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Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park

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#7 of 16 in Nature in Zion National 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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  • This is about a 12-mile driving tour area and it is unbelievably gorgeous. The entrance is to the west between Cedar City and St. George, not accessible from the main Zion National park to the south. ...  more »
  • Quite different from the canyon at Zion. Beautiful views all around. We entered from route 9 and the route took us up to the high mesas where we had beautiful views of the mountains and green valleys....  more »
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  • Wow! What a majestic place. The towering peaks defy all attempts to describe the beauty of this place. The Kolob Canyons are just a few minutes away from Cedar City and are part of the Zion National Park. A visit to this part of the Zions National Park is absolutely worth. Early morning or late afternoon creates a fantastic atmosphere of lights and shadows mesmerizing even the most avid travelers. The people at the Visitor Center and very nice and helpful.
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