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“Terrific afternoon hike!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Taylor Creek

Taylor Creek
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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.
Madison
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Terrific afternoon hike!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

We had never heard of Kolob Canyon until we stayed in Kanarraville, UT and had no idea is was part of Zion. It is literally one exit south on I-15. There is a short 5 mile scenic drive that ends at an overlook. You can see all the Kolob Finger Canyons. At the overlook, there is a trail called Timber Creek. It is about a mile and ends at a panoramic vista. From here, you can see Timber Creek, Kolob Terrace and the Pine Valley mountains beyond Saint George. We hiked the Middle Fork of Taylor Creek one sunny December day with temperatures in the low to mid 50's. The trailhead is about 2 miles from the Visitor Center. It's a 5 1/2 mile trail and it took us 3 hours round trip. This included many stops for photos! The trail is well maintained with "steps" built into the uphill portions. The longest hill is right at the beginning. There are loose rocks and uneven terrain in places. All the water crossings (we counted 54 one way) have strategically placed rocks for easy access. Most of the hike is in the shadows of the mountains so be sure to dress appropriately. The wind picked up while we were hiking and it became considerably colder. You pass two homestead cabins and end at a double arch water-streaked alcove with hanging gardens. This hike offers unbelievable beauty and peace. It is difficult to envision the powerful forces of nature that created this unusual terrain. We really enjoyed this hike!

Visited December 2012
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herts,uk
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178 reviews
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“Good walk and pretty flat most of the way -”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

The walk is not for prams or wheelchairs but would give a 7-10 yearold a good workout. Some of the views on the walk are great and some of my best Zion Photos are from this walk. It end at a spectacular cave ' the double arch' and passes a few historic cabins along the way. I lost count of the number of times we crossed the creek but apart from the steps down from the car park trailhead and a bit near the cave the walk is easy.

Visited September 2012
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Toquerville UT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Middle Taylor Creek is a Great Hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

We've hiked the Middle Taylor Creek a few times and it's a fun hike. You will get your feet wet, which make it a pleasurable warm day hike. The Double Arch Alcove at the end is a great place for a snack.

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Los Angeles, California
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146 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Well worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

This is a lightly-traveled gentle 5 mile roundtrip to Double Arches Alcove, where the acoustics are amazing. On the late-afternoon return, we got nailed by showers.

Visited July 2012
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Utah
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“Simply beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

This is simply a beautiful area and a nice little hike.

Visited August 2011
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