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Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park

#6 of 15 in Nature in Zion National Park
Canyon · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Kolob Canyons is the northwest section of Zion National Park of Utah, United States. The Kolob Canyons are part of the Colorado Plateau region of the park and are noted for their colorful beauty and diverse landscape. This part of Zion National Park is accessed by a park road about 20 miles south of Cedar City, Utah off Interstate 15.In 1847, Mormon farmers from the Salt Lake area became the first people of European descent to settle the Virgin River region. In 1851, the Parowan and Cedar City, Utah areas were settled by Mormons who used the Kolob Canyons area for timber, and for grazing cattle, sheep, and horses. They prospected for mineral deposits, and diverted Kolob water to irrigate crops in the valley below. Mormon settlers named the area Kolob—in Mormon scripture, the nearest star to the planet where God resides.
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  • We arrived in Zion Canyon too early to check into our lodge, so we took the opportunity to drive up the Colob Canyon, and it was a great decision. Colob Canyon scenic drive was gorgeous, there was...  more »
  • Less traveled than Zion, but equally magnificent vistas along the main scenic route into the park. They offer a handful of nice hikes.  more »
  • This place is breathtaking and has quickly become one of my favorite places to visit especially in early spring. There are some awesome streams to find off the beaten path, there is specifically a naturally occurring Dome. It's almost like an amphitheater. It does take hiking about 3 hours to get to as its off the beaten path but completely amazing and worth it! I suggest going before it gets cold or make sure you wear thermals. It is an amazing place, I would rank it up with some of the more popular national parks.
  • We headed here from Zion when the clouds came in. Once the clouds cleared it revealed a real gem. The viewpoint has amazing views, totally wort the walk. The parking is good, roads are well maintained, there is a picnic area. The paths need a little work but nothing massive.
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