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This trail leads through the Taylor Creek Middle Fork drainage two and a half miles to Double Arch alcove. Hikers should expect to walk in the stream for part of this trek.

Taylor Creek Trail leads eastward from Kolob Canyons Road two and a half miles to Double Arch Alcove. The route follows the Taylor Creek Middle Fork drainage passing two abandoned cabins en route. This track gains 450 feet along the drainage. Hikers should be aware that they will have to ford the creek several times with the path leading through the drainage in several places.

Begin this trek two miles east of Kolob Canyons Visitor Center on Kolob Canyons Road. The track descends into the creek bed from the trailhead. A short distance upstream hikers will pass the mouth of South Fork Taylor Creek. The trail continues to follow the Middle Fork Taylor Creek. One and a quarter miles from the South Fork the North Fork Taylor Creek empties into the Middle Fork. A half mile up stream the canyon walls narrow for a quarter mile then open again. After this short stretch of narrows it is only one half mile to Double Arch alcove. The alcove lies within a steep section of the canyon on the southern wall. The canyon continues beyond the alcove approximately one more mile to the park boundary.

Directions: From Interstate 15, Use exit 40 to reach this facility. After exiting the highway turn eastward and follow the paved road 2 miles past the visitor center to the trailhead.

Elevation: 5,450 feet

Ending Elevation: 5,980 feet

Usage: Moderate

Difficulty: Moderate

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Zion National Park, Utah

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