Located about an hour northwest of Zion National Park is the Kolob Canyons section of Zion, one of the parks best kept secrets. These box canyons cut into the Colorado Plateau feature 2,000 foot cliff walls and stunning peaks.
Come for the scenic drive, a designated Utah scenic road, stopping at the viewpoints along the way to take in the panoramic views or spend an hour or an afternoon hiking one of the parks trails. Kolob Canyon features more than 20 miles of trails for hikers to explore. The scenic drive is just five miles but packs in some incredible views, climbing over 1,000 feet as you make your way to the Kolob Viewpoint where there is a picnic area and short trail to Timber Creek Overlook.
How To Get To Kolob Canyons
Kolob Canyons is located 40 miles north of Zion Canyon off Interstate 15 at exit 40. Be sure to stop at the visitors center when you arrive to check in and show your park pass or pay your Zion National Park entrance fee.
As word spreads this part of Zion may begin to see more visitors, especially on weekends. For additional information on hiking in Kolob Canyons or the Wilderness area visit the National Park Service.
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