Kolob Reservoir – Zion National Park

Kolob Reservoir – Zion National Park 2018-06-23T17:45:50+00:00

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If you want a hidden gem to boondock at Kolob Reservoir is your spot.  This place was beautiful.  Yes, you are seeing snow and mud.  Little did we know, it was too early to go.

Prior to taking off from Vegas I had decided I would ask one of my Facebook groups of some good boondocking spots outside of Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park.  Thanks to the lovely people in the group we were able to stumble upon this gem, however, the people forgot to mention that it wasn’t a good time of year to go there.

To get to this beautiful gem you have to basically climb straight up a mountain.  Not even the end of April and we are having to pull over to avoid overheating on the regular.  Then we decide to take off the Jetta and scope out how much further we need to go so we can assess if we should just turn around at this point.

Luckily we were only about 2 miles away from a level area for driving.  We keep the Jetta off to get to this spot in a less strenuous fashion but that really didn’t end up being the case.  Once we got to the top of the reservoir it was clear why people had suggested it, but also more clear that we probably weren’t going to be able to stay here.

Luckily we already had the Jetta off so I could go scope out the area.  Read about that here: http://wannawander.com/to-get-stuck-in-kolob-reservoir-or-to-not-get-stuck/

Turns out everyone who was pulling in was doing the same as us, turning around.  The start of the thaw had left the place muddy and some of the roads under water.  Oh, did I mention that there wasn’t any cell service, so had we gotten stuck, we would have been in some trouble.  It was clear that it was time to turn around and head down the mountain.  That in itself had our nerves wracked….straight downhill with Wanda.  We were praying there wouldn’t be a brake disaster.  As you can imagine, there wasn’t because I am alive to tell you about this.

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