While trying to get away from the spring break crowds in Zion National Park, Utah, we discovered Kolob Terrace in the central part of the park.
To get there from Zion Canyon, you exit the park on the south, travel west to Virgin, and go up Kolob Terrace Road where you re-enter the park. (Note, this is a different place than Kolob Canyons.)
Along the 23 mile road you’ll find lots of scenic vistas as the terrace rises to over 8,000 feet. The only people up there were the ones hiking the subway whose cars were in the parking lots. Aside from the cars, we only saw a couple of people the whole time we were up there.
We wanted to check out Lava Point, but discovered that vehicles over 19 feet are not allowed and our Big Baby Blue is 20 feet. We also didn’t go on any of the trails because no dogs were allowed.
But still there were lots of places to pull off on the side of the road and enjoy some scenic views.
Admittedly, our trip to Zion wasn’t quite what we hoped for this year. Between me being sick, the bad weather (a bit of a shock after 3 months of sunny 80 degree days), and the spring break crowds, it could have been better. But even with all that, Zion is so spectacular it’s hard to come away without at least a few breathtaking views.