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Address: Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park, UT
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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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Perfect way to get away from the crowds in Zion

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Luke R
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Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta, Georgia
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55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Cedar City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 19 March 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.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 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 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 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 

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Henderson, Nevada
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317 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 460 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 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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Tadley, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

As a Brit I love US national parks - but some of them are becoming a victim of their own success. Angel's Landing is a good example - brilliant hike, but at peak times, almost too busy to be enjoyable - of course that's just my opinion. Taylors creek is an easy to moderate hike. Excellent views along the way... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Took a hike up the Taylor Creek trial during mid August. Down in the valley temperatures were in the 100's. The trail was not busy. We hiked clear to the top. The trail was easy to follow. I'm not in great shape but was still able to make the trip in 3 1/2 hours. The elevation gain is manageable. The... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Early in the morning we had the trail to ourselves. Gorgeous views and its shaded most of the way so that helped with the July heat. The Double Arches at the trail head is worth the trek. You cross the creek over 50 times. Bring bug spray for some flies. Best part of Zion if your not into crowds.

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

My two teenage boys and I went in late June to enjoy a hike away from the masses of people in Zion Canyon. There were more people on the trail than I expected, including a group of 'visitors' who evidently found its way here from Springdale. I, hoping for a peaceful outing, could have done without the loud chatter they... More 

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