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“Lovely easy 5 mile hike”
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.
Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Lovely easy 5 mile hike”
Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

After a strenuous previous day walking Angels Landing..the 40 min drive to Kolob Canyons and taking this quieter more remote trail was a great contrast. Lots of steps at the start, but then it's a straightforward hike, through beautiful Mesa crossing the stream numerous times ( it was not deep when I did this trail) with lovely views. ... And passing two 1930s cabins.... You eventually bump into the cliff face of a mountain...which is formed into a massive two arch amphitheatre......cool and inviting... And hopefully peaceful stop for lunch and photos ( I had a flute player and a rather loud conversation resounding doing my stop) .

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Val J
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Lago Vista, Texas
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“Don't let the stairs at the beginning deter you....”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

The most difficult part of the hike are the few stairs at the beginning of the trail, it is an easy trail 5 miles RT. We liked the trail more towards the end where the canyon narrows some. It is not far to drive here from the freeway but still is peaceful and quiet (the overlook trail down the road you can hear some traffic in the distance. An easy day hike, not much planning necessary.

Visited February 2014
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“We'll be back”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

While been in Utah for mainly hiking Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park, we discovered Kolob Canyon. It's a part of the Zion Park, but they are not connected. Kolob Canyon has it's own entrance on the north of the Zion. It is not as huge as Bryce and main Zion, but has amazing views and relatively easy hikes. Unfortunately we only partially hiked on Taylor Creek trail up to the Larson Cabin because it was getting late and we didn't want to be caught in the dark in the wilderness. It's one of the secluded trails - it was no one on the trail but us. Even guided hike from Zion does not allow groups more than 10 people on this trail not to disturb the nature. Round trip is 5 ml and takes 4 hours, but you definitely want to stop and meditate is some places. Fist part of the trail is very steep with the man-made steps. Middle part requires many (I've lost count) small creek crossings, it was very refreshing to be near the water. Taylor Creek ends up in unique double alcove formation and I think it worth to come back to. So it definitely on out next To Do List.

Visited May 2013
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“This is the best side of Zion's”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

We took our family of 6 up Taylor's Creek. IT WAS AWESOME. Our kids, 9,7,5 and 1 did great. The little one was in a child carrier backpack but the other kids had a blast exploring all the different areas along the trail. I was continually amazed at the scenery. Hiking up between two gigantic towers and all the different reds and oranges was truly amazing. On top of that the leaves are just about to drop so the colors were crazy awesome.

I highly recommend this hike and Kolob Canyon over the South/Spingdale side. There are little to no people on this side and you can drive up and down the canyon in your car versus taking the shuttle up and down on the other side.

Visited October 2013
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“5 minutes off the freeway and you're into incredible scenery”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

My wife and I couldn't resist the increasing awesomeness of the Taylor Creek hike. The more you hike, the more fantastic the scenery. We ended up going all the way to the double arch alcove, which is where most people turn around and go back. It took us an hour and 45 minutes on the outbound leg, and an hour and twenty minutes on the return. There are a few spots where the trail is hard to find, or with 2 or 3 foot drop-offs, usually where the streambank and part of the trail has been eroded by high water, but if you pay attention, you can avoid ankle-sprains and stay on the trail. Getting lost is not a big problem, since the canyon is narrow and the trail is never very far from the stream.

Visited September 2013
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