An Afternoon in Kolob Canyons, the surprisingly accessible yet rarely visited corner of Zion National Park
Everyone knows Zion National Park. Even if you've never been there, you've probably seen photos of the towering red-granite cliffs and domes, standing like giant sentinels above the green valley floor, thousands of feet below. You've probably seen dramatic photos of people hiking The Narrows, an iconic slot canyon trail requiring miles of walking and wading through cold water. You might have heard of, or even tackled, the hair-raising heights and amazing views of the Angel's Landing Trail.
But, I bet you haven't seen Kolob Canyons.
And you wouldn't be the only one. When I visited Zion National Park a few years back, I skipped Kolob, too. Nearly everyone does. But this time, I was driving...Read more