Taylor Creek

There are three Taylor Creek routes all a part of the Finger Canyon. Each offer a different length and experience. They all highlight lush vegetation and large sandstone towers.

North Fork

Trail Length: 5.2 out-and-back

Degree of Difficulty: Moderate

Elevation Change: 700 feet

A nice trail along the river with some pleasant canyon views. This trail is not as maintained as Middle Fork, but is more secluded.

Middle Fork

Trail Length: 4.9 out-and-back

Degree of Difficulty: Moderate 

Elevation Change: 600 feet

One of the more underrated hikes in Zion National Park is the Middle Fork hike of the Finger Canyons. This area has some incredible views and a very oasis like feel. There are streams, waterfalls, a lush greenery making this the most popular of the three forks of Taylor Creek. Middle Fork is home to Larsen Cabin (a historic building right the trail) and Double Arch Alcove. Expect plenty of sun exposure and some shade throughout.

South Fork

Trail Length: 2.7

Degree of Difficulty: Moderate

Elevation Change: 1,000 feet

A very pleasant easy to follow out-and-back hike that features greenery, towering red rock canyon walls, and sandy trails. The area features some great rock climbing and an off the beaten path feel.
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Getting to 

Taylor Creek is located in the Kolob Canyon. 


These trails are open all year. It can be really nice in the summer with the stream running next to the trail. Summer, fall, and spring are wonderful times to explore this area. Winter can be nice but because the Kolob Canyon is further north, it tends to get more snow and often experiences road closures. 


  • All are required to stop at the Kolob Canyon Visitor Center for entrance to the Kolob Canyons.
  • Fill your water at the Visitor Center.
  • There are pit toilets in the area.
  • Bring sun protection: sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat.
  • Snacks and water.
  • Pack bug spray.
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