La Verkin Creek is a beautiful and significant creek that begins its journey at the southern boundary of Zion National Park. Smith Creek, nonetheless beautiful, has its origins within the Red Butte Wilderness. The area surrounding the confluence of these two creeks constitutes an integral part of the exceptional visual attractions associated with the Kolob section of Zion National Park. The upper portions of these creeks are characterized by steep cliffs and deep, narrow canyons while the lower portions, as flow thru the Black Ridge Wilderness, broaden into distinct alluvial valleys. Don’t Miss: Outstanding opportunities for solitude and unconfined recreation such as hiking and primitive camping.