Kolob Arch

Cedar City, Utah 84721

Kolob Arch

Kolob Arch Professional Review and Guide

"A long day hike or overnighter into the Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park. Along the way you’ll enjoy dramatic views of the Finger Canyons of the Kolob and massive Kolob Arch, and delightful campsites along Timber and La Verkin Creeks.

The 14.4-mile round trip to Kolob Arch makes a moderate overnight trip or a fairly strenuous day hike.A backcountry permit is required for overnight trips. Due to heavy use, a zone system restricts the number of campers in the Kolob Arch area. The area between the Kolob Arch Trail and Hop Valley Trail junctions shows the heavy impact of too much camping use. Please make your camp away from this area if possible. Because the National Park Service is concerned for the safety of hikers and preservation of the natural ecosystem, pets are not permitted on trails. This also makes it easier to see deer and other wildlife. Cougars have been reported in the area and could be dangerous to pets brought illegally on the hike."

Kolob Arch Reviews

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4/1/2012
A good hike that is easy to follow with excellent views of the finger canyons as you hike down to the riverbed. Did this as a day hike and it was sleet/hail for the early part, then sunny, and at the end there was blustery snow as I climbed out. The arch itself is not spectacular (far away), but is uniquely located on the cliff. Many great campsites to choose from along the river could make this a nice and relatively easy overnight.
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Trail Information

Cedar City
Nearby City
14.4
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
One day to overnight
Duration
Late spring through fall
Season
6,060 feet
Trailhead Elevation
feet
Top Elevation
Zion National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Kolob Arch, National Geographic Trails Illustrated Zion National Park Map
Local Maps