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 it is the closest access to Kolob Arch (7-miles one way), one of the largest free-standing arches in the world.

Q. Is there camping available at Kolob Canyons?
A. There is only wilderness camping available. A permit is required. 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 wilderness permits/park passes from Kolob Canyons Visitor Center?
A. Yes, seasonally. The Kolob Canyon Visitor Center is open daily and contains a small bookstore, exhibits, and information desk. Check seasonal operating hours before you plan to pickup permits.

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

Last updated: November 27, 2023

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