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LaVerkin Creek Wilderness

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The United States Congress designated the LaVerkin Creek Wilderness (map) in 2009 and it now has a total of 453 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Utah and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The LaVerkin Creek Wilderness is bordered by the Zion Wilderness to the south.


At 445 acres, LaVerkin Creek is the largest of four BLM managed Wilderness areas that border Zion National Park. Its southern boundary with the park is over 1.25 miles long. Like Goose Creek Wilderness, this area consists of steep canyon walls that drop into a creek drainage. This drainage is LaVerkin Creek, a “wild” river in the National Wild and Scenic River System. The northwest corner of the Wilderness contains the lower reach of Bear Canyon. Access to this Wilderness is difficult as the area is surrounded by private property on its western, eastern, and northern borders, and is remotely located at the northern boundary of the National Park. Similar to Goose Creek, Bear Trap, and Taylor Creek Wilderness, the habitat value of LaVerkin Creek Wilderness is greatly enhanced by its proximity to Zion National Park and the thousands of acres of remote, private wild lands surrounding it. The Wilderness sits at an elevation of 6,800. Dense vegetation including pines, juniper, and scrub oak; canyon wall created shade; access to water; and other factors create habitat suitable for a large of plants and animals.

Planning to Visit the LaVerkin Creek Wilderness?

Leave No Trace

How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply in the LaVerkin Creek Wilderness.
  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors
For more information on Leave No Trace, Visit the Leave No Trace, Inc. website.

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