Overview: Kolob Canyons in Zion
Kolob Canyon is a lesser-traveled but equally stunning unit of Zion National Park located near Cedar City. It features towering red rock formations and a tiny fraction of the visitors of Zion Canyon.
The road leading into Kolob Canyon is beautiful in and of itself, featuring a plethora of pull-offs with spectacular panoramic viewpoints. You’ll take a different entrance than the south or east entrances to Zion. It’s about an hour away on the road to Cedar City.
Map of Kolob Canyons
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Kolob Canyon is around sunset to watch the final light of the day sweep across the red rock canyon. Watch the forecast closely in the winter, as Kolob Canyons access can close down during winter storms. When snow plows are operating, pedestrian traffic isn’t allowed either.
You can also pair this trip with another one of the Utah Mighty 5 National Parks.
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