not for the claustrophobic. Of course this pales in comparison to Zion itself but if you want a diversion into some of the back country, it is an interesting ride.

Visited October 2013
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Athens, Georgia
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“Drove up in the dark...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

and pitched our camp at Lava Point. We awoke to find wonderful scenery, beautiful aspen trees and and breathtaking overlooks near the campground. But, the real prize was the drive back down Kolob Terrace. Road. Every turn will amaze you, and leave you speechless with the beauty of the scenery. It's about a 25 miles drive up from Virgin UT, but don't miss it. Even if you do not camp or explore the Kolob Reservoir, the scenery from the road makes it a side trip worth exploring.

Visited September 2013
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Las Vegas, NV
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“Nice uncrowded views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Accessed in Virgin, UT (about 13 miles outside of Zion's west entrance). This is a narrow paved and curvy road that winds its way up to a reservoir and then you come down again. The views are great and not many other vehicles encountered, even in the height of the season. There are some trail heads along the way but I believe they may require a permit. Peaceful and a worthwhile drive if you have the time.

Visited August 2013
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