Thursday, August 26, 2010

Four Corners Furtherance: Kolob Canyons

A little-visited section of Zion National Park is Kolob Canyons, and that's a surprise because it's located just five miles from Interstate 15. The name Kolob comes from Mormon scripture, referring to a star or planet that is nearest to the throne of God--the elevation is higher there. On the left, the highest peak in that photograph is Beatty Point, which tops off at 7,520 feet above sea level.

We hiked on a couple of trails, Taylor Creek and La Verkin Creek. We were blessed with relatively mild weather, although we carried lots of water to be on the safe side.

The latter is more strenuous of the trails, although Taylor Creek is longer.

Next: Taylor Creek Trail

Earlier posts:

Animals of Zion National Park
The geology of Zion National Park
Overview of Zion National
Moqui Cave
Arizona's White Mesa and roadside stands
The dogs of Kayenta
Monument Valley at sunrise
Monument Valley at sunset
The road to Monument Valley
The monument is closed and in the wrong spot
More of Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde National Park and the Ancients
Gerald R. Ford Memorial Highway
Flatlanders battle the Rocky Mountains and a car gets altitude sickness
Buffalo Bill's gravesite
Buffalo Bill's Scout's Rest Ranch
My rattlesnake sighting

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