Fodor's Expert Review Kolob Canyons Road

Zion National Park Scenic Drive

Kolob Canyons Road is a 5-mile immersion into red rock canyons that extend east-to-west along three forks of Taylor Creek and La Verkin Creek. The beauty starts modestly at the junction with Interstate 15, but as you move along this 5-mile road, the red walls of the Kolob finger canyons rise suddenly and spectacularly. With the crowds left behind at Zion Canyon, this drive offers the chance to take in incredible vistas at your leisure. Trails include the short but rugged Middle Fork of Taylor Creek Trail, which passes two 1930s homestead cabins, culminating 2¾ miles later in the Double Arch Alcove. At the end of the drive, take the short hike to the Kolob Canyons Viewpoint to see Nagunt Mesa, Shuntavi Butte, and Gregory Butte, each rising to nearly 8,000 feet above sea level. During heavy snowfall Kolob Canyons Road may be closed.

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Zion National Park, Utah  84767, USA

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