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Taylor Creek

Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park, UT
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Type: Canyons, Bodies of Water
Activities: Hiking
Description: 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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Hurricane, Utah
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 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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19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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42 helpful votes 42 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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Lago Vista, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The most difficult part of the hike are the few stairs at the beginning of the trail, it is an easy trail 5 miles RT. We liked the trail more towards the end where the canyon narrows some. It is not far to drive here from the freeway but still is peaceful and quiet (the overlook trail down the road... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

While been in Utah for mainly hiking Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park, we discovered Kolob Canyon. It's a part of the Zion Park, but they are not connected. Kolob Canyon has it's own entrance on the north of the Zion. It is not as huge as Bryce and main Zion, but has amazing views and relatively easy hikes. Unfortunately... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We took our family of 6 up Taylor's Creek. IT WAS AWESOME. Our kids, 9,7,5 and 1 did great. The little one was in a child carrier backpack but the other kids had a blast exploring all the different areas along the trail. I was continually amazed at the scenery. Hiking up between two gigantic towers and all the different... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My wife and I couldn't resist the increasing awesomeness of the Taylor Creek hike. The more you hike, the more fantastic the scenery. We ended up going all the way to the double arch alcove, which is where most people turn around and go back. It took us an hour and 45 minutes on the outbound leg, and an hour... More

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Warrenville, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

There is no doubt that the main canyon in Zion is beautiful - but sometimes it is hard to get away from people. Kolob Canyons is less visited and we enjoyed some solitude. You won't find concrete paths here...it is all very natural. There is not a lot of hiking in the Kolob Canyon side of the park, so this... More

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Truckee, California
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

One morning get moving up to Kolob canyon to hike Taylor Creek. When you are tired of the congestion of the valley this is a good place to relax and see a different side of Zion. A casual hike of six miles round trip is perfect for a day out of the valley. Bring the camera to document the double... More

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Cedar City, UT
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44 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

It's a beautiful hike along the creek and over large rocks to the old pioneer cabin, surrounded by the incredible tall red rock of the Kolob fingers. What is even more amazing is to think of the Mormon family who originally lived back in that remote area, raising sheep, a garden and surviving winters on a homestead that was many... More

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