Kolob Terrace Road
Kolob Terrace Road information
Fourteen miles west of Springdale, Kolob Terrace Rd takes off north from Hwy 9, weaving in and out of BLM and national park highlands. (The road is closed due to snow from at least November to March.) Wildcat Canyon Trailhead lies about 28 miles north, after a hairpin turn.
From here, follow the Wildcat Canyon Trail till you get to the turnoff for Northgate Peaks Trail . You'll traipse through meadows (filled with wildflowers in spring) and pine forests before you descend to the viewpoint overlooking the peaks. It's a whole different – and much less visited – side of Zion. Wildcat Canyon to Northgate Peaks overlook is 2.2 miles one-way.
About 5 miles north of Wildcat Canyon is the gravel road to Lava Point , where there's a lookout and a campground.