Yeah, the initial drop into La Verkin Creek is over 1,000 vertical feet. You
will hit this on the way out, when you are most tired, and in the heat of the
day. Take a water purifier to refill!
Kolob Arch is an amazing arch and a good, although difficult, hike. Be prepared
for slogging through some sandy areas and for a good workout. Spring and Fall
are preferable - I would not do this hike in the heat of Summer. This is an
area within Zion National Park where you can find some good solitude fairly
easily, and lots of rattlesnakes as well. The hike to Bear Trap Canyon about 2
miles past the arch is also awesome. The whole Kolob area is a rare Gem within
Zion National Park for those who want to get away from the crowds.
I ride my horses into Kolob arch once in a while. Usually in November when it
is much cooler. Never in the summer heat.
So a picture of the Kolob Arch would be nice. Especially as the entire article
is about the Kolob arch.Just visited the Delicate Arch and it was amazing!