Virgin - 03. LaVerkin to Hurricane

Virgin, Utah, US


03. LaVerkin to Hurricane

Usual Difficulty III (for normal flows)
Length 13 Miles
Avg. Gradient 25 fpm

Virgin Falls

Virgin Falls
Photo by Will Reeves taken 06/23/17 @ 90 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-09408150 400 - 10000 cfs III 16d07h27m 39.6 cfs (too low)

River Description

A beautiful run through a basalt and sandstone gorge.

The first (and largest) rapid lies immediately downstream of Pah Tempe Hot Springs as the river cuts through sandstone bluffs, volcanic cinder cones and basalt flows. Downstream, the river meanders around tamarisk benches before encountering more basalt ledges at Berry Springs. Hwy.9 provides a handy take-out.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-07-09 22:25:02

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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April 23 2017 (636 days ago)
shelbymeink (159026)
Floated this end of March 2017. Flow was 380 CFS. Put in below Hwy Bridge at confluence park
trailhead and took out at Quail lake Bridge. Beautiful area. Started off with a couple short III
class moves and the rest of the float was Class II with a couple short class III sections. Only had
to scout one spot towards the end 2 miles before the take out. Perfect flow.
April 25 2011 (2826 days ago)
rhoadesphillip (149884)
Several hazards currently exist throughout the first half of the run. The first one is a rope swing
submerged in the right channel of a rapid, about 150 yards above the old mill; run on left
available at most levels. The second is a strainer in the middle of a rapid. There are no names in
this stretch so it is best described by features: three volcanic pillars exist right in the middle
of the run. The strainer, a large tree, is wedged between the two pillars on the right. Most of the
flow is pushed into this feature. We lined boats on left of rapid.