La Verkin Creek Trail

The trail begins at Lee Pass and passes by the open narrow 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 at the creek, 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 one of the largest free-standing arches in the country. From there you can continue up canyon to Bear Trap Canyon and Willis Canyon to extend your trip or offer day hiking options. This is a great area to spend a few days. 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 permitted in designated sites only.

How to obtain a backpacking reservation.

 
Campsite #1
This site is located about two miles from the trailhead in a cottonwood grove at the base of Shuntavi Butte. This site has a maximum group size of 4 and is available for reservations online.
 
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Campsite #1 and view from the site
 
Campsite #2
A private site encircled by trees on the east side of Timber Creek located just prior to the trail leaving this drainage. This site has a maximum group size of 4 and is available for reservations online.
 
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Campsite #2 and view from the site
 
Campsite #3
This camp is on the south side of the trail, half a mile above the creeks with great views of Red Butte. This site has a maximum group size of 6 and is available for reservations online.
 
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Campsite #3 and view from the site
 
Campsite #4
This site, surrounded by junipers and cottonwoods, is located a few minutes east of the historic corral and is in clear view of the trail. This site has a maximum group size of 7 and is available for reservations online.
 
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Campsite #4 and view from the site
 
Campsite #5
This sandy site offers a little more seclusion about 125 feet north of La Verkin Creek Trail, be aware that ants also like campsite #5 in the summer months. This site has a maximum group size of 4 and is available for reservations online.
 
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Campsite #5 and view from the site
 
Campsite #6
This sandy site provides plenty of privacy and is on the south side of La Verkin Creek near a small pool. This site has a maximum group size of 4 and is available for reservations online.
 
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Campsite #6 and view from the site
 
Campsite #7
Near a spring on the north side of the creek, this site sits above the creek on a promontory among a stand of oaks. This site has a maximum group size of 2 and is available for reservations online.
 
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Campsite #7 and view from the site
 
Campsite #8
A popular and spacious site on the north side of the creek with a large table/cooking rock. This site has a maximum group size of 12 and is available for reservations online.
 
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Campsite #8 and view from the site
 
Campsite #9
A large ponderosa pine with scattered rocks mark this scenic site on the south side of the creek. This site has a maximum group size of 12 and is available for reservations online.
 
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Campsite #9 and view from the site
 
Campsite #10
Visible from the trail, this camp is located among ponderosas and four large boulders on the south side of the creek. This site has a maximum group size of 4 and is available for reservations online.
 
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Campsite #10 and view from the site
 
Campsite #11
This site is located on the north side of the creek after the trail junction with Hop Valley. This site has a maximum group size of 4 and is available for reservations online.
 
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Campsite #11 and view from the site
 
Campsite #12
Campers enjoy the cottonwoods and ponderosa pines that shade this site. This site has a maximum group size of 8 and is available for reservations online.
 
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Campsite #12 and view from the site
 

Campsite #13
This isolated site is shaded by maples and box elder trees and is located a short 10 minute walk from Bear Trap Canyon. This site has a maximum group size of 4 and is available for reservations online.

 
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Campsite #13 and view from the site
 
 
 
 
 

Last updated: May 10, 2021

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