Taylor Creek Trail, Kolob Canyon
On the I-15 corridor near the the pioneer town of New Harmony is the hidden gem, Kolob Canyon, Zion National park, at exit, 40. Navajo sandstone soars above canyon streams and cascading falls. Upon, entering this portion of Zion National Park prepare to be wowed as the shadows and light create a mesmerizing memory- It is simply breathtaking!
While the view of Kolob Canyon can be experienced while taking the short scenic drive through the park, to fully embrace the experience, dig in and experience all the park has to offer by taking one of the many trails. With over 20 miles of hikes, there is definitely one right for everyone.
I took 3 of our 5 "fab five" on a short adventure last week in search of the Fife and Larsen cabins which landed us on the Taylor Creek Trail. While this was not our first time on the trail, I was simply enamored with the hike at every turn. The kiddos loved jumping across the stream and climbing the rocks.
My mind drifted back a century ago as I thought of Gustive Larson and Arthur Fife both professors at the BAC (SUU) in the 30's and homesteaders in the Kolob Canyon. Wow,
I wish I could visit with the two of them.
This five mile round trip adventure is moderate and the destination is the box canyon which leads to a Double Arch Alcove. It is amazing- definitely "eye candy."
Other hikes in Kolob include The Timber Creek overlook (1.0 miles) and the Kolob Arch via La Verkin Creek (14.0 miles). Not to mention, Kolob provides access to Zion's back country- be sure to put it on your hiking "bucketlist."