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Address: Highway 15, Exit 40, Zion National Park, UT
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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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Kolob Canyons Scenery is Simply Stunning!

We visited the Kolob Canyons and "One MUST NOT MISS this quieter side of Zion National Park" The Scenery is Simply Stunning! The crowds are less and that's an added bonus! A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kalyan P
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Bridgewater, New Jersey

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Kolob Canyons and "One MUST NOT MISS this quieter side of Zion National Park" The Scenery is Simply Stunning! The crowds are less and that's an added bonus! A few things to keep in mind while planning this visit: 1) The drive from main Zion National Park to Kolob Canyons is about 45 minutes to 60 minutes... More 

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1 Thank Kalyan P
Spokane, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's just off the road and you absolutely have to see it. The canyon is right in front of you and it's gorgeous! The road takes you to a scenic overlook. Stop, take a breathe and relax. This is what it's all about.

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This entrance to Zion NP is right off the I-15. If you went to Zion through Springdale your entrance fee covers this access as well. If you are a senior the Senior National Parkspass works here. The road from here climbs through Kolob Canyon with several parking areas at the various trail heads. We went to the end of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I have gone here almost every year since I was a small child. Sometimes it's a bit of a pain because you have to pay the park entrance fee but if you plan on seeing the rest of zion in the same week go for it. They have picnic tables and good bathrooms. The views are something our of a... More 

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Saratoga Springs, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Took a lovely drive on this loop - it was absolutely gorgeous! But be warned - you're paying the price to get into all of Zion's - so if you're going, try to make it at a time when you can spend some time in Zion's as a whole - your pass will be good for 7 days.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

The four hour drive from Salt Lake city to Koloa Canyons was all worth it. The view was spectacular and a haven for photographers and wannabes like me. The entrance fee is $35 per car.

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This little, western section of Zion is not within the boundaries of the main park; you have to drive 30-45 minutes northwest to get there. But do not let that deter you! It is well worth the drive. The road through Kolob Canyons is 5 miles long and winds its way up the mountain side and it is paved the... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Kolob Canyons is located in the North Unit of Zion and is about an hour's drive away. So, it doesn't get nearly as many visitors as the main canyon. The hikes are great and the views of the mountains in this unit are terrific.

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1 Thank Don M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Only about 45 minute drive from Springdale. Absolutely stunning and unlike Zion in many regards. Most striking was the lack of crowds. Many pull offs for viewing a great short hike at the end. If it's not on your Zion Park itinerary, you should add it in.

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We believe that going off season is the best way to avoid the crowds. We were at Kolob Canyons in the early part of November and were the only car on the road. When we got to the top we could hear the silence!! We enjoyed the sound of the melting ice and could see "forever" in the clear air.... More 

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