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Visitors’ Guide

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4 | WELCOME

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Welcome to the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce. For the year 2020, Chamber members have chosen the theme of Vision 2020. When you have 20/20 vision, you can see what normally can be clearly seen from a distance of 20 feet, although having 20/20 vision does not necessarily mean you have Pres. Nic Lauritzen perfect sight. Sight has many facets that contribute to accurate vision. Other important skills include peripheral or side vision, eye coordination, depth perception, focusing ability and color vision. Like physical sight, one’s discernment of a business vision is also affected by a set of skills that contribute to its overall success. The reality is that you think you have a perfect vision of your business only to realize that you need help in areas you did not foresee. So, where do business owners turn to for help? The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce is the perfect place to come and shape your vision. While some people may have the sharpness or clarity of vision, others may struggle to see their business flourish as quickly as they originally envisioned. Everyone is different.

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The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce is a group of active citizens dedicated to promoting business in Hurricane Valley. It is led by a volunteer Board of Directors elected by Chamber members. Typically we meet the third Thursday of each month. The Chamber meets at the Hurricane Community Center located at 63 So. 100 W. for a luncheon which provides networking opportunities and a speaker who addresses topics of interest to the business community. In fact, the Chamber offers 20+ benefits for business owners. We encourage any person doing business in Hurricane Valley to become a member of the Chamber. For more information on how to join or to see the great benefits visit our website at www.hvchamber.com or call 435-635-3402. Serving as the 2020 Chamber President is Nic Lauritzen, with Lana Hone as Office Manager. The 2019 Board members are as follows: DeWynn Nelson, 2018–2019 President, Bryce King, Connie Zdunich, April Chesley, Chris Gifford, Kris Smedley, Kim Mensch, Ike Turner, Nic Lauritzen, Orion Parker, Sharon Shores, Paul Zolman and Damon Atkinson. Welcome two new board members 2020 Suzanne Leonelli and Andy Palmer.


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CONTENTS 4 5 6-7 8-9 10-11 12 13 14-15 16 17 17 18 19 19 20-21 22 24-25 26-27

Welcome from the Hurricane Valley Chamber Contents Explore Hurricane Valley Cities Of Hurricane Valley History of Hurricane The Vision Local Beauty Off-Road Biking Zion National Park Biking Gateway to the Parks Hurricane Valley-The Gateway Visitor’s Guide Photo Contest Run Hurricane Valley Water Sports Golf Map

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Shooting Sports Park Events Guide/Calendar Education Beach Days and Peach Days Health and Wellness Silver Reef Geology Restaurant Guide RV Adventures Lodging Options Chamber Members Fun Facts Area Stones Out of Area Survey Gratitude A Note to Our Readers Hurricane Valley Chamber Helpful Contact Information


6 | Explore Hurricane Valley

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EXPLORE HURRICANE VALLEY

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urricane Valley consists of several towns and cities, including Hurricane, La Verkin and Toquerville. Each city has its own unique small-town charm. Hurricane Valley is beautifully situated at roughly 3,000 feet above sea level, between the Colorado Plateau to the East and the Great Basin to the West. The landscape is breathtaking and the geologic history reveals itself to you as you drive, hike or pedal your way through the area. Southern Utah is truly a recreational playground with beauty around every corner, and Hurricane Valley is at the hub. If you draw a 150-mile radius circle around the City of Hurricane, you quickly realize that it would take weeks to visit all of the major attractions in/near Hurricane Valley. Within Hurricane Valley itself, water sports can be enjoyed at Sand Hollow Reservoir, Quail Creek Reservoir, and along the Virgin River. Likewise, there are multiple acclaimed golf courses, with a dozen or so other courses just a short drive away. Addi-

tionally, there are dozens of world-class jeep, biking and ATV trails in Hurricane Valley that draw people from around the globe. Sand Mountain Sand Dunes and local slickrock make Hurricane Valley perfect for all types of offroading. Gooseberry Mesa is a mountain biker’s dream that is literally minutes East of Hurricane. Just a short distance outside of Hurricane Valley, visitors and locals can enjoy a concert or play at the Tuacahn or Cedar City’s Shakespeare Festival, bucket-list hikes at Zion National Park and Snow Canyon State Park, skiing/ snowboarding at Brian Head, or ATV rides at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. Within a couple hours’ drive, several national parks can be enjoyed including Zion, Bryce Canyon, Glen Canyon (Lake Powell), Cedar Breaks, Grand Escalante, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Hurricane Valley boasts excellent weather year-round. From September to May, temperatures are moderate and mild, prompting snowbirds to flock to the area. While


