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La Verkin

This small city is within walking distance of Hurricane

Elevation:
3,192′
Population:
4,531 (2022)
Settled in 1897 La Verkin, Utah, sits at a convenient crossroads for access to and from Interstate 15 and Zion National Park. The Zion Canyon Scenic Byway (SR-9) passes through La Verkin and also connects with SR 17 that offers a northern connection to I-15. The city is adjoined to Toquerville on the north and Hurricane on the south.

Visitor Resources

With hotels, vacation rentals, restaurants, groceries and fuel, and unique attractions, this small town of approximately 5,000 people can be a great home-base for experiencing southwestern Utah.

Name

One theory on the origin of the city's name is that it may be an english alteration of the spanish name for the nearby Virgin River, La Virgen. Say it a few times and it will grow on you.

Views & Terrain

From La Verkin you'll have views to the northeast of the Hurricane Cliffs and Hurricane Mesa, Pine Valley Mountain rising over 10,000' is visible to the west, and passing through the city are the canyons and washes for Ash Creek, La Verkin Creek and the Virgin River.

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Attractions

Confluence Park:

This 344 acre natural park is where Ash Creek, La Verkin Creek, and the Virgin River all come together. Wildlife such as falcons, vultures, hawks, deer, beaver, porcupines and raccoons inhabit this area, which offers a more lush environment than the surrounding desert landscape. Walking trails criss-cross the area and there is also a picnic area. Access to the park is from three locations (see google map links next): A- 300 South State B- 600 W. Center St. C- W. 900 N.

The Virgin River:

This waterway, which is also partially responsible for the formation of Zion National Park, passes along the southern edge of La Verkin in the depths of a lava filled canyon.

The Virgin River:

This waterway, which is also partially responsible for the formation of Zion National Park, passes along the southern edge of La Verkin in the depths of a lava filled canyon.

Bridge across the Virgin River:

James Bond (or his stunt pilot double) famously flew a plane under this bridge while filming the Bond classic Octopussy. The bridge spans a high lava canyon and connects La Verkin and Hurricane along the Zion Canyon Scenic Byway (SR-9).

Pah Tempe Hot Springs:

This historic volcanic sulfur spring sits on the edge of Virgin River, just east of the Virgin River Bridge. For many years visitors were able to access these hot springs but some seismic activity changed the water flow and there is not currently access to this area. Developers continue to work on plans to bring this hot spring access back to the general public.

Other Nearby Attractions

Sand Hollow State Park and Quail Creek State Park

- Hiking Trails

- Mountain Biking Trails

- Gooseberry Mesa

- Smith Mesa

- Silver Reef Ghost Town

- Grafton Ghost Town

- Zion National Park

Activities:

Area outfitters provide many options such as...

- ATV/UTV Rentals and guided experiences

- Golf (view local courses)

- Mountain bike and road cycle rentals

- Watercraft (jet-skis, kayaks, paddleboard rentals) on nearby Sand Hollow and Quail Creek State Parks

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Transportation

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Seasons

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