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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.
Reviewed September 2, 2004

We just returned from a Western tour starting with Zion National Park. We also hiked the Taylor Creek trail in Kolob Canyon and liked it very much. You are right about the rattlesnakes...my wife walked next to one (foot-and-a-half away) while the boys and I were resting under an outcropping rock. First time I've heard her cry out (ever). It never rattled...it moved away from her and raised its head and tail. We got some great pictures but have difficulty deciding if it is a Mojave or a Prairie Rattler. It had just eaten (big bulge) which is why it probably didn't want to tangle with my wife (good decision on the rattlesnake's part).
The trail was very good, but make sure you start EARLY. We were the first ones out and the first back. Nice hike, creeksides with finger canyons, hawks, ending in a beautiful double arch. Just watch your step!

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Reviewed May 20, 2004

I just hiked Taylor Creek and thought it would be great for my kids since it is pretty flat, yet is not too short. It's 2.7 miles one way. We were not thrilled to run into TWO rattlesnakes on the trail. We went back to the Visitors Center to report them but the center had closed but we picked up the trail brochure that said the rattlers are commoon on the hike. lol I doubt we would have gone if we read that first.

Stay in the main section of the park unless you are keen on rattlesnakes. Other than the snakes its a great hike, but does not compare to the hikes in the main section of Zion.

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