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temperatures sometimes can get up there (100°F+) in the summer months, the local lakes, pools, shaded parks, splash pad, and nearby hiking/biking options (at higher elevations) make summer life fun in the sun. Each year, more and more major events are hosted in Hurricane Valley. In addition to sports tournaments and conventions that are common in many cities, Hurricane Valley is the gathering place for bike and offroad competitions, trail rides, marathons, triathlons, golf tournaments, shooting competitions, 4H and rodeo events, Washington County Fair (with its demolition derby), Easter Car

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Show, Peach Days, Founders Day, WinterFest, and dozens of other notable events. With its amazing weather, scenery, recreation options and calendar of events, it is no surprise that Hurricane was recently rated “America’s #1 Up and Coming Vacation Destination.” As you discover Hurricane Valley and all that it has to offer, we are confident that you will come to love it as we do. And, perhaps, as is the case with many visitors, you will love it so much that you decide to move here or open a business in the region.


8 | CITIES OF HURRICANE VALLEY

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elcome to Hurricane! We hope you enjoy our community. We welcome those who are moving into our area as well as new businesses. We also welcome those who are passing through as tourists. The City of Hurricane is the heart of Hurricane Valley. The city has a population of about 20,000 during the winter and 17,000 during the summer. We support many community events such as the 2020 International Iron Man Competition, mountain biking events, triathlons, marathons, and theater events. We have an Easter weekend car show every year which is sponsored by our Rotary Club. We would love to have you join us for Peach Days held each Labor Day weekend. Peach Days is a community fair with games and prizes, local food vendors, and family fun, and it is one of our favorite events. We are very fortunate to have two lakes in our city boundaries, Quail Creek State Park and Recreation Area, and Sand Hollow State Park and Recreation Area. We have the Sand Mountain area for ATVs, OHVs, 4x4s, and other off-road vehicles. We support the annual “Winter 4x4 Jamboree” and the Tri-State ATV Jamboree. The lakes with the surrounding red rocks and sand formations are beautiful year round. Southeast of Hurricane is a butte which is affectionately called “Mollies Nipple.” North of Hurricane you can see the Black Ridge and the fingers of Zion Canyons. Northwest of Hurricane you can

see the Pine Valley Mountain range with its towering purple peaks. To the Southwest is Utah Hill, and South we have the Arizona Strip with hundreds of miles of off-road trails. We are the gateway to Zion and we hope you enjoy your visit or stay. We appreciate all that the Chamber of Commerce does to promote our local businesses and events. For more information go to www.cityofhurricane.com

Mayor John Bramall

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s mayor, I welcome you to La Verkin City, a friendly rural community in the heart of Color Country, framed by stunning mountains and colorful canyons. Outdoor activities are popular, with many types of trails available.  Check out www.laverkin.org. I hope you find this website useful. 

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oquerville is named after Chief Toquer, a visionary Paiute chief who approached Brigham Young and asked that his people be taught to farm in exchange for land. In 1858 several Mormon families built log cabins near Chief Toquer’s Paiute village along Ash Creek. Mayor Lynn Chamberlain Toquerville is a friendly, beautiful, well-planned and economically sound community with smalltown charm, and is one of Utah’s safest and most livable cities. The Toquerville community values its historic and cultural heritage, family-oriented atmosphere, abundant open spac-

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On the website, you will find links to local areas of interest, ranging from our own Confluence Park to Zion National Park. The website has features for residents and visitors.  We share news and announcements here, and residents will see links to many City services, from online Bill Pay to Sports and Recreation sign-ups.  The website also includes information about hotels, restaurants, churches, schools, gyms, shopping, gas stations and other amenities in the area.  Our Calendar of Events will keep you up-to-date with regular, seasonal, and one-of-a-kind opportunities.

es, recreational opportunities, responsive government, and its healthy and happy atmosphere for all residents through all stages of life. Toquerville is located about thirty miles south of Cedar City in a wide valley flanking Ash Creek and at the base of a mountain capped with black lava rock. Our Freeway exit 27 off of Interstate 15 is the Northern gateway to Zion National Park. With an elevation of 3,394 feet, it has a climate conducive to the growth of pomegranates, figs, peaches, and grapes. Pure, cold water pulses from springs a mile above town to furnish an ample supply of culinary and irrigation water. Toquerville is truly an oasis in the desert. For more information go to www.toquerville.org

Leeds

he Town of Leeds is located in a beautiful valley in Southwestern Utah in Washington County, located along I-15 139 miles north of Las Vegas and 289 miles south of Salt Lake City. Leeds is in the center of Southern Utah’s many national and state parks including Zion, Bryce Canyon, Quail Creek and Snow Canyon.

