This site lies at an elevation of 6,200 feet in the northwestern corner of Zion National Park known as Kolob Canyons. It is open year round and serves as a picnic ground, overlook and trailhead. A few picnic tables are maintained in this area as are fire grates and restrooms. Visitors must provide there own charcoal. From the
The Kolob Canyon Road dead ends at this viewpoint of several finger canyons in Zion National Park. Pit toilets and a picnic area just up the Timber Creek Overlook Trail is available.
Most people come to this viewpoint, hop out of the car, snap a few photos, and then get back and the car and head back to I15. Big mistake. The view is nice but the area begs for a little exploring. Head to the short but locely Timber Creek Overlook hike which begins just across the parking lot. Stretch those legs and take in some of the Kolob Canyons beauty before heading back on down the highway.
At the end of a very grand road (5 miles) with grand vistas into Zion National Park, we reached a small parking lot with a great view. The Timber Creek Overlook Trail starts here and just up the trail is a small picnic area. This stop was heaven for us while on our way to Montana from California because we were so excited to be in a National Park, just minutes off of the main highway. We stopped at the Visitor Center at the entrance to this small section of Kolob Canyons of Zion National Park and found out about this picnic spot at the end of the road.
The picnic area itself was not all that grand. Thankfully it truly was a very short (uphill) walk from our car and there were plenty of trees to make it shady. Our toes were quickly found by some very large ants that were half red and half black, and so we left our food on the table and just walked around while we ate. There was only a peek-a-boo view of the canyon that was so grand from the road, so we didn't stay at the picnic area for long.
We did not have good hiking shoes or much water with us, so we made our hike only to the picnic area. Our real enjoyment of this area was just being able to get outside of the car for 30 minutes and be in the grandeur of Zion National Park.