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Quick Facts
Designation: Utah State Scenic Backway
Fees: Although part of this backway travels through Zion
Length, One-Way: 45 Miles (75.0 Kilometers)
Time: With photo stops this backway takes about two hour


General Information

Description - This Backway covers the area from U-9 at Virgin, north to U-14 six miles east of Cedar City. It takes visitors through grassy meadows to ascend the red and white sandstone ledges of Zion National Park. It provides a view of the west side of the Park not available in any other location.

Kolob Reservoir at 8,000 feet provides fishing and summer recreation. From the top of Kolob Terrace the red-walled mesas of the Kolob Canyons section of Zion are prominent. As the Backway nears its end (heading north), the northern portions of the drive are thickly forested with aspen and evergreen.

Attractions - The Kolob Reservoir Road is known for it's Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Location - This Backway covers the area from U-9 at Virgin, north to U-14 six miles east of Cedar City.

Directions from : This Backway covers the area from U-9 at Virgin, north to U-14 six miles east of Cedar City.


Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Adrienne Raymond (Shrewsbury, VT)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The road from Cedar City to the reservoir was almost empty. In fact it had just opened for the season on May 31! The road climbs through some nice switchbacks and then travels on the plateau in the aspen woods and meadows for miles, just beautiful. Only bad thing is the land is fenced and posted for a good amount of the trip. The Kolob side is pretty spectacular, too. 4x4 is nice to have for this road.


Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Scenic Driving Kolob Reservoir Road
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Kolob Reservoir Road
Yes


More Information

Additional Information:
Utah Scenic Byways - Utah's Scenic Byway Program is comprised of 27 routes that showcase Utah's splendor; from slick rock canyons and pristine deserts to majestic mountain views and high country lakes.

Links:
Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.

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