Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
This is a six-and-a-half-mile-long scenic drive that is a must-do on your Zion Park trip. The scenic stretch of road parallels the Virgin River on the floor of Zion Canyon. It is a spectacular drive in Zion National Park and provides stunning views of Zion Canyon. Among other sights, red rock towers loom 2,000 feet overhead.
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Kolob Terrace Road
Running 14-miles up steep inclines and switchbacks, this relatively untraveled road begins in Virgin, outside of park boundaries, and rises to elevations of 8,000 feet within the narrow neck of the park. The upper ends of the road are unplowed in winter and often covered with snow. Below 6,000 feet, the surface is typically snow free. The park service plows the road up to the base of Maloney Hill, just past the Hop Valley Trailhead, leaving large berms of snow that will prevent cars from traveling further. Snowmobiles may go beyond, but the trekking isn’t ideal, with large bare patches and dirty berms. The road through Black Canyon and Lava Point often has more snow. Even during the best of times, June through October, this stretch is best considered a backcountry road suited for high clearance vehicles. For those who can make it, however, the open vistas and relative isolation of the area make this a favorite for many, as it leads to Lava Point, the highest elevation in the park, where one can view the Cedar Breaks area, the Pink Cliffs and the Zion Narrows.
Kolob Canyon Road
The final road within the park is accessed off exit 40 on U.S. Highway 15. Stop by the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center before climbing 1,000 feet in the 5-miles to the Kolob Canyon Viewpoint. The road is plowed, but can be temporarily closed after a snowstorm. This is one of the least visited sections of the park accessible by car.