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Kolob Canyon Scenic Drive

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Kolob Canyon Scenic Drive is a 10.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near New Harmony, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, bird watching, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 10.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,499 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

nature trips

scenic driving

bird watching



wild flowers

no dogs

1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful. At the top is a nice trail to an Overlook. And you can see all of the Kolob Fingers and Horse Canyon on the opposite side. In addition on your way up are two different trailheads, Lee and Taylor Creek.

scenic driving
4 months ago

Great views but be prepared for any kind of weather. When we came mid-May, it snowed in the morning before finally clearing up later in the day.

5 months ago

Stunning and surreal views! I can't wait to go back!

7 months ago

Kolob is open again as of last Friday! Took the above pics last Sunday, 2/10/19. Just wanted to update everyone. Happy hiking!

11 months ago


scenic driving
Sunday, September 02, 2018

There is a short mile or so walk at the end. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing. We did this at the end of April and it was snowing at this elevation even though we left Las Vegas in summer clothing.

Friday, June 01, 2018

I came to Kolob Canyons today to hike several of the trails and found that the park is current closed and will be so from 1 May to 1 December 2018. See It's a beautiful place and I look forward to getting to these trails.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Its closed for the year.

scenic driving
Sunday, March 25, 2018

What an introduction to Zion. Drove this at sunset on our way into St. George — my heart, it is massive and majestic. Don't miss this.

scenic driving
Thursday, March 01, 2018

Awesome.... part of my Zion trip.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

A gorgeous must see!

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Just did the drive, but it’s beautiful

scenic driving
Saturday, September 09, 2017

Beautiful drive with majestic views. Not nearly as crowded as Zion's main canyon.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Great drive with plenty of places to pull out and take pictures. I did the drive after a full day at Zion and it was a great way to end the day. The view at the end is amazing.

scenic driving
Monday, July 10, 2017

My first national park. Beautiful scene and lots of places to snap photos. Wish there was more than one foot trail though the view at the end of the trail is nice.

nature trips
Thursday, July 06, 2017

Took this awesome short drive instead of Zion as Zion traffic was long. Very beautiful. Do it if Zion is busy.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Nice drive up the mountain, great views

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Beautiful scenic drive

Thursday, May 05, 2016

That's good for relaxing!

scenic driving
Monday, October 12, 2015

Beautiful scenic drive! It's worth going if you already have the park pass from entering Zion, or have a year long pass, but not sure if it's worth paying entry fees just for this scenic drive. This is definitely something to check out before you enter, or after you leave the Park.

Monday, September 14, 2015

A gorgeous 5 mile drive up into Kolob Canyon! Beautiful all times of the year! Not crowded like Zion National Park but just as scenic!

scenic driving
Saturday, June 21, 2014

A very pretty drive through the Kolob Canyon section of Zion National Park.

scenic driving
Sunday, August 25, 2013

One of my favorite scenic drives. Almost every time that I'm on I-15 passing by I make a quick detour for this drive. I have even been there what a artist was painting the fingers at sunset.

scenic driving
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Great drive through the Kolob section of Zion. Only about 5 miles, but views are spectacular! Many hiking challenges. We drove it in 1994, early one morning. I would recommend waiting until afternoon or better yet in the evening for better photos. Did this drive again in 2013, and the views are still great.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Dramatic scenery with few visitors. Combined with The Taylor Creek and the Timber Creek trails, it makes for a great 1/2 day in the Kolob Canyons section of Zion.

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