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Notes On The History Of The Kolob Canyons…Conclusion

Issue 50.10

Part 12

One of the myths that some visitors to the Kolob may have is that it is not changing. Two important events in recent years indicate that the Kolob Canyons are still very […]

Notes On The History Of The Kolob Canyons…New Trails

Issue 49.10

Part 11

With the completion of the road into the Kolob in 1967, two major hiking trails were constructed: a 7.2 mile trail from Lee’s Pass to the Kolob […]

Notes On The History Of The Kolob Canyons…“Mission 66”

Issue 48.10

Part 10

To commemorate their 50th anniversary, the National Park Service in 1956 proposed sweeping ten-year plan, “Mission 66.” The program was proposed to protect, develop, and improve the national parks nation-wide. The plan […]

Notes On The History Of The Kolob Canyons… Kolob Arch

Issue 47.10

Part 9

One of the great back country spectacles in the Kolob is its famous Kolob Arch. The arch has a measured span of 310 feet making it the largest free standing arch in the […]

Notes On The History Of The Kolob Canyons… Early Settlers

Issue 46.10

Part 8

The first settlers in the Kolob came in the 1930’s. Even before 1930, the Samuel Pollock family lived in a house at the mouth of Taylor Creek. The cement foundation for the home […]

Notes On The History Of The Kolob Canyons… Getting To The Rim Of Zion Canyon

Issue 45.10

Part 7

The departure of Powell and his men left the Kolob Canyons to interested locals to explore. Southern Utah cattlemen succeeded in constructing a trail off the Kolob Terrace into […]

Notes On The History Of The Kolob Canyons… A Two Year Mapping Project

Issue 43.10

Part 6

The first formal study and mapping of the Kolob region was made in 1872 and 1873 by John Wesley Powell and his Colorado River Survey. Powell, who traveled down the Colorado River in […]

Notes On The History Of The Kolob Canyons…Jackson’s Sketch

Issue 42.10

Part 5

Visiting the Kolob was not a regular practice in the early Mormon settlement period but occasionally a curious few would venture into it. This was especially true after a […]

Notes On The History Of The Kolob Canyons…From The Journal Of John D. Lee

Issue 41.10

Part 4

Twenty months after the infamous Mountain Meadows Massacre, the United States government sent Judge John Cradlebaugh, escorted by a military patrol, to investigate the massacre and arrange for surviving […]

Notes On The History Of The Kolob Canyons…From The Journal Of Wilford Woodruff

Issue 40

Part 3

The first recorded journey into the Kolob Canyons was by Mormon Apostle, Wilford Woodruff. Woodruff, an avid fisherman, went fishing in Taylor Creek in the spring of 1854. His journal reports his fascination […]