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Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park

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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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  • This is a separate section ofZion National Park, located off of I 15 . Amazing vistas, views, some hiking trails. Not as crowded as the main section of Zion. Worth a visit.  more »
  • We really enjoyed this drive out to Kolob during our stay in Zion. Loved the views. We also went to Cedar Breaks National Monument. Be sure to bring water and pack a picnic. It will get up over...  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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