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Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park

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#7 of 14 in Nature in Zion National Park
Kolob Canyons is the northwest section of Zion National Park of Utah, United States. The Kolob Canyons are part of the Colorado Plateau region of the park and are noted for their colorful beauty and diverse landscape. This part of Zion National Park is accessed by a park road about 20 miles south of Cedar City, Utah off Interstate 15.In 1847, Mormon farmers from the Salt Lake area became the first people of European descent to settle the Virgin River region. In 1851, the Parowan and Cedar City, Utah areas were settled by Mormons who used the Kolob Canyons area for timber, and for grazing cattle, sheep, and horses. They prospected for mineral deposits, and diverted Kolob water to irrigate crops in the valley below. Mormon settlers named the area Kolob—in Mormon scripture, the nearest star to the planet where God resides.
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  • Very quiet in the Kolob Canyons of Zion. If you have the time hike to the arcjh. If you want photos afternoon is the best time.  more »
  • Kolob Canyon is not like the main Zion canyon. It is beautiful red rock faces that are best viewed and photographed in the afternoon. There are short hikes, long hikes or no hikes if you just want to ...  more »
  • Kolob Canyons are part of Zion NP but cannot be reached by road from each other. Zion is located off exit 27 of the I15 & Kolob at exit 40. However, you can hike from Kolob to Zion via the La Verkin C...  more »
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  • Breathtaking views. Great for a Day trip. Some really nice hiking trails.
  • Get away from the crazy crowds in the other part of Zion and still see some spectacular scenery. There are not as many hikes here, but there are a few and they can be a lot of fun. I recommend the overlook trail at sunset/sunrise, it’s short, easy to get up and down, and beautiful colouring at sunrise/set.
  • Amazing! Will take your breath away...more than once! This place is very special to me.
  • I could write a very long review about this place but I'll leave it at breathing. It was so gorgeous it didn't seem real at first.
  • Windy, but gorgeous. Close to the highway (easily accessible).
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