wildflowers and view on taylor canyon loop

Happy Hiking: Taylor Canyon Loop

When I saw the trailhead to Taylor Canyon Loop was located of Lake Creek Road, I was immediately disappointed.  This was the first road on which I scouted for campsites when I arrived in Ketchum.  I found the sites, simply cut into the sagebrush valley without a tree, quite unappealing.

Taylor Canyon Loop

  • Distance:  4.2 miles
  • Type: Moderate, loop
  • Elevation Gain: 1,263 ft
  • Other: Dogs Allowed
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Fortunately, the 4.4 mile Taylor Canyon Loop Trail, located in the Sawtooth National Forest, does not meander through the sun soaked valley.  Instead, it climbs up the canyon through a forested area.  In the morning, the contrasting shadows on the hillside and sunlight beaming through the shimmering aspen is beautiful sight.