Kolob Canyon is the little known portion of Zion National Park, but it is just as spectacular as the main canyons of the Zion proper. Kolob Canyons is a beautiful place to tour throughout the year.
In the winter, the red navajo sandstone glimmers with a fresh dusting of snow and in the spring the waterfalls cascade down the rugged cliffs, streaking them black from the run-off.
Wild-flowers bloom in abundance during the summer, and with the coming of autumn, the yellow-gold leaves of the valley's scrub oak offers an interesting contrast to the vast scenery.
Kolob Canyons is a mere 19 miles south of Cedar City on Interstate 15 and makes for a short day trip for hiking, sightseeing or photographing a different vantage point of Zion National Park.