The “country” Town of Leeds is well known for its history. Noted in the past for its abundant fruit and sorghum, the town has always been the area having the longest growing season in Utah. Quiet Main Street has numerous buildings dating from the 1800’s. Fifteen houses built prior to 1900 remain standing on the Town’s Main Street. The only buildings from the Depression Era Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps still standing in the State of Utah are found in Leeds, along with the remnants of the 19th Century silver mining ghost town, Silver Reef. Visit us! http://www.leedstown.org


10 | HISTORY

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HISTORY OF HURRICANE

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isitors traveling through Hurricane might wonder why a town in southern Utah shares its name with a tropical cyclone – a type of storm that never has and never will make “landfall” in the inland desert. The curious name dates back to the early 1860’s, when a whirlwind blew off the top of a buggy carrying a group of surveyors led by Mormon leader Erastus Snow. “Well, that was a Hurricane,” exclaimed Snow. “We’ll name this the Hurricane Hill.” The nearby fault, mesa,

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and, later on, the town, took the same moniker. How residents say the name Hurricane might catch many off guard. Locals pronounce it “Her-ah-kun,” which is the British pronunciation. Coincidentally, a town in West Virginia shares the same name and pronunciation. True to its name, the town has a reputation for being windy and slightly cooler than St. George. Hurricane’s first known residents, the Paiute Indians, called the area Timpoweap, meaning “Rock Canyon.” In 1776, the Dominguez and Escalante expedition passed through the region, stopping at the confluence of Ash Creek, LaVerkin Creek and the Virgin River and noting the signs of irrigation left by the Paiutes. Some speculate that mountain men such as Jedediah Smith and George C. Yount also passed through the area. A group led by Mormon Apostle Parley P. Pratt in 1849-50 and another exploring party led by John Steele in 1852 came through Hurricane, both using the river junction as a landmark and a crossing point. Compared to other communities in Washington County, Hurricane arrived late on the scene. Mormon settlers realized the potential of Hurricane’s 2,000 fertile acres as early as 1867, when the idea to build an irrigation system was


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born. Unfortunately, they had to delay the project until there was enough funding, equipment and engineering capability to complete it. In 1893, James Jepson of Virgin and John Steele of Toquerville, came up with a way to get water onto the Hurricane Bench from the Virgin River by building a dam 7.5 miles upriver from what is now known as Pah Tempe Hot Springs and diverting the water into a canal. Soon after, 53 area men signed the articles of incorporation for the Hurricane Canal Company. Work on the project commenced the following winter. Problems plagued construction from the beginning, including having to rebuild the dam twice and a shortage of capital. Thankfully, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stepped in and purchased $5,000 worth of shares, allowing the work to continue. Canal construction took eleven years to complete, due to the rudimentary nature of the labor, which was done with picks, shovels, wheelbarrows and hand-driven drills, and because the work took place mainly during the winter months to enable laborers to work their farms and support their families during growing seasons. Finally, on August 6, 1904, water flowed through the canal for the first time, to the jubilation of area residents. The canal paved the way for the establishment of the town. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hinton became Hurricane’s first residents in

History | 11 1906. True to what the pioneers thought in 1867, once irrigated, Hurricane’s 2,000 acres became excellent farmland, producing fine orchards and vineyards, and fields of alfalfa, grain, and sugar beets. It later earned the nickname “Fruit Basket of Southern Utah.” In 1917, the town’s population was approximately 800 and by 1930, it grew to 1,197. Today, Hurricane has a population of more than 20,000 and it continues to grow at a rapid pace, with new residents attracted by the area’s pleasant climate, favorable economy, and close proximity to recreation havens such as Zion National Park, Lake Powell and Grand Canyon National Park. Located 18 miles east of St. George, Hurricane also lies within minutes of Quail Creek and Sand Hollow reservoirs, popular spots for boating, water skiing and fishing. Hurricane exudes extreme civic pride, which has produced the Heritage Park and Pioneer Museum, housed in the former library, in the center of town. The museum recounts the history of the town’s settlers and the construction of the canal. For more information, including information about historical buildings, sites and trails, check out Hurricane’s Pioneer Museum located at 35 S. Main Street, call (435)635-7153 or visit www.wchsutah.org/museums/hurricane-pioneer-museum.php


