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