Kolob Canyons

Storm in Kolob Canyons
Late Summer Storm in Kolob Canyons

Welcome to Kolob Canyons
The Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park is located at Exit 40 on Interstate 15, 40 miles north of Zion Canyon and 17 miles south of Cedar City. A five-mile scenic drive along the Kolob Canyons Road allows visitors to view the crimson canyons and gain access to various trails and scenic viewpoints.

Here in the northwest corner of the park, narrow parallel box canyons are cut into the western edge of the Colorado Plateau, forming majestic peaks and 2,000 foot cliff walls. Whether you come to view the panoramic landscape from our scenic drive, hike into one of our majestic canyons, or begin a multi-day adventure into the Zion Wilderness, Kolob Canyons has something special for everyone to experience.

Please be aware that the Kolob Canyons Road may be closed during winter months due to snow or ice. Pedestrians are prohibited from walking the road during snow plow operations.

Kolob Canyons Visitor Center
All guests are required to stop at the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center to show an Interagency Park Pass or pay the Zion National Park entrance fee. There is also a bookstore operated by the Zion Natl Park Forever Project. ⚠️ At this time the Zion Forever Park Store is closed and Wilderness Permits cannot be obtained at the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center.

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The Kolob Canyons

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Larson Cabin in Kolob Canyons Wilderness
Larson Cabin

The canyons of Kolob are designated as Wilderness and are protected for their pristine and primitive environments. Hiking in Kolob Canyons allows explorers the opportunity for solitude and tranquility in a scenic desert setting. In order to maintain the wilderness character and natural conditions of the area, please be aware that affiliated groups exceeding 12 in number are only permitted to hike on the Timber Creek Overlook Trail.

The Kolob Canyons truly are a unique area of Zion National Park, with soaring peaks of Navajo sandstone, canyon streams and cascading falls, and over 20 miles of hiking trails. New experiences and stunning scenery await you around every bend in a majestic land that has retained its primeval character and influence.


Last updated: June 14, 2021

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Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale, UT 84767


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