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he future of Hurricane Valley is exciting to contemplate.  We have seen tremendous population and economic growth over the past several years, which will undoubtedly continue, as visitors, young families and retirees discover what this jewel of an area has to offer.  With its two lakes, sand dunes, low crime rate, small-town values, spectacular scenery, excellent weather, nearby airports, proximity to Zion and other bucket list destinations, full array of services, world-class trails and golf courses, and its myriad of events and recreational opportunities, those who discover Hurricane Valley often choose to stay. Hurricane Valley consists of three main population hubs, Hurricane, LaVerkin and Toquerville, with a total population over 25,000, and each is growing at a terrific rate.  At current rates, and given the 31.5 square miles within Hurricane City limits, it is predicted that Hurricane Valley will double in size within the next 10-15 years. As civic leaders strive to keep up with growth in the region, they are determined to preserve and promote the wholesome, family friendly values that have been the hallmark of this region for generations. Hurricane is the biggest population center (~19,000+) in Hurricane Valley and, in recent years, its population has been growing by more than a thousand each year.  Dixie Springs and Copper Rock are two of several major housing developments in the region. Presently, there are approximately 3,500 new homes slated for construction within Hurricane.  Several commercial projects are also underway (or recently completed) including a new gas station, fitness club, new restaurants and hotels, and multiple office and commercial complexes.    We have a growing economy in Hurricane Valley with manufacturing, industrial, tourism, and large-scale distribution centers – to name a few – that provide great jobs for our expanding workforce. 

Over the next few years, we will see improvements to our road system, including the extension of SR-7 which will better connect Hurricane with the St. George airport. This will help ease the burden on the millions of people that visit our beautiful area each year.

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LOCAL BEAUTY

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urricane Valley is a family-friendly community with amazing weather year round. Hurricane is also home to more than a dozen local parks, many equipped with large grass areas, trees and picnic/BBQ facilities. Three noteworthy parks in the region are the Hurricane Splash Pad (63 S. 100 W., featuring a splash pad, playground equipment and large open grass areas), Grandpa’s Pond (350 N. 3700 W., featuring a large fishing pond, walking trails, BBQ pits and covered picnic areas), and Confluence Park (main entrance at

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LaVerkin trailhead; known for history and biological diversity and a beautiful riverside walking trail). Also, animal lovers and their four-legged friends will enjoy the dog park located at 488 West 7440 North, featuring fenced in areas for smaller and larger dogs.  Other parks in the region also provide shade, beauty and a respite from the summer heat.  A complete list of parks within the City of Hurricane can be found at http:// cityofhurricane.com/categories/departments/parks/.

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OFF-ROAD

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urricane Valley is an off-road paradise for families, as well as the seasoned professionals looking to get off the beaten path. With miles upon miles of trail systems within Hurricane and the surrounding areas- you could spend weeks exploring and never see the same trail twice. Whether it’s ATV’s, UTV’s, Dirt bikes, Jeeps, Rock buggies, or the family minivan, there’s a trail for you to explore. Trails range from rocky and seemingly impossible to pass, to a perfect Sunday drive down a back road to see historic dinosaur tracks and native American petroglyphs. Home of the breathtaking Sand Mountain Sand dunes flowing down to the picturesque reservoir of Sand Hollow State park you will not be disappointed with any trail you take. There are special regulations in place for riding within the Sand Mountain sand dunes such as flags, helmets, and valid registration, so be sure to check local laws to ensure you are riding legally. If you’re nervous about not knowing where you can explore or how exactly to navigate a technical track, there are plenty of off-road tour companies around to give you the guidance you need to make it a safe adventure for you and your family. Most of these companies rent machines as well, allowing you to leave your vehicle at home and ride their equipment. Southern Utah Adventure Center, Mad Moose Rentals, and Ride Sand Hollow are a few of the companies available to you. An off-road adventure in Utah’s color country will be one to remember for years to come.


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TRAIL HERO

Trail Hero is a 4-day guided trail event held the first week of October with trail rides (Jeeps, Toyotas, buggies, UTVs) during the day and amazing entertainment, activities and challenges in the evenings. For instance, when trail rides are done for the day, attendees can watch or participate in a rock race or competition rock crawl, enjoy the Vendor Expo, live music or charitable raffle, watch an extreme trail broken open, or attempt to conquer “Bounty Hill.”  Trail Hero is built with everyone in mind and provides an opportunity for those less fortunate to enjoy the great outdoors.  All evening entertainment is free and open to the public.  Donations are encouraged to help keep our public lands public.  For more information, visit www.TheTrailHero.com

TRI-STATE ATV/UTV JAMBOREE

Do you want to shake off those winter blues and spend 3 fun-filled days riding your ATV or side by side through some of the most scenic areas in all of the Western United States? Then join us this March for the annual Tri-State ATV Jamboree in Hurricane, Utah. At least 27 rides in SW Utah and NW Arizona are offered during the Jamboree. Each ride is led by experienced guides who know the trails, the history of the area, and key points of interest. While the rides are the main attraction at the Jamboree, the food, fun, prizes, vendors, and friendships developed among attendees come in a close second. For more information about the Jamboree, please visit our website: www.thetristateatvclub.com/jamboree.

WINTER 4X4 JAMBOREE

The Winter 4x4 Jamboree is Southern Utah’s premiere off-road event. The Jamboree is a 3-day guided trail event in January, which is headquartered at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Hurricane, UT. This spectacular event features World-Class Rock Crawling combined with gorgeous views of Zion National Park, Sand Hollow State Park, and more. Trails at Sand Mountain Recreation Area and surrounding areas are suitable for all types of vehicles and skill levels. The Vendor Show is packed with top companies in the Off-Road Industry as well as RC Rock Crawling Competition Courses. Food and drinks are available at the fairgrounds. This is a non-profit event with proceeds donated to land use organizations. For more info, go to www.winter4x4jamboreee.com.

WORLD EXTREME ROCK CRAWLING (W.E. ROCK)

Hurricane is pleased to host one of W.E. Rock’s several annual events, generally held in April. W.E. Rock is all about challenging driver and machine.  Competitors build amazing vehicles to drive over the most extreme obstacles our world-renowned course designers can dream up.  At the event, you will see vehicles perform maneuvers you never thought possible.  Come watch competitors conquer large boulders, steep climbs, rock ledges and massive drops, all while skillfully avoiding strategically placed cones.  This is an event you don’t want to miss.  For more information, go to werocklive.com.


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urricane and its surrounding area draw tens of thousands each year for non-motorized off-road adventures. The area boasts numerous hiking and biking trails and biking events, and the slickrock trails at Gooseberry Mesa draw mountain biking enthusiasts from all over the world. Each year, more and more tourists (many from other countries) discover Zion National Park, with its spectacular trails and vistas.

Indeed, Zion National Park has become so popular that parking and traffic congestion during peak seasons can be problematic. For those who prefer a quainter hiking experience away from the crowds, there are numerous local hiking opportunities (some of which are detailed herein). With amazing weather year-round, outdoor recreation is a way of life in Hurricane Valley.

BIKING

Biking of all types is very popular in Hurricane Valley. The Red Bull Rampage, held each October, attracts elite freestyle, freeride and downhill riders who display their best tricks, gnarliest drops and toughest lines before a world-wide television audience.  The slickrock at Gooseberry Mesa is also a huge draw and a fun challenge to biking enthusiasts, including beginners and technical riders.  The Hurricane Cliffs trail system (JEM, Hurricane Rim, Dead Ringer, More Cowbell, etc.) can be accessed from Hurricane City.  Other trails like Guacamole, Little Creek, Church Rocks and Quail Creek are just a short drive away.  High elevation riding

can be found in nearby Brian Head, Bryce Canyon, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Each year, Hurricane hosts the Hurricane Mountain Bike Festival (March) and the 25 hours of Frog Hollow mountain bike race (November). For more information about these events, see pp. 29-32. With beautiful scenery throughout Hurricane Valley, coupled with great weather and light to moderate traffic, road biking is great throughout the area.  For current trail maps, bike rentals or additional information about biking options in Hurricane Valley, contact Hurricane’s premier bike shop, Over the Edge, located at 76 E. 100 S.


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outhern Utah’s Zion National Park is one of the premier national parks in the world, welcoming millions of visitors each year from all over the globe. Zion National Park’s canyons and mesas boast an exquisite beauty that draws more and more visitors each year. With 220 square miles of explorable land, there is something for everyone. Zion National Park features short, mid-range and 1-2 day hikes, including some hikes requiring rappelling and swimming.  It also features biking trails, horseback riding, and numerous rappelling and canyoneering options.  Zion National Park’s 2,000foot sandstone cliffs are world renowned for their large wall climbs (not recommended for inexperienced climbers).  Bucket list hikes include Angel’s Landing, the “Narrows” and the “Subway”, among others.  For a hike with breathtaking views and vistas, consider the West Rim Trail, which includes Angel’s Landing along the trail.  Emerald Pools, Weeping Rock and the Riverside Walk (gateway to the Narrows) are some of the most popular shorter hikes.  Another popular short hike, which involves a memorable drive through the famous Zion-Mt. Carmel tunnel, is the Zion Canyon Overlook Trail.  Those hiking in slot-canyon areas need to exercise extreme caution to avoid flash floods, which are most common in the monsoon season (July to September).  Ideal times to visit the park are in the Spring and Fall, when weather is moderate and crowds are smaller.  While visiting Zion, Hurricane Valley, which is approximately half an hour outside of the park, is an excellent option for food and lodging.

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hile there are many world-class hiking options in Utah’s several State and National Parks, there are many excellent lesserknown hiking trails in the Hurricane Valley area. Here is a brief description of a few of them. Mollies Nipple  For the best view of Hurricane Valley, the Mollies Nipple Trail is a must.  Plan for a good workout as the trail rises 1250 feet in a one-mile stretch.  Located at the Southeast corner of the Rainbow Canyon subdivision, near the Hurricane Airport. For more info, see stillexploring.com/mollies-nipple/ BS Trail The BS Trail offers beautiful views of Hurricane Valley, with less vertical climb than the Mollies Nipple Trail.  Located at the far west end of the 2050 South cul-de-sac in Hurricane. Sheep’s Bridge Trail  The Sheep’s Bridge Trail follows the Virgin River Gorge with spectacular scenery of the river.  The trailhead is located just west of Sheep’s Bridge in Virgin, Utah, on Sheep Bridge Road. Canal Trail If you would like to experience Hurricane Valley history while you hike, the Canal Trail is just for you.  As you hike, overlooking the beautiful Virgin River Gorge, plaques explain the miracle of the canal that turned a dry desert into beautiful Hurricane Valley.  Located at the towers parking lot, just up the Hurricane Hill going east on hwy. 59. For more info, see stillexploring.com. Jem Trail Jem Trail is a maze of world-class mountain biking trails designated for hiking too.  Located just east of Hurricane on highway 59. Confluence Park Tucked between La Verkin and Hurricane, at the bottom of a rocky gorge close to the Virgin River bridge, this hike combines scenic beauty with history and biology.  For more info, see laverkin.org/recreation Toquerville Falls An oasis in the desert; popular for ATV/SUV but also a nice hike for families. For more information, see hikestgeorge.com/toquerville-falls-toquerville-utah/


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hile Hurricane Valley is gorgeous from the ground, it may be even more beautiful from the sky. For aerial tours of the region, call Zion Helicopters at 435-668-8185 (3050 East, UT-9, Virgin, UT 84779) or Color Country Air Adventures 435-635-0467.  For those daring enough for skydiving, contact Skydive Zion at 435-635-3742 (800 W. 2300 S., Hurricane Airport).

HURRICANE VALLEY THE GATEWAY TO THE PARKS

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urricane Valley has long been known as “The Gateway to the Parks,” including the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, and Cedar Breaks. These National Parks are breathtaking, each in its own way. Lake Powell, as well as Kolob, Sand Hollow, and Quail Creek reservoirs are also must-see sights for water recreation. The Hurricane Valley includes: Hurricane, Leeds, La Verkin and Toquerville. (See page 8 & 9) for

more information about these beautiful towns! On the opposite page (left) you will see “The Compass Points to the Parks” an approximate mileage from Hurricane to each of these areas. As you can imagine one could spend quite a bit of time vacationing and sightseeing in these majestic surroundings! We invite you to do exactly that, and chances are that you will be returning for a longer stay!!

VISITOR’S GUIDE PHOTO CONTEST Many of the incredible photos showcased in our Visitor’s Guide this year came from locals who entered the Hurricane Valley Chamber Photo Contest. This fun idea was the brainchild of our incoming Chamber President Nic Launitzen, who developed and hosted the event. Thank you Nic!!! We consider this contest a HUGE success with over 100 entries received! The Grand Prize Winner is Felipe Valenzuela whose nighttime photo was chosen to grace the magazine cover this year!! Congratulations to Felipe Valenzuela!! A Special thank you to Greater Zion Travel and Tourism who also shared some of their beautiful photos with us!! The contest will be an ongoing adventure for 2021! Check our website to download a submission form. NOTE: this form MUST accompany EