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LA VERKIN CREEK TRAIL (Kolob Arch, Beartrap Canyon, Willis Creek)

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La Verkin Creek Trail photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2004 Joe Braun Photography
Continuing up the La Verkin Creek Trail, the canyon starts to head into the northwestern corner of the park. Now we are entering territory that few people travel to.
La Verkin Creek Trail photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2004 Joe Braun Photography
Spending the night at one of the cozy designated campsites along the trail!
La Verkin Creek Trail photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2004 Joe Braun Photography
The mouth of Beartrap Canyon--a wonderfully eerie spot. BUY PHOTO
La Verkin Creek Trail photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2004 Joe Braun Photography
Remnants of the 1998 Beartrap Canyon log jam that cleared up by 2003.
La Verkin Creek Trail photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2004 Joe Braun Photography
Beartrap Canyon Falls -- beautiful and Zen-like water and alcove. BUY PHOTO
Beartrap Canyon photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2016 Joe Braun Photography
Golden glow in the beautiful little Beartrap Canyon. BUY PHOTO
La Verkin Creek Trail photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2004 Joe Braun Photography
Continuing up the La Verkin Creek Trail, the canyon becomes more overgrown and feels more like a northwestern forest.
La Verkin Creek Trail photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2004 Joe Braun Photography
Now officially Willis Creek, we are hiking in a dry streambed. This section is somewhat interesting but is not too photogenic.
La Verkin Creek Trail photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2004 Joe Braun Photography
Soon Willis Creek opens up and we are near the border of the park. The trail used to continue all the way to Kolob Reservoir, but private landowners have blocked access. It's time to turn around or do the Beartrap Canyon Loop!

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