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Friday, March 28, 2014

10 Best Drives In US National Parks

USAtoday.com has this interesting article featuring its choices for the 10 best drives in US national parks. The Kolob Terrace Road in Zion National Park makes the list.

The Kolob Terrace area is a beautiful playground and not many people even realize it is a part of Zion Park. Most visitors drive Hwy 9 into the main part of the park and then ride the shuttle into Zion Canyon. Far fewer visit the Kolob Canyons section of the park, off I-15 near Cedar City, and even fewer drive the narrow, windy Kolob Terrace section.

The famous Subway hike is located in the Kolob Terrace section, along with several other excellent hiking trails and canyoneering routes. The primitive Lava Point Campground can be found near the top of the Kolob Terrace Road.

Here's a quote from the article:

"This is a road that goes across the top of the park as opposed to in the canyon, so you get an entirely different perspective: colorful rock bands, outcrops, and spires dotting the pine and juniper forests." Trailheads lead down to the canyon.

Major Construction On I-15 In South Davis County

Major construction work is about to begin on I-15, in Davis County north of Salt Lake City. Expect delays at times in that area.

This Deseret News article describes the work. Here are excerpts:

The Utah Department of Transportation is preparing to launch a major construction project on the I-15 freeway in south Davis County. The $117 million project will include significant roadway improvements from North Salt Lake to Farmington.

Work is expected to begin in mid-April, with interchange and bridge construction continuing through summer 2015.

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