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Address: Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park, UT
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Scenic creek that flows through a secluded, shadowy canyon with steep...
Scenic creek that flows through a secluded, shadowy canyon with steep, high, red cliffs offering an abundant variety of plant and animal life.
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Middle Fork/Double Arch Alcove

This was an excellent hike, located in the far less visited Kolob Canyons district of Zion NP. I covered the middle fork, which is the commonly travelled section found in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Kipling. SK
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Kipling. SK
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105 reviews 105 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This was an excellent hike, located in the far less visited Kolob Canyons district of Zion NP. I covered the middle fork, which is the commonly travelled section found in the hiking guide at www.nps.gov/zion Did not cover the north fork or south fork, which are options to Taylor Creek. This particular hike takes you along a slow flowing stream.... More 

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Springville, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have done a lot of hiking in Zion National Park but this was our first Kolob Canyon hike. We started at about 10:00 am. and it took us exactly 4 hours. We are leisurely hikers who stop to take a lot of photos and eat lunch but we hiked back out fairly quickly. I had read that the hike... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Not a difficult hike but it's a long one. Following the creek bed along up through the canyon. Although the main Zion canyon had temperatures into the low 60's F and no snow or ice in sight this hike was chilly and snow covered in places but with grippers and plenty of layers we were fine. Scenery just like Zion... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

When visiting the Kolob Canyons of Zion National Park, hiking the Taylor Creek trail to the Double Alcove Arches is a must! The hike is easy to moderate. The distance of the hike is 5 miles roundtrip. Along the trail there are two cabins built in the 1930's. You will cross Taylor Creek several times during the hike, so plan... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The hike up Taylor Creek ending at Double Arch Alcove was just as unique and fun as Angels Landing or the Narrows, with a fraction of the crowd. The walls of the finger canyon close around you as you hike until it seems that sunlight must rarely hit the canyon floor where the trail runs. The alcove is a huge... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I hate losing elevation but you have to drop down off the road to get to the canyon...which means you have to climb back up to get out...but it is worth it. Really beautiful walk up a shaded canyon -- not the totally amazing route of the Narrows in Zion Canyon, but very peaceful and lovely. Lots of birds to... More 

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michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a fun hike but you need to pace yourself because the climb back up to the trailhead is a doozy, especially if you haven't acclimated yourself to the thin air yet. But it's definitely do-able for anyone over 8 I would say. Great photo-ops along the way and a mixture of easy walking and some small climbs. I... More 

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Hurricane, Utah
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30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is a 5 mile relatively easy hike. You cross Taylor Creek many time but don't need to worry about getting wet. We started a 9 am and were done by 12 pm, the earlier start was a good idea given the summer heat. We saw lots of lizards, turkeys and spectacular rock. Upon our return, we found the stairs... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is a nice, easy, level 5 mile hike. You will cross the creek many times on your journey to the double arch alcove at the end. Its not deep, but there are opportunities to get your feet a little wet. You will pass a couple of log cabins along the way and plenty of scenery making for some nice... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

After a strenuous previous day walking Angels Landing..the 40 min drive to Kolob Canyons and taking this quieter more remote trail was a great contrast. Lots of steps at the start, but then it's a straightforward hike, through beautiful Mesa crossing the stream numerous times ( it was not deep when I did this trail) with lovely views. ... And... More 

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