Middle Fork Taylor Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Washington County, Utah. It is within Zion National Park. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 5,491 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,037 feet. The Middle Fork Taylor Creek Trailhead attraction is near the trailhead. There are also parkings.
Middle Fork Taylor Creek Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park offers visitors a splendid opportunity to enjoy Zion’s unique redrock canyons without enduring the crowds of people that are usually present in Zion Canyon. Of particular interest to hikers are the Finger Canyons of the Kolob. These scenic canyons are deeply etched into the western side of the Kolob Plateau, and from above they look like so many fingers clawing their way into the plateau’s rouge colored sandstone. None of the canyons are more than a few miles long, but they are notable because of their sheer walls. Typically the cliffs are over a thousand feet high, rising nearly vertically through the Navajo Sandstone formation that underlies the plateau. The Fingers can all be accessed from the Kolob Canyons Road that runs along Timber and Taylor Creeks a half mile to the west. There are six of them in all, and their rugged beauty is enough to make the heart of any outdoorsman beat a little faster. The most popular hikes are into the canyons formed by the North, Middle, and South Forks of Taylor Creek. Of the three, Middle Fork Taylor Creek Canyon is the only one that contains a maintained trail. In my opinion this hike is also the most interesting one, and it is the one I will describe here."
--David Day, Utah's Incredible Backcountry Trails (Rincon Publishing).
"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."
--Erik Molvar & Tamara Martin, Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks (Falcon Guides).
"A trail along the Middle Fork of Taylor Creek, ending at Double Arch Alcove."
--Erik Molvar & Tamara Martin, Best Easy Day Hikes: Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks (Falcon Guides).
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