The trail is perfect for children and absolutely stunning. It is about 5 miles round-trip and crosses the stream multiple times - a definite bonus for children. If it hadn't been 30 degrees and windy, we would've played in it.
Soon after crossing the stream for about the tenth time, the trail began to slowly climb in elevation, but nothing strenuous. Unfortunately, with the elevation gain, we encountered snow and ice.
But the scenery had us spell-bound and we continued onward.
About 1.5 miles into the hike, the snow and ice was everywhere and we were not prepared for it (notice my oldest daughter is in Chaco sandals). The storm rolled in and we had to make a decision to turn around.
After returning to our minivan, our children said that they wanted to do the rest of the hike again in the summer - success! We drove the rest of the canyon road and stopped often looking at the magnificence of Kolob.
HOW TO GET HERE:
Take I-15 Exit #40 and head East to Kolob Canyon
$30 per vehicle for a 7-day pass (but the pass gets you into Zion National Park, too!)