Willis Creek

Zion National Park, Utah 84767

Elevation Gain1,533ft
Trailhead Elevation5,772ft
Elevation Min/Max5772/6141ft
Elevation Start/End5772/5772ft

Willis Creek

Willis Creek is a hiking trail in Washington County, Utah. It is within Zion National Park. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 5,772 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,533 feet. This trail connects with the following: La Verkin Creek Trail.

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Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks (Falcon Guides)
Erik Molvar & Tamara Martin
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"An extended trip from La Verkin Creek up the Willis Creek canyon with an option to Beartrap Falls. This trail ascends the upper reaches of La Verkin Creek and then passes through the narrow canyon of Willis Creek to reach the park boundary. A traditional access route runs from there to Kolob Reservoir through wooded country, but public access to this route has been closed by the Spilsbury family, which owns some of the land that it crosses. Access to this route occasionally is granted to travelers who obtain written permission from these landowners. For most hikers the Willis Creek Trail offers an interesting side trip from the La Verkin Creek valley, featuring slot canyons that capture all the grandeur of The Narrows without the treacherous wading. There are a number of fords across La Verkin Creek, but all of these are shallow, with a current hardly sufficient to pose a problem."

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