FAQs about Kolob Canyons in Zion National Park - My Utah Parks

FAQs about Kolob Canyon in Zion

Why should I go to Kolob Canyons? Is it different from Zion Canyon? Is there camping available? and other questions.
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Kolob Canyon. Photo by Rachel Zurer

Why should I go to Kolob Canyons? Is it different from Zion Canyon?

Kolob Canyons are higher in elevation, view points are of steep spectacular canyons, and is the closest access to Kolob Arch (7-miles), possibly the largest free-standing arch in the world.

Is there camping available at Kolob Canyons?

There is only back country camping available. There is a year-round private campground in Kannaraville and a KOA available in Cedar City.

How far is it from Zion Canyon Visitor Center to Kolob Canyons?

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.

Can I get backcountry permits/park passes from Kolob Canyons Visitor Center?

Yes. The Kolob Canyon Visitor Center is open daily and contains a small bookstore, exhibits, and information desk.

Can I drive my personal vehicle into Kolob Canyons?

Yes. There is a 5-mile scenic drive with numerous scenic pull-outs. See the map here



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