Relaxing at Kolob Reservoir, Utah

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Time to escape the Vegas heat and seek higher elevation!

Anna and I headed up to Kolob Reservoir last weekend to get away and enjoy a little outdoors.

We made our way up the hill to Kolob. It’s a very scenic stretch of road that dips into Zion a couple times. We were loaded up with our canoe, mountain bikes and little Super Sherpa 250cc motorcycle.

Kolob Reservoir, Utah

Water Depth
51 ft max, 21 ft average
Size
249 acres
Elevation
8107 ft
Camping Areas
Primitive camping allowed along the shore and there is also a campground available
RV Accessible?
In the campground and maybe some spots along the water for a small RV.
Activities
Kayaking, Canoeing, Fishing, Camping. Swimming is allowed although the water is very cold.

 

Location

 

We scored an awesome spot on the water.

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After camp was set up, we did a little canoeing and exploring.

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We found an old collapsed cabin in one of the coves so we stopped and checked it out.

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Some locals

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We rode around the area a little bit.

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We made a fire and chilled.

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Then I took some nature pics & watched the reflections in the water as the sun went down.

 

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Anna found a bouncy log

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This was our morning view.

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The Aspens lit up as the sun hit them.

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Made some coffee and enjoyed the peaceful morning.

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Here’s a little taste of our relaxing weekend. Turn that volume up and enjoy the awesome sounds of nature.

Video

 

On our way back we found some goldfish that were mating

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Passing through a section of Zion National Park.

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On the way home, I managed to squeeze in a little MTB action near Virgin, Utah. The Hurricane Rim Trail was really cool.

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It was a bit warm after the 10.6 mile ride, so I cooled off in the Virgin River. It felt amazing!

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Follow Pete:

Do more with less! That is my motto lately. I love getting outdoors and exploring new places, usually on my KTM motorcycle. My wife, Anna, and I recently bought and built out a Sprinter van to do more of the things we love. Traveling and seeing new places is always at the top of our to-do list.

4 Responses

  1. Michael T
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    Camping with my four girls this weekend and your campsite at Kolob Reservoir looked great. May I please get directions or coordinates to that spot?

    • Pete
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      Hi Michael. Sure thing! Just be aware sometimes it is not accessible. I visited Kolob a couple of times after this trip and the dirt road that brings you to that side of the reservoir has a hole/ huge mud pit that you have to cross. It is only passable with a Jeep and even that may be difficult. Check it out though. It may be filled in and doable now. Otherwise, there are still some great campsites along the water there. This is where we camped, https://goo.gl/maps/rteSSe2kLYtcYaP86

  2. garrett
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    thank you so much for your review. Because you two, we have been there twice now. My young boys and I love the area and its people. We rented a canoe, drive the dirt roads and fished. I want to tell other’s while hoping no one will go. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!

    • Pete
      | Reply

      That’s great, Grant! I’m glad my post helped out and you got to enjoy Kolob. Thanks for your post/ feedback. 🙂

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