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Address: Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park, UT

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, private hike

This was a very enjoyable hike. We ran into ONE other person on the entire trail. The trail takes you across the creek probably 20 times each way, so be prepared for that. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rachel C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a very enjoyable hike. We ran into ONE other person on the entire trail. The trail takes you across the creek probably 20 times each way, so be prepared for that. The double arch alcove at the end is beautiful. Make sure to shout into it for a cool echo.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

So I was dreading my visit to Zion a little as I am really afraid of height and couldn't do any of the things with cliff exposure. On our last day we visited Kolob Canyon and decided to do this hike. The hike is a 5 mile round trip hike and takes you along a small river deep into a... More 

1 Thank Karina V
Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very easy hike of 5 miles round trip. Plenty of shade on the entire hike. Wear shoes that you don't mind getting wet as you will cross an ankle deep stream over 50 times during the hike. The destination point of the double arch alcove (not arches) is interesting, but the sheer beauty of the entire hike is what... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sand feels great underfoot after hiking mostly concrete & rock trails of Observation Point and Scouts Landing... in Spring I recommend bringing light rain gear. With no precipitation forecast we were surprised by a hail storm just a mile before reaching the arches. We chose to turn back as hail began accumulating with temps hovering about 40F deep in the... More 

Thank OneTravelBugFromAL
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017

We came to Kolob canyons after entering Zion NP from the east due to the massive crowds and mess of parking around the actual Zion Canyon area. What a great decision! This hike was very lightly traveled compared to any of those in the main canyon area. The constant creek crossings were fun for us, and will be for you... More 

1 Thank Luke R
Cedar City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2017

We live relatively close to this trail head. It is not as grand as hiking in Zion but it still is a nice hike. The internet states that this is a 5 mile round trip hike. I beg to differ. My husband and I compared our steps and we registered more to the 9 mile mark. It felt more like... More 

1 Thank Paula D
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed March 19, 2017

Perfect view and weather. The park has all the amenities for all ages for hiking or just leisure walk to enjoy nature and the wildlife. Perfect for eveybody who love and appreciate nature.

Thank achantharaj
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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548 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2016

I would skip this hike if time is short. It simply doesn't compare with the hikes in the main canyon in Zion. During the hike you cross a shallow creek something like twenty times. The views are nice, but it's nothing super special. Your goal at the end of the trail is a alcove arch. There are lots of cool... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2016

After spending a few days in the main canyon of Zion, we were looking for something different and had read that the Taylor Creek hike was less busy and not extremely difficult. The drive takes about 45 minutes from Springdale. Stop in the Visitor's Center and your park pass will get you into this part of the park. The trail... More 

3 Thank Zamigaos
Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 468 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016

The trail alongside the middle fork of Taylor Creek starts about 2 miles up the road from the visitor center. It's maybe a 3-3 1/2 hours there and back. The trail ends up at a spectacular double arch alcove. Really dramatic! So it's worth the trek. The trail follows the middle fork all the way. If there's evidence of significant... More 

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