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La Verkin Creek Trail

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10.9 mile 17.6 kilometer point to point
90% Runnable
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Elevation

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

Grade

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.

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 running options. This is a great area to spend a few days.

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Beautiful.
Jul 6, 2016 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
One of many LaVerkin creek crossings
Jul 8, 2019 near Toquerv…, UT
The canyons of Zion are beautiful year round.
Feb 5, 2015 near Toquerv…, UT
Singletrack though Kolob Canyon
Jul 8, 2019 near Toquerv…, UT
Kolob Canyon sky
Jul 8, 2019 near Toquerv…, UT

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