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Taylor Creek

Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park, UT
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Type: Canyons, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Scenic creek that flows through a secluded, shadowy canyon with steep, high, red cliffs offering an...
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Type: Canyons, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner 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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San Diego, California
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276 reviews 276 reviews
148 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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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38 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
34 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Hurricane, Utah
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26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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47 helpful votes 47 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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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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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Atlanta
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34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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
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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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29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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