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Kolob Canyons

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Address: Highway 15, Exit 40, North-west Part of Zion National Park, Zion National Park, UT
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Scenic canyons located on the northwest section of Zion offer scenic...

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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Beatific "sister" to zion canyon

Went to Kolob Canyons the day after Zion Canyon and so happy we did. My BF said it was the best trek of the two days. Three main hikes to choose from for varying skill set... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Kolob Canyons the day after Zion Canyon and so happy we did. My BF said it was the best trek of the two days. Three main hikes to choose from for varying skill set - 1mile, 5 miles, and 14 miles. We loved the peace and quiet of the canyons with the wind making the biggest sound beyond... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A drive/hike through this area was a highlight for me during my visit to Zion. It's truly unspoiled and when I was there in Oct/Nov, very few visitors made their way over. Special place with lots of tranquility.

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Arlington, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a quick stop at Kolob Canyon before heading out of Zion. The views were breath taking. We would have done the hike at the top of the road if we had more time. The hike's final point allows views of the Grand Canyon, pretty cool.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

See a different perspective of Zion and it is a free back road through this picturesque part of Utah country. If you want divine fishing, be sure to drive to the Kolob Resevoir. There you will find an amazing, quiet place with good roads and first come, first serve free camp sites. Everyone around us had caught beautiful trout! We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although it is part of Zion NP, Kolob definitely pales in majesty to its big sister. Still the entrance is only about 5 minutes off I 15, and the drive around Kolob to the lookout and down is only about 1/2hour. There are trails that take about an hour to make a return trip. Well worth the excursion, but not... More 

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Orange County, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very small, isolated part of the park off of the I-15. The drive is just a few miles with one rest area and about 5 turnouts. The canyon is very beautiful and photo-worthy. It's a bit expensive if this is the only part of Zion you will go to, but the pass is good for all of... More 

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American Fork, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't have time to head to the main park of Zion NP , go to Kolob Canyon to take in the majesty without the crowds. It's a quick exit off of I-15. There are several little hikes and beautiful lookouts. Because it is still part of Zion NP, you will need to pay the NP fee.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not a bad area but it's nowhere as nice as Zion. The 5 mile drive was nice but the timber creek trail was disappointing. If you are in the area l would stop in but don't go out of your way. I would suggest going to kannarra creek falls instead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great stop! Don't have the time to go into Zion while heading up the I-15? Pull off at the Kolob Canyon Rd exit. Stop at the visitors center then take the short drive (maybe 5 miles) up to the lookout. The view from the lookout is great, but if you hike the trail out of the lot (1... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's located off Located off I-15. It's not in the main part of Zion NP. You will need to drive there. They have a small visitor center at the main entrance. There are several hiking trails. The overlook area has awesome views. There are vault toilets scattered throughout the park. There is no place to purchase food or drinks. I... More 

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