The Kolob Canyon District of Zion National Park is scheduled to close starting May 1st due to a reconstruction project. Certain access points to the canyon will be restricted as work will be done to help reconstruct sections of the road, and eventually repave the entire road. Additional accessible parking, sidewalk and toilet facilities will be added during the project.
Closures to all traffic during this seven-month project will include the full length of the Kolob Canyon Road, the parking lot off of I-15 as well as the Visitor Center. Areas serviced by the Kolob Canyon road and trailheads such as the Timber Creek Overlook, Lee Pass and Taylor Creek Trail will not be available to the public during the seven month period.
Vehicles and hiking will not be permitted inside the closure beginning May 1st, and overnight permitted hikes will be restricted to drop-off/pick-up only during April 15-30th.
Park Officials and construction engineers feel that the closures of these particular areas during the project will help expedite the work, and be safest for visitors and workers, allowing the area to open at it's soonest available date.
Those visiting the park will still be able to access the La Verkin Creek Trail. Those wishing to hike to the Kolob Arch via the Hop Valley Trail will be able to access the trailhead from the Kolob Terrace Road off of State Route 9 in Virgin. Overnight trips will require permits.
While the Kolob Terrace Road went through a maintenance project last summer, the road isn't actively maintained during the winter; travelers are advised to use caution while driving.