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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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Great hike to avoid the crowds

My husband and I took this hike on our one and only full day in Zion National Park because were worried that Zion canyon would be far too crowded. We started at 8:00 am and were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took this hike on our one and only full day in Zion National Park because were worried that Zion canyon would be far too crowded. We started at 8:00 am and were the first ones there and didn't see anyone else for almost 3 hours until we began our hike back. It is a relatively easy... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Read reviews saying this was a must stop. The drive into Kolob Canyon was nice but this trail was very disappointing. Better to spend that time in the Park.

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Cedar City, Utah
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This hike is five miles round trip. It is excellent for families. There gradient is very gradual. It follows a year around stream, passes two historic cabins, and ends at a beautiful red alcove with a double arch. Compared to other hikes in Zion National Park, this one is a lot less traveled. Definitely worth a few hours.

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Kipling. SK
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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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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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200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
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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122 reviews 122 reviews
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
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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137 reviews 137 reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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