The Quiet Side of Zion National Park

KOLOB CANYONS SCENIC DRIVE, UTAH
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This is the secret northern section of Zion National Park. The road crosses along a fault line where the five canyons or “fingers” of Kolob rise above you. Exceptional hiking and photography opportunities!

Starting at the Visitor Center, the road will make a sharp turn and the enormous natural cutaway of the Markagunt Plateau will unfold, and Zion’s tallest peak Horse Ranch Mountain will rise above you. As the road climbs further and curves around a box canyon cut by the south fork of Taylor Creek. The route will traverse along a ridgeline, climbing over 1,000 feet in elevation until it ends at a turnabout known as the Timbercreek Overlook. Timber Creek features an absolutely breathtaking view of the Kolob Terrace and Pine Valley Mountains to the west. Keep your camera ready. The light in the afternoon to twilight can be the best time for photography and this area is one of the best places for panoramic shots.

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