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La Verkin Creek Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.6 (10)

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


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10.9

Miles

17.6

KM

Point to Point

6,411' 1,954 m

High

5,052' 1,540 m

Low

1,742' 531 m

Up

1,718' 524 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

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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.

Description

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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Tom Robson

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  4.6 from 10 votes

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Enjoy phenomenal scenery on your way to Kolob Arch.
Mar 25, 2017 near Toquerv…, UT
Beautiful.
Jul 6, 2016 near Toquerv…, UT
Western view of La Verkin Creek flowing through Kolob Canyon.
Nov 1, 2020 near Toquerv…, UT
Nice little swimming hole along the way. Can be a real pleasant diversion on a hot day.  La Verkin Creek Trail
Mar 30, 2015 near Toquerv…, UT
Entrance to Bear Trap Canyon (11-06-2006)
Feb 28, 2021 near Cedar City, UT
Above campsite 12
Nov 1, 2020 near Toquerv…, UT

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Jun 3, 2021
Timothy Smith
intermediate - the heat can make this a challenging hike, and the sandy spots also add some challenge, especially if you're backpacking vs. day hiking
Jun 2, 2021
Kyle C-in-Texas
Intermediate trail to Hop Valley intersection. After that it is challenging, with many water crossings and downed trees. Beautiful scenery full trip 14mi — 8h 00m
Mar 19, 2021
Gary L
14 mile RT to Kolab Arch. Beautiful day. A bit of snow on trail near TH 14mi — 6h 00m
Nov 1, 2020
D Golden
17mi — 6h 45m
Oct 30, 2020
Natalie Gula
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