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Kolob Canyon

 

Kolob Canyon, which easily connects with The Kolob Terrace, is one of Klay Klemic’s favorite areas of Zion National Park. Not only is it only a few miles away from Rising K Ranch, but it is full of Zion’s higher elevation types of terrain, with quaking aspen tall pine, and plenty of flowing water all year long.

   In Kolob Canyon, the Navajo Sandstone rises in monoliths, called “The Fingers of Kolob Canyon”, which are thousands of feet high nad bright red in color. Especially at sunset, Kolob Canyon is one of Zion’s most beautiful sights! 

   In Kolob Canyon, most of the hiking trails are quite short, though there are some hiking/horseback riding trails that will take you all the way to The Kolob Terrace. The nearest town is New Harmony; but you will only find an overpriced gas station there. The nearest town with any actual services is Cedar City, Utah, which has dozens of restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfasts, and other services.


 

La Verkin Creek-Kolob Arch

 

Description: A day hike that follows La Verkin Creek to Kolob Arch

Distance: 6.9 Miles One Way

Difficulty: Moderate from West to East; Somewhat Strenuous from East to West

Highest Elevation: 6,070 Feet Above Sea Level

Jurisdiction: Zion National Park

Willis Creek

Description: A hiking trail from the junction of the La Verkin Creek and Hop Valley Trails that takes you up Willis Creek Canyon. 4.5 Miles One Way.

Difficulty: Moderate

Highest Elevation: 6,400 Feet Above Sea Level

Dangers: Potential Flash Floods

Jurisdiction: Zion National Park

The Middle Fork of Taylor Creek to Double Arch Alcove


 

Description: A short hiking trail that takes you to Double Arch Alcove.

Distance: 2.5 Miles One Way

Difficulty: Easy

Highest Elevation: 5,950 Feet Above Sea Level

Jurisdiction: Zion National Park

North Fork of Taylor Creek

 

Description: A rugged trail that takes you up the North Fork of Taylor Creek in Kolob Canyon

Distance: 2.4 Miles One Way

Difficulty: Moderate

Highest Elevation: 6,050 Feet Above Sea Level

Jurisdiction: Zion National Park

South Fork of Taylor Creek

Description: A short hike that takes you up the dry wash of the South Fork of Taylor Creek into the canyon that lies between Beatty Point and Paria Point in Kolob Canyon.

Distance: 1 Mile one way

Difficulty: Moderate

Highest Elevation: 6,500 Feet Above Sea Level

Jurisdiction: Zion National Park

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    Rising K Ranch is a Horseback Trail Ride and Riding School in Utah, located perfectly between Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks.

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    Cedar City, Utah 84720
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