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“An afterthought...but well worth it.”
Review of Kolob Canyon Road

Kolob Canyon Road
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Owner description: A five mile scenic drive with incredible canyons and cliffs.
Stuart, Florida
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157 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“An afterthought...but well worth it.”
Reviewed 22 January 2014

On Jan. 15, we were on our way through Cedar City on our way to Las Vegas. After four days visiting Zion (south), Bryce Canyou, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches National Parks, we enjoyed the interlude in our day's drive. Turned out to be much more that a mere interlude. We enjoyed the very scenic road that traverses the western rim of Kolob Canyons which is the northwestern entrance to Zion National Park. On this cloudless, cold day, we were most of the time the only car on the road. Taking advantage of the solitude and the turn-outs to behold the majesty of the red rock mountain sides and interesting formations, we peered across and down into the canyons from a half dozen or so vantage points. By car one can only travel 3-4 miles into the park, but if you take I-15, exit 40, I'm sure you will find a whole new appreciation for this most tranquil section of Zion National Park.

Visited January 2014
1 Thank Gus H
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Winnipeg, Canada
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143 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Red Rock Heaven”
Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

Our road trip in June of this year brought us past the northern entrance to Zion National Park, Kolab Canyon Road.

It's a quick drive that affords some marvelous views and few people. In fact, we were the only two on the road. It was great to beat the crowds and appreciate this section if the park in solitude.

1 Thank David Z
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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351 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“get off the interstate and see your country”
Reviewed 22 November 2013

was literally all alone on road which winds through spectacular red rock scenery with multiple overlooks that showcase a land sadly seen by too few, even though it is literally yards from the throngs speeding by at 80 mph on I-15... that is okay, I did not mind having it all to myself

Visited November 2013
1 Thank uckbuck
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“It takes a bit of driving, but....”
Reviewed 7 November 2013

This road is a bit hard to find, a humbly marked turn in the village of Virgin, but it is an easy drive as it rises through the high desert hills to the upper terrace part of the Zion NP, giving spectacular views all along. Then you are in the middle of the western part of the park, winding through some of the most amazing rock formations, and there are several great hikes along the way. It will definitely add to your visit if you go here and get away from the relatively crowded main canyon.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Lance K
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Athens, Georgia
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43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Quick, 5 mile scenic drive is not to be missed”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Kolob Canyon is right off the interstate, easy on and off and so worth the time. the scenic road is but 5 miles, but there are multiple overlooks to stop and explore and take photos.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank CindyPendley
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