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Frequently Asked Questions About Kolob Canyons

Q. Why should I go to Kolob Canyons? Is it different from Zion Canyon?
A. Kolob Canyons are higher in elevation, view points are of steep spectacular canyons, and is the closest access to Kolob Arch (7-miles), possibly the largest free-standing arch in the world.

Q. Is there camping available at Kolob Canyons?
A. There is only back country camping available. There is a year-round private campground in Kannaraville and a KOA available in Cedar City.

Q. How far is it from Zion Canyon Visitor Center to Kolob Canyons?
A. Approximately a one hour, 42 mile, drive west on Hwy-9 to La Verkin, then north on Hwy-17, to I-15, exit 40. The Kolob Canyons Visitor Center is located just east of Exit 40.

Q. Can I get backcountry permits/park passes from Kolob Canyons Visitor Center?
A. Yes. The Kolob Canyon Visitor Center is open daily and contains a small bookstore, exhibits, and information desk.

Q. Can I drive my personal vehicle into Kolob Canyons?
A. Yes. There is a 5-mile scenic drive with numerous scenic pull-outs.

Did You Know?

California Condor

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