Thing to Do

Timber Creek Overlook

Red sandstone rocks with three hikers standing on them looking out over a valley. Blue, cloudy sky.
View from the Timber Creek Overlook.

NPS/Bryanna Plog

The Timber Creek Overlook Trail is a short, relatively easy trail that follows a rocky ridge with minimal elevation gain, making it perfect for a quick walk to a stunning viewpoint. Once you reach the overlook, you'll be rewarded with views of Shuntavi Butte,Timber Creek, Kolob Terrace, and the Pine Valley Mountains. Looking south on the far horizon, visitors may see Mount Trumbull, 100 miles away at the north rim of the Grand Canyon. During the spring and early summer months, the Timber Creek Overlook Trail is covered in a beautiful display of desert wildflowers. The dirt trail is often muddy when wet.

A small picnic area is located a short distance from the trailhead. 
30-60 Minutes
Pets are not allowed on any trails in Kolob Canyons.
Park entrance fees apply. 
From the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center, follow the Kolob Canyons Road to the very end. This is where the Timber Creek Overlook Trailhead and parking area is. 

Restrooms available at trailhead. Water available at Visitor Center. 
Year Round
Time of Day
Any Time
Accessibility Information
Unpaved, uneven climb over rocky terrain on a narrow trail. Overlook at the end has steep drop-offs. Total elevation gain of 100ft (30m).

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Last updated: March 24, 2022