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Taylor Creek




Plate 1472X. Taylor Creek 1909 – 2007 Viewed east up Taylor Creek in the Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park. From left to right on the skyline are Horse Ranch Mountain (8,726 ft.), Tucupit Point (7,375 ft.), and Paria Point (7,802 ft.). The original camera station, which was on the old wagon road, was destroyed by construction of the paved highway to Kolob Canyons Viewpoint and a small landslide. So, the retake was made on the north edge of the current road just west of the slide. Pinyon and juniper have increased as have mountain brush species, including gambel oak, Utah serviceberry, birchleaf mountain mahogany, and turbinella oak.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by Richardson (No. 199) in 1909; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 25, 2007 - - Photo No. 5823-6A. Original photograph held by the U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Pinyon, Juniper, Mountain Brush


South West: Section 29, Range 12 West, Township 38 South; UTM 303707 E, 4148482 N; elevation 5,312 ft.

January 2018