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Awe inspiring, drivable, plenty of trajls

We drove through stopping for vistas and pictures. This is a quite side of the park, feels of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Worth the Extra Drive

We visited the main canyon at Zion NP and were put off by the crowds. A few days later we visited... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2018
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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Highway 15, Exit 40, North-west Part of Zion National Park, Zion National Park, UT
+1 435-772-3256
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove through stopping for vistas and pictures. This is a quite side of the park, feels of solitute

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Reviewed June 20, 2018

We visited the main canyon at Zion NP and were put off by the crowds. A few days later we visited Kolob Canyons (a few days before they closed for extensive road work - won't reopen until late 2018) and what an amazing place it...More

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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

We left St. George with the intention of driving thru Kolob Canyon/northwest entrance to Zion to avoid he typical Zion crowds based on the reviews and our travel agenda heading north. When we got to the exit, the entrance was closed and we talked with...More

3  Thank Missy S
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Decided to hike this as it was closing soon for road maintenance. It was more beautiful than expected. I loved the peaceful feeling that noncrowded hikes bring. Zions is always so crowded, so this was a wonderful option to avoid so many people. The people...More

Thank Jody D
Reviewed May 26, 2018

Although this is an amazing destination or side trip it will be closed until September, they are redoing some roads and adding turnouts as I understand it. If you go the best time is in the afternoons as the sun is best later in the...More

Thank f4rags
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Just 20 minutes from La Verkin, this is a great place to lose the heavy crowds of Zion. Terrific views!

Thank Jeanie P
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Kolab Canyon is Part of Zion National Park. But, it has its own entrance and visitors center. It is not a big place unless you want to see World Biggest Arch. If you plan to go for it,the hike is about 15-miles two way, then...More

1  Thank bushrau2016
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

15 mile hike- not for the faint of heart. Bring lots of water it’s 6-8 hrs. Canyon is stunning- lots of elevation changes on the trail. Amazing views and the mini scramble to the arch is worth it- not like arches national park but still...More

Thank RichFisler
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We started our Zion adventure with a "quick" hike at Kolab. As others have said, it's a less used but just as gorgeous part of the park. We went on a Thursday and started our 3 hour in-and-out hike at around 2:30pm. We saw others...More

Thank MinneJenny
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Our experience at Zion would not have been the same without being able to see this incredibly gorgeous part of the park, sans crowds and shuttle busses. Only a five-mile drive from visitor center to the top, with a couple large parking lots that offer...More

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Teri M
September 12, 2018|
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Response from f4rags | Reviewed this property |
Probably not I do not think it is open yet they have been working on the roads but you might be able to drop the trailer at the entrance parking lot
Will R
January 30, 2018|
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Response from jenLeCreate | Reviewed this property |
Would agree with the other travelers on October (would say mid to late). We were there in mid sept and they were just starting to turn - although it was still very beautiful.
October 4, 2017|
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Response from turbotrevor | Reviewed this property |
It's an 8 or so mile hike from the trailhead, which is a few miles from the park entrance. It's pretty much a full day to see Kolob Arch.