06 Apr 2022
Hiking Trails in Kolob Canyons
The lesser-known north side of Zion National Park, Kolob Canyon is typically less traveled, but no less spectacular! Be prepared to be amazed by the views waiting around every turn.
Timber Creek Overlook Trail
EASY | 1 MILE | YEAR ROUND | OUT & BACK | 255 FOOT ELEVATION GAIN
Perfect for an afternoon walk, the trail follows the ridge to a small peak, offering views of Timber Creek, Kolob Terrace, and Pine Valley Mountains. The trailhead is at the end of Kolob Canyons Road.
(Trail T10 on the area map included above)
Kolob Arch Trail
STRENUOUS | 14.4 MILES | SPRING – FALL | OUT & BACK | 1,781 FOOT ELEVATION GAIN
See one of the world’s largest free-standing arches, Kolob Arch, along LaVerkin Creek. This trail is strenuous and recommended for experienced hikers. Overnight camping requires a backcountry permit.
(Trail T12 on the area map included above)
Taylor Creek (Middle Fork) Trail
MODERATE | 5 MILES | SPRING – FALL | OUT & BACK | 843 FOOT ELEVATION GAIN
The trail follows the middle fork of Taylor Creek in Kolob Canyons; winding past two historic homestead cabins ending at the Double Arch Alcove. The trail does cross the creek at several points. The trail is accessible year-round if the scenic drive is open.
(Trail T11 on the area map included above)
Download our area Hiking Guide here, and learn more about planning your visit.
Planning Your Visit to Kolob Canyons
Entrance Fee: Kolob Canyons is the north side of Zion National Park, so National Park Day Use Fees apply here. A private vehicle pass (valid for 7 days) can be purchased for $35 at the park entrance station.
For those with an annual national park pass, senior pass, or lifetime pass, your pass must be shown at the entrance station before entering Kolob Canyons.
Zion Wilderness Area: The canyons of Kolob are designated as Wilderness and are protected for their pristine and primitive environments. Please be aware that groups exceeding 12 in number are only permitted to hike on the Timber Creek Overlook Trail.
Backcountry/Wilderness Permits: Any overnight stay/extended backpacking trips must have a wilderness permit in hand. Those permits can be found here.
Getting There from Cedar City: Kolob Canyons is 20 miles south of Cedar City via I-15 to Exit 40
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