Trailhead: From Springdale, drive west on SR 9 until you reach the town of LaVerkin. At the Chevron/Farmer’s Market intersection, turn right. Drive through Toquerville, to Interstate 15. Drive north on I-15 for13 miles to exit 40, the entrance to the Kolob Canyons, ZNP. Follow Kolob Canyons Road to the marked trailhead.
Mileage: 6.1 miles (9.8 km), round-trip
Elevation: 480 feet (146 meters)
Approximate Hike Time: 3 - 4 hours
Difficulty: Casual to moderate
Crowds: The Middle Fork attracts a good number of hikers each day, but it is far from crowded.
Best Times of Day: This west-facing canyon receives lots of sun, so choose in accordance with the season.
Best Times of Year: The respective colors of spring and fall are particularly dazzling along Taylor Creek, while winter hikers often encounter deep snow.