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Simply amazing!

I stopped in on Kolob canyons while driving home from Zion and am so glad I did. I was with my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emily H
The back way in.

The main entrance off Rt 15 (exit 40) was closed. We came in through Kolob Terrace. A long way to... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
Phippsburg, Maine
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped in on Kolob canyons while driving home from Zion and am so glad I did. I was with my parents who aren't big hikers and we all enjoyed the scenic drive and the amazing scenery that definitely rivals the popular sights at the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Emily H
Reviewed October 30, 2018

The main entrance off Rt 15 (exit 40) was closed. We came in through Kolob Terrace. A long way to see the arch, but several nice hikes. Unfortunately the reservoir was drained, so we took the cutoff trail. A nice way to see the west...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Kinda hard to give a rating here because this section of the park was closed. Most unfortunate as we planned to visit that part of the park, only to find that we couldn't. Guess we will have to make a return trip.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gold-vintner
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mcmd1966
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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!

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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
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.
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Baltimore, Maryland
Suggestions for Zion and Kolob trip (8 Replies)
My wife and I will leave from Salt Lake City and drive into Zion National Park (ZNP) on 23rd of this month. The plan is to reach Zion at around noon, spend the day there and then head to Cedar city in the evening. We leave the area very early next day. In order to plan our day at ZNP, I was looking at this link that suggests places inside ZNP for those who don’t have a lot of time in their hand : tripadvisor.com/GoListDetail-i20162-Zion_Nat… Of the places listed here, we are planning to...More
May 13, 2013|
Response fromTumbleweedandCactus|
If you don't hike and you only have the afternoon, I would recommend you to Bryce Canyon instead of Zion. All in all, it will be shorter for you and you'll have a better takeaway. Zion is truly remarkable. And while both Weeping Rock and Emerald Pools are easy hikes/walks, I think you'll gain more out of the experience at Bryce where you can drive up to the rim and view (or take the shuttle, which would be better). It will also fit in well with your plan to stay in Cedar City. Have fun.
Norton St Philip, United Kingdom
Kolob Canyons in December (3 Replies)
I read that the Kolob Trail Road is closed on higher elevations in winter but can you still drive through other parts in safety in a compact hire car? I have been to Zion before but didn't have time to go to Kolob. Be there 26-29 December and would love to see what I can in the winter.
August 23, 2006|
Response frombrettyb|
The Kolob *Terrace* Road is typically closed in winter. This access the Lava Point area, the central part of the park, and is far less visited than other parts of the park. The Kolob Canyons road is generally open in the winter, though can be closed by large snowstorms or rockslides. The Kolob Canyons area is spectacular and highly recommended. It's also pretty easily accessible as it is right off I-15.
Becky D
Tampa, Florida
Feedback on our Zion/Bryce Plans Please! (10 Replies)
Hi, friends! My husband and I have 3.5 days and I'd like to primarly focus on what Zion has to offer but I'd like to see Bryce too. We're traveling in July. Wanted to get some feedback and see if my draft itinerary looks good. Appreciate the feedback! Day 1 Arrive Vegas pm. Day 2 Drive to Zion in the morning morning. Hike Emerald Pools, Weeping Rock. Overnight in Springdale. Day 3 First shuttle to hike Angels Landing. Overnight Springdale. Day 4 Day trip to Bryce. Stop at Kolob...More
May 19, 2017|
Response fromDez40|
Here is a different suggestion. Get the longest drive out of the way on day one. Drive from Vegas to Bryce. See Kolob Canyons section of Zion on the way. See Bryce, stay overnight for sunset, stargazing, and sunrise. Next morning head to Zion. Enter the park thru the spectacular east side and go thru the tunnel and drop into the canyon. Stay Zion the rest of your trip.