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Timber Creek Overlook

Easy/Intermediate
 4.4 (14) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A small ridge with spectacular views of the Kolob Canyons and Kolob Terrace.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

Loop

6,331' 1,930 m

High

6,237' 1,901 m

Low

112' 34 m

Up

113' 34 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Earn some awesome high desert views on this easy ridge-striding route the whole family can enjoy.

Overview

This is an incredibly family-friendly out-and-back hike that offers great bang for your buck.

Like most typical high desert routes, Timber Creek Overlook has little respite from the summer sun. Be prepared with water!

Description

The Timber Creek Overlook Trail follows along a small ridge with spectacular views of the Kolob Canyons, the Kolob Terrace, and the Pine Valley Mountains. Looking south on the far horizon, visitors may see Mt. Trumbull 100 miles away at the north rim of the Grand Canyon.

During the spring and early summer months, the Timber Creek Overlook Trial is covered in a beautiful display of desert wildflowers. A small picnic area is located 100 yards from the trailhead.

Flora & Fauna

At the lower elevations in the park, the drought tolerant plants thrive. Desert shrubs, well adapted to high temperatures, are right at home. Throughout the summer, grasses bloom and go to seed before drying in the sun to wait for the next growing season. By utilizing many different habitats, and developing ingenious ways to find shade, store water, and collect nutrients, cacti are desert specialists, abundant throughout the park.

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Shared By:

Tom Robson

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  4.4 from 14 votes

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Timber Creek Overlook!
Feb 5, 2015 near Toquerv…, UT
View west towards the Pine Valley Mountain Willderness Area across I-15
Jul 8, 2019 near Toquerv…, UT
Just leaving the Kolob Canyons Viewpoint on Timber Creek Overlook.
Feb 5, 2015 near Toquerv…, UT

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Feb 17, 2020
Renae G
Trail muddy. Easily navigate 1.2mi — 2h 00m
Jan 4, 2020
Chaney Swiney
1.2mi
Nov 5, 2019
jeff nye
An incredible view of Kolob Canyons 1.4mi — 0h 56m
Oct 12, 2019
Jacob Stuckey
Aug 10, 2019
Scott Street
Jul 30, 2019
Pete Morey
Jul 21, 2019
Jack M
this is super cool!
Jun 27, 2019
Eric S.