The Kolob Terrace Road climbs steeply up from the town of Virgin unto the wide and forested expanse of the Kolob Terrace. Kolob is a word from the Book of Mormon used to describe the star nearest the throne of God, signifying a high and exalted place, a good name for a high plateau towering above the burning desert below or Kolob is from the Book of Abraham in the Pearl of Great Price(another book of LDS scripture). It is a paved county road that skirts back and forth through sections of central Zion National Park leading to backcountry trailheads and an overlook located at Lava Point. It eventually becomes a dirt road that continues northward all the way to the outskirts of Cedar City. The Kolob Reservoir is located 30 miles from Virgin and is a popular fishing and camping destination.
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