Middle Fork of Taylor Creek Zion National Park

New Harmony, Utah

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A trail along the Middle Fork of Taylor Creek ending at Double Arch Alcove. This easy trail takes hikers up the canyon of the Middle Fork of Taylor Creek to two historic homestead cabins and Double Arch Alcove. An alcove is a “blind” arch formed in a rock face through which there are no gaps for daylight to pass. In addition to Double Arch Alcove, hikers are rewarded with spectacular views of Tucupit Point and Paria Point as they approach the canyon. The creekbed is fairly narrow, so be prepared to get wet in numerous stream crossings.
Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

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Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

by Erik Molvar & Tamara Martin (Falcon Guides)

A trail along the Middle Fork of Taylor Creek ending at Double Arch Alcove. This easy trail takes hikers up the canyon of the Middle Fork of Taylor Creek to two historic homestead cabins and Double Arch Alcove.

An alcove is a “blind” arch formed in a rock face through which there are no gaps for daylight to pass. In addition to Double Arch Alcove, hikers are rewarded with spectacular views of Tucupit Point and Paria Point as they approach the canyon. The creekbed is fairly narrow, so be prepared to get wet in numerous stream crossings.

© 2013 Erik Molvar & Tamara Martin/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: New Harmony
Distance: 2.5
Trail Type: Point-to-Point
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: March-November
Local Contacts: Zion National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Middle Fork of Taylor Creek (Zion National Park)

Recent Trail Reviews

9/18/2008
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An easy hike with minimal elevation gain the trail follows the river bed through dramatic canyon scenery. The two abandoned cabins add to the enjoyment of the hike. Impressive views of Paria and Tucupit Points greet you as enter the canyon. Vibrant red, ocher and desert varnished walls narrow as you hike deeper into the canyon. The Double Arch Alcove is quite impressive. We were there in mid September and we met several other hikers on the trail but had the Alcove to ourselves.


3/19/2007
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Short trail Snow Canyon park has beautiful red rocks


11/2/2004
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I really enjoyed this hike during my stay at Zion. It is an easy, peaceful hike through an interesting area. As I hiked into the canyon, I was reminded of the old Westerns that I watched while growing up. I would definitely recommend this trail to anyone that wants to get away from the crowds. November was fairly cold, so you might want to go earlier in the fall.



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