Recent scientific measurements (2008) determined the
span of Kolob Arch to be 287 ft. making it the second
longest span in the world (after Landscape).
Seventeen miles south of Cedar City on I-15, take exit
40 to the Kolob Canyons (Kolob Fingers) Section of Zion
National Park. Stop at the Visitors Center for information
and a backcountry permit. A paved road leads to a parking
area where there is a great view. The trailhead for the Arch
is 3 1/2 miles from the Visitors Center at Lee's Pass. It is a
scenic 7 mile hike to the Arch.
Photo by Rob Jones