Regarding COVID-19: Please recreate responsibly and practice social distancing. Closures and travel restrictions are changing rapidly, always check and respect local regulations.

New Harmony, Utah

A Drive through Kolob Canyons

Originally added by Andy Woodward

• You can see so much without even having to leave the car!• The hikes are short, easy, and incredible• Restrooms and dinkable water faucets

The Kolob Canyons is a section of Zion National Park (the northwest corner) located at Exit 40 on Interstate 15, 40 miles north of Zion Canyon and 17 miles south of Cedar City. The five-mile scenic drive along the Kolob Canyons Road allows for visitors to "see-it-all" as it winds through the canyon with stops at trailheads. The Kolob Canyons are narrow box canyons cut into the western edge of the Colorado Plateau, which results in interesting landscape. All visitors must stop at the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center to the entrance fee, which can be a hastle when it's buisy. However, this section of Zion is the least buisy (as 90% of guests visit the south end) and is great for getting away from the crowds. In addition, the Timber Creek Overlook Trail is one of my favorite trails in the Canyons because it is easy to access and allows for the best view of the Kolob Canyons.

Kolob Canyons is a great park to visit because of it's stunning yet easy trails and it's exquisite landscape.

Read More

Tags

Rock Climbing
Mountain Biking
Running
Snowshoeing
Backpacking
Hiking
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Scenic
Wildlife

Reviews

Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

Stay Nearby

Virgin, Utah

Under Canvas Zion

From $199/night

Pine Valley, Utah

Pine Valley Recreation Area

Pine Valley, Utah

Pine Valley Guard Station

Cedar City, Utah

Deer Haven

Nearby Adventures

Backpack the La Verkin Creek Trail

14 Miles Round Trip - 1200 ft gain

Backpack Kolob Canyons, Zion NP

16 Miles Round Trip - 1000 ft gain

Backpack the Zion National Park Traverse

48.3 Miles Round Trip - 8200 ft gain

Tours