Summit elevation: 7,265 ft (2214 m)
Distance: about < 1 mile (1.6 km) round trip
Elevation gain: ~700 ft (213 m)
Date: January 22, 2011
|Pine Valley Mountains from Firepit Knoll|
Firepit Knoll is a small cinder cone volcano along the Kolob Terrace Road in Zion National Park. There is nothing special about this volcano, but during my first month in Zion I wanted to see what this section of the park was like. However, the road was closed below the Wildcat Canyon trailhead, and I wanted to do something here.
|Looking north from Firepit Knoll|
|Looking south from Firepit Knoll|
The crater at the top was a flat meadow, and there were many elk tracks at the top as well as on the sides. The view from the top was good, especially that of the Pine Valley Mountains. The Hop Valley and Connector trails go by Firepit Knoll, and there is a trailhead to its southwest, but in the winter you will have to park along the road.
|Firepit Knoll's crater|
|Firepit Knoll at center from higher on the Kolob Terrace Road in April|
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