LaVerkin is a small town in Washington County. Located in beautiful Southern Utah, it is surrounded by vistas of red rock and basalt lava bluffs. Plus, the wandering Virgin River makes up the southern border. Since it’s just 30 minutes from the notorious Zion National Park, it sees plenty of visitors each year. Whether your pooch is a full time resident or just passing through, this tight knit community will welcome them with open arms. Although, LaVerkin doesn’t have its own veterinary clinic, your pal can receive pawsome care in the nearby city of Hurricane.
If your pooch is itching for a walk, help scratch that itch with a stroll in LaVerkin Park. Conveniently located in the center of town, this community park has more than enough room for your pup to roam. Meander around the large open lawn so your pal can check out all the new smells. Take a brisk walk around the park’s perimeter to get their heart rate going. If you have two legged children in tow, stop by the pawsome playground. Complete with a kid’s climbing wall, it has plenty of fun activities. Don’t forget to bring clean up bags and some water for your doggo.
No bones about it, your furry friend will love hanging out in LaVerkin!
Confluence Park can easily be called LaVerkin’s crown jewel. This beautiful park stretches across 344 acres of natural terrain. It encompasses the confluence of Ash Creek, LaVerkin Creek, and the Virgin River, and is nestled beneath fascinating basaltic lava cliffs. Your leashed furry sidekick will love cruising through groves of cottonwood trees on the Confluence Trail. If you connect with the Virgin River Trail, your doggo can get a nice four mile workout. Be sure to keep your pup on the trail since the historical remains of various civilizations are scattered throughout the park. Also, help keep you pooch safe by watching and listening for rattlesnakes.
If you’re feeling a bit peckish, leash up your pup and pay a visit to River Rock Roasting Company and Bakery. The dog friendly back deck looks out over a stunning basalt canyon and the Virgin River. You and your four legged pal can sit back and relax while you sip a cup of coffee or nibble on a slice of artisanal pizza. When you’re finished, treat you pup to a hike in Chinatown Wash. While this trail is pretty easy with no real incline, it lacks shade and can be very hot during the summer, so bring more than enough water for both you and your doggo. The view at the end will make your pal’s tail wag!
Is your pup begging for an adventure? Then pack some water, snacks, and a leash, and head over to the Virgin Dam Trailhead. This is the northern most access to the Hurricane Cliff Trail System, so you’ll have a few different routes to choose from. Follow the three mile Cryptobionic Trail, the 3.2 mile Canal Trail, 7.3 mile Rim Trail. No matter which trail you venture down, you and your four legged hiking buddy will be treated to puptacular views of red rock mesas and desert washes. Since trails are shared with mountain bikers and equestrians, keep your pup close by.
If your dog has energy to burn, then it’s time for a trip to the Hurricane Dog Park. Located just five minutes south in Hurricane, this two acre off leash area is just calling your pup’s name. They can ditch the leash and run themselves ragged! Since this is the only dog park in town, it’s always a happening place. Your pup will definitely make new friends and have playmates to romp and wrestle with. There is a separate area for passive or small pups, so all doggos feel welcome. Benches are available for pet parents, and doggy drinking fountains serve up refreshing H2O.