After landing in St. George, Utah, we picked up our rental car and immediately set to work on finding the entrance to a Kolob Canyon hike. With only a few days to spend in the enormous Zion National Park, this hike seemed like a good place to start. A couple of hours hiking through beautiful desert mountain trails that have zero trailheads and a taste of river hiking was everything that we needed. (I love living in New York City but it often makes me crave being in the middle of nowhere with zero cell service/wifi and all the fresh air in the world). This hike was the Kanarra Creek trail in the Kolob Canyons, which are at the very northern part of Zion, and it was perfect for preparing us for The Narrows, a trail we planned to do the very next day that is almost entirely hiking through the Zion canyon river system. The water on this trail was mostly less than a foot deep, in some parts it was a little bit over the knee but those parts were more toward the end of the trail.
(Sunset photos are from the Kolob Canyon Overlook).