Hiking Taylor Creek Trail, Zion National Park
Updated: May 17
Located in the northwestern corner of Zion National Park, the Kolob Canyons section is a hidden gem that offers visitors a stunningly different perspective of the park's beauty. The canyons are known for their towering red rock formations, deep gorges, and breathtaking views, making it a must-see destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
The Kolob Canyons section features a number of hiking trails that range in difficulty, making it accessible for visitors of all ages and fitness levels. The Taylor Creek Trail is a popular option that takes hikers through a beautiful stream and past historic cabins. The Timber Creek Overlook Trail offers incredible views of the canyons and surrounding mountains, and the La Verkin Creek Trail takes visitors through a lush forest and along a tranquil river. We were fortunate enough to get to do 1 of these hikes. We did this a few years ago with my brother.
Taylor Creek Trail, Zion National Park (Middle fork of Taylor Creek)
The trail is a moderate, 5-mile round-trip hike that takes you deep into a scenic canyon where you can admire the natural beauty of the park.
The trailhead is located on Kolob Canyon Road a little over 2 miles from the Kolob Canyons entrance and is well-marked, making it easy to find. The trail follows Taylor Creek through a narrow canyon, winding through towering sandstone cliffs and lush vegetation.
Along the way, you'll cross the creek several times and pass by old homestead cabins. The first cabin you come to is the Larson cabin, and the second one is the Fife cabin. They were built in the 1930s.
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One of the highlights of the Taylor Creek Trail is the Double Arch Alcove, a massive sandstone arch that provides a stunning backdrop for photos.