Tag Archive: Zion National Park

Zion National Park, Part 8: Coalpits and Scoggins Wash

We had driven past the trailhead on SR-9 for Coalpits Wash numerous times but finally got around to hiking th trail a couple weeks ago on a day when the temperatures were a… Continue reading

Return to Taylor Creek Trail

We had hiked the pretty Taylor Creek Trail just last October and hadn’t been planning on returning but we thought we’d take advantage of Abby not being able to hike (she’s not allowed… Continue reading

A Visit From Tom’s Son Nick, Part 2: Yant Flat and Kolob Terrace Road

Nick and I spent the next day continuing the sightseeing tour to the south. We started at one of my favorite places in southwest Utah – Yant Flat. I’m absolutely positive that anyone… Continue reading

Zion National Park, Part 7: East Rim Trail and Backcountry Exploring off Kolob Terrace Road

The East Rim Trail in Zion was a new hike for Tom and I as well as Terry. Beginning from the park boundary, the trail is an 11 mile walk towards the east… Continue reading

Zion National Park, Part 6: Taylor Creek Trail

The Taylor Creek Trail in the Kolob Canyon section of Zion is an easy little 5 mile out and back the follows the creek up the canyon to double arch alcove. When Tom… Continue reading

Zion National Park, Part 5: Observation Point

Our previous hike to Yant Flat had been incredibly amazing but Observation Point is in another class. It easily makes my top five favorite hikes of all time. The trail is on the… Continue reading

Zion National Park, Part 4: Checkerboard Mesa and the Canyon Overlook Trail

This was my first time into the more popular areas of Zion National Park despite three previous hikes. I had been told it was beautiful and a must-see but the reason Tom had… Continue reading

Zion National Park, Part 3: La Verkin Creek Canyon

I thought the last canyon Tom took me to was a beautiful hike but La Verkin Creek Canyon was phenomenal. We used the Grapevine Trailhead off Kolob Terrace Road in Zion and descended… Continue reading

Zion National Park, Part 2: Camp Creek

On the way back from Silver Reef, we made a short stop at Camp Creek, just inside the northwest corner of Zion National Park. This is a wilderness area and there are no… Continue reading

Zion National Park, Part 1: Kolob Canyon and Timber Creek Overlook Trail

A few days after my arrival in Utah Tom brought me down to Kolob Canyon, a lesser-known section of Zion National Park located northwest of Zion Canyon. Kolob Canyon features 2,000 foot sheer… Continue reading