After nine months of closure due to re-constructions, the facilities in the Kolob Canyon District are set to reopen on Friday.
The area of Zion National Park shut down for construction in May 2018 to help reconstruct sections of the road, repave the road. The project also included adding accessible parking for visitors, a sidewalk and two new bathrooms. With the drainage and grading parts of the project finished, the road and area is now safe for visitors to use.
Contractors are expected to return and finish the final paving and remaining parts of the project in the spring, when weather improves in the area. Roads will remain open during the completion of the project. Those visiting are advised to anticipate delays during that time.
Opening this Friday will the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center, the new parking area off of I-15 as well as all of the Kolob Canyon Roads. The Timber Creek Overlook Trail, Lee Pass trailhead, Taylor Creek Trail and other areas serviced via the Kolob Canyons Road will also become available to the public on Friday.
While the roads are now open, winter weather related delays and closures may still occur. Those visiting the park should continue to check road and trail conditions to make sure they plan accordingly for such delays and closures.