Hiking Taylor Creek Trail, Zion National Park

Located in the northwestern corner of Zion National Park, the Kolob Canyons section is a hidden gem that offers visitors a stunningly different perspective of the park’s beauty. The canyons are known for their towering red rock formations, deep gorges, and breathtaking views, making it a must-see destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.The Kolob Canyons section features a number of hiking trails that range in difficulty, making it accessible for visitors of all ages and fitness levels. The Taylor Creek Trail is a popular option that takes hikers through a beautiful stream and past historic cabins.

The Timber Creek Overlook Trail offers incredible views of the canyons and surrounding mountains. The La Verkin Creek Trail takes visitors through a lush forest and along a tranquil river. We were fortunate enough to get to do 1 of these hikes. We did this a few years ago with my brother.Taylor Creek Trail,Zion National Park (Middle fork of Taylor Creek)The trail is a moderate, 5-mile round-trip hike that takes you deep into a scenic canyon where you can admire the natural beauty of the park.The trailhead is located on Kolob Canyon Road a little over 2 miles from the Kolob Canyons entrance and is well-marked, making it easy to find. The trail follows Taylor Creek through a narrow canyon, winding through towering sandstone cliffs and lush vegetation.

The Hike

Lorna and Mike at the start of the hike walking in an almost dry creek bed, past a large red bolder with their hiking sticks

Lorna and Mike on the Taylor Creek Trail walking through some lush vegetation with towering red cliffs on the right in Zion national park

Vine maple on the hike in front of towering red cliffs in Zion national park

Vine maple and red cliffs with a cloudy blue sky in Zion national park

Not much water in the creek that runs past colorful, vine, maple and pine trees in Zion national park

Along the way, you’ll cross the creek several times and pass by old homestead cabins. The first cabin you come to is the Larson cabin, and the second one is the Fife cabin. Built in the 1930s, they are a popular attraction. The Taylor Creek Trail Zion National Park blog photos will help along the way.

The Cabins

The Larson Cabin surrounded by trees, with red cliffs and blue sky in the background at Zion national park

The Fife Cabin surrounded by colorful Maple and Zion national park

Double Arch Alcove

One of the highlights of the Taylor Creek Trail is the Double Arch Alcove, A massive sandstone arch that provides a stunning backdrop for photos.

The Double Arch Alcove with towering red cliffs and vine maple in Zion national park

Undercut sandstone creates a cave like formation and water seeps through creating black stripes on the sandstone in Zion national park

Water seepage creates the black strips in the sandstone, framed by pine trees in Zion national Park

Mick, Lorna and Mike in front of the alcove at the end of the hike, Zion national park

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