The road to Lava Point winds from Blue Springs Reservoir through mixed Aspen, Oak, and primarily Ponderosa forest to the Lava Point Overlook in Zion National Park.
The Ponderosa forest provides opportunities for GRACE'S WARBLER and PYGMY NUTHATCH, while most high elevation species typical of Utah can be found here as well. CALIFORNIA CONDOR can be seen soaring along the cliffs at Lava Point along with other raptors, and vultures. White-throated Swift and Violet-green Swallows are usually seen buzzing the cliffs as well. During mid to late August roaming flocks of migrants and other forest can be found along the road to the point. These flocks area generally one of the best ways to find a HERMIT WARBLER in Utah during the small window of migration. The road to Lava Point is usually open between April and November, but depending on how early or late the winter goes, the road may be closed earlier in the fall or later in the spring.
From I-15 north of La Verkin, take exit 27 southeast toward La Verkin on Route 17. From I-15 south of Hurricane, take exit 16 onto SR-9 East bound and follow to La Verkin. From La Verkin, take SR-9 east about 6 miles into Virgin and look for Kolob Terrace Road on your left as you get towards the end of town. The road goes 20 miles till Kolob Terrace where you will take a right and follow the signs to Lava Point.