Group Size Limits
Large groups result in larger impacts. Trails in the Zion Wilderness have a group size limit in order to help protect the wilderness character of the area. Group size limits are strictly enforced. Groups are limited to a maximum of 12 people that share the same affiliation (e.g., school, club, scout group, colleagues, family, friends, or a combination thereof).
Fill your water bottle at the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center. Restroom facilities are located at the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center and pit toilets are located at the Taylor Creek Trailhead, South Fork parking lot, and at the Kolob Canyons Viewpoint. Always use the restroom before hiking. If you are on the trail, be prepared to pack out human waste, toilet paper, diapers, and hygiene products. Human waste disposal bags are highly recommended to transport solid waste. Please follow Leave No Trace principles while in the park.
Pets are not permitted on these trails. The only trail for pets is the Pa'rus Trail.
These are not loop hikes. Roundtrip distances are listed for out-and-back trips. Hikers do not need to travel the full distance, they may turn around at any point, and return the way they came. Overnight trips require a Wilderness Permit.
Taylor Creek Trail
Trailhead Location: Taylor Creek Trailhead on the Kolob Canyons Road
Kolob Canyons Road is partially closed due to road damage.
Timber Creek Overlook and La Verkin Creek trailheads are past the road closure. Drivers cannot travel past South Fork Picnic Area. Hikers or bikers can travel on the closed part of the road at their own risk. Be mindful of the damaged area. You can see a photo of the road damage in this news release.
About 0.5 miles walk from South Fork Picnic Area.
La Verkin Creek Trail
Trailhead Location: Lee Pass Trailhead on the Kolob Canyons Road
Description: The La Verkin Creek Trail to the Kolob Arch allows hikers outstanding opportunities for solitude in a primitive area of Zion Wilderness. The trail begins at Lee Pass with stunning views of the Kolob Canyons as it crosses Timber Creek and continues to descend toward La Verkin Creek. After seven miles a spur trail leads hikers to a viewpoint where they can see the Kolob Arch. With a span of 287 feet and a thickness of 75 feet, the Kolob Arch is one of the world's largest natural arches.
About 2 miles walk from South Fork Picnic Area.
Timber Creek Overlook Trail
Trailhead Location: Kolob Canyons Viewpoint parking lot at the end of the Kolob Canyons Road
Last updated: May 24, 2023