Kolob Fingers Scenic Byway: Kolob Canyon section of Zion National Park Professional Review and Guide
"A 5-mile mini-tour of dramatic, colorful cliffs and deep-cut gorges. Kolob Canyon, the northwestern section of Zion National Park, features the same dramatic landscape associated with the main section of the park: towering colored cliffs, narrow winding canyons, forested plateaus, and wooded trails along twisting side canyons. This place is a real find, and somewhat off the well-worn tourist tracks of southern Utah. The Kolob Fingers scenic drive is only 10 miles round-trip, and can be done in 40 minutes. As short as it is, this excursion may not be long enough or substantial enough to warrant a special trip, but if you are passing through this part of Utah it would be a huge mistake to overlook this gem. Combined with a short trail walk, and perhaps lunch at the upper picnic area, this is a very pleasant afternoon project. This is definitely best done as a late afternoon/early evening drive. In the morning you will generally be looking directly into the light, and the steep canyon walls and narrow ravines (mostly viewed from the west) lose all their visual impact.
The morning views can seem very ordinary, and the light very dull; in the late afternoon this place is completely spectacular, with the sharply-defined orange cliffs contrasting dramatically with the green of the forest. Sunset from the upper parking area is sublime. Special attractions: Redrock cliffs and hiking trails."