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Taylor Creek





Plate 1468X. Taylor Creek 1906 – 2007 – 2007 Plates 1466x to 1469x present a panorama of the Taylor Creek drainage in the Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park. Plate 1468x is viewed northeast to the confluence of the North and South Forks of Taylor Creek. Horse Ranch Mountain (8,726 ft.) is on the left, Tucupit Point (7,375 ft.) on the right-center, and Paria Point (7,802 ft.) on the right. As pinyon and juniper now block part of the distant view, a second retake was made from the nearest open area. Pinyon and juniper have increased as have mountain brush species, including gambel oak, Utah serviceberry, turbinella oak, and birchleaf mountain mahogany. The park road to Kolob Canyons Viewpoint is visible in the retakes.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by Lee (No. 237) in 1906; retakes by Charles E. Kay on June 25, 2007 - - Photo Nos. 5821-12 and 5821-24. Original photograph held by the U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Pinyon, Juniper, Mountain Brush


South West: Section 28, Range 12 West, Township 38 South; UTM 305189 E, 4148214 N; elevation 5,808 ft.

January 2018