Icebox Canyon

Location: Kolob Canyon
Rating: Intermediate 3B IV
Length: 8-12 hours 12.25 miles
Longest Rappel: 165ft (50m) Multi Pitch (464ft)
Start: West Rim trailhead
End: Temple of Sinawava
Permits: Required
Wet Suit: Not needed. Recommended in cold weather.
Shuttle: Yes

** Permits can be obtained from Zion National park through an online lottery system. The lottery is 2 days, 7 days or 3 months in advance. Mystery and Subway are the only canyons with a lottery 3 months in advance. Click here for site lottery.

Overview:  Strenuous hiking, river hiking and boulder hopping. Technical rappels. During the steep approach expect bushwhacking. This canyon also introduces mulit-pitch rappelling. Parties of 2-3 but no more recommended.


Kolob Visitor Center is just off I-15, North 13 miles of LaVerkin, In New Harmony, Utah, Exit 40. Follow road to Lee Pass trailhead. Follow LaVerkin Creek trail to a small wash. Turn off the trail, left, and head to the main Timber Creek drainage. Ascend the canyon and determine if you’re going to descend the slick-rock rout (right) or the North Pass rout (left).


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