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blueBlack La Verkin Creek Trail


10.9 mile 17.6 kilometer point to point


Ascent: 1,742' 531 m
Descent: -1,718' -524 m
High: 6,411' 1,954 m
Low: 5,052' 1,540 m


Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)


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Trail shared by Tom Robson

Head up La Verkin Creek to experience amazing views of the surrounding cliffs and side trips.

Tom Robson

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

This trail is best in the spring, summer and fall. The trail typically has snow in the winter that can remain until early spring. Camping is in designated sites only and is available for reservations online or on a walk-up basis.


The trail begins at Lee Pass and passes by the open canyons of the nearby cliffs as it travels along Timber Creek. After coming around the corner and within view of La Verkin Creek, the trail descends the slope down to the creek bottom on a hard packed trail.

Once on the creek bed, the trail heads upstream offering amazing views of the surrounding cliffs. The trail is 7 miles from Lee Pass to Kolob Arch, one of the main destinations of the route and possibly the world's largest free-standing arch. From there you can continue up canyon to Beartrap Canyon and Willis Canyon to extend your trip or offer day hiking options. This is a great area to spend a few days.

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May 15, 2019
Ryan Johnston
Did an over night trip with plans to stay at campsite 12. River crossing was too treacherous just before campsite 11 so we made camp off the trail. 16mi
Apr 5, 2017
Nicole Reppucci
Mar 6, 2017
Cody Rickwalt
Sep 11, 2016
Traci Kendrick
Awesome! 11mi
Sep 2, 2016
Spencer Giesen
Beautiful hiking and camping location. Went Labor Day weekend and the first drinkable water source began at camp 4 (in numerical ascending order) 14mi — 8h 30m
Jun 7, 2016
Logan Johnson
Base camped at site 4 and hiked to beartrap canyon falls and kolob arch. A four day trip in total.
Jun 7, 2016
Curtis Johnson
Apr 14, 2016
Aaron Vandermillen

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