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About Kolob Canyons

The Kolob Canyons cut deeply into the cliff lining Timber Creek Canyon in the northwestern corner of Zion National Park. Cut by small brooks, and flash floods in dry washes, these narrow canyons have walls a thousand feet high, puncuated with pinnacles of rock and trickling waterfalls. Kolob Arch, the second longest natural arch in the world is found in this part of the park.

The Kolob Canyons were originally a separate National Monument, created in 1937, but were incorporated into the park in 1956. There is no road connecting directly between Kolob Canyons and Zion Canyon. This portion of the park is accessed by Kolob Canyon Road, which can be accessed from Interstate 15.

Hiking opportunities include the La Verkin Creek Trail, the Timber Creek Overlook Trail, the Taylor Creek Trail.

Some other trails access the narrow canyons themselves. These can be very dangerous to hike in due to the risk of flash floods. A special permit is required for these hikes. These trails are marked by signs at their beginnings.

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Kolob Canyon Road
Kolob Canyons Overlook
La Verkin Creek Trail
Tailor Creek
Taylor Creek Trail
Taylor Creek Turnout
Timber Creek Overlook Trail

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