Kolob Canyons

Storm in Kolob Canyons
October Storm over the Kolob Canyons

Welcome to Kolob Canyons
The Kolob Canyons district 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 the scenic drive, hike into one of the majestic canyons, or begin a multi-day adventure into the Zion Wilderness, the Kolob Canyons of Zion 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. Current Conditions.

Kolob Canyons Visitor Center: Hours of Operation
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.

MIddle Fork
The Kolob Canyons

R Seely

Larson Cabin in Kolob Canyons Wilderness
Larson Cabin

Zion Wilderness
The canyons of Kolob are designated as Wilderness and are protected for their pristine and primitive environments. Hiking in Kolob Canyons allows visitors 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.


Last updated: April 4, 2023

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.

Springdale, UT 84767


If you have questions, please email zion_park_information@nps.gov. Listen to recorded information by calling anytime 24 hours a day. Rangers answer phone calls from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. MT, but a ranger may not answer if they are already speaking with someone else.

Contact Us