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Kolob Canyon Closure

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jtwalter · · Orem, UT · Joined Jun 2006 · Points: 805

In case anyone was planning to visit:

Bastien Gerland · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2018 · Points: 0

So does it mean that climbing in Kolob Canyon is impossible ? or from april 15th only ? 

Michael H · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 0

Closure date was moved back to May 1st. After that, you won't be able to climb in Kolob for ~6 months.

According to the NPS, you won't be allowed to hike the long way in either.

Roy Suggett · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 7,207

Please do your best at explaining the why.  Thanks.

John Wilder · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,535
EJN · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2012 · Points: 198

While you can technically still climb in there, the access is super prohibitive. They're redoing the road, so no driving in, and no hiking along the road. To hike in via Taylor creek would be 4 miles each way of creek walking, bushwacking, and a little bit of 4/5th class scrambling. To hike in via La Verkin creek would be mostly trail walking but would be something like 18 miles each way.

Basically, don't plan on it this year till autumn.

Trad Man · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2018 · Points: 0

Does this mean I can or can not climb there this weekend?

grog m aka Greg McKee · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 70 am i going to get super sick pics for my insta???

Suburban Roadside · · Abovetraffic on Hudson · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 1,464

I can;t believe no one grabbed the name  "Trad Man" till 3/11/18,,     !  

11:50am 3/18/18

Trad Man wrote: Does this mean I can or can not climb there this weekend?

Trad Man · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2018 · Points: 0

Trad Asshole was taken

Ron O · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2018 · Points: 0

Drove past today.
Barriers erected right down at the Stop sign.
I heard that they are actually reducing parking at the Taylor Creek trailhead to keep out hikers. Thats messed up.
(The NPS already screwed up with the $185K solar toilet that they were warned could not handle the traffic.)

the barriers don't even permit VC parking.

Paul Morrison · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2006 · Points: 0

What's to stop you from, say, riding your bike in at night when the road crew isn't there?

Just a hypothetical....

Michael Allen · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 75

You could still hike La Verkin trail if you feel like backpacking in. Climbed Namaste on April 30, it was sweet, good crew there enjoying the last day for awhile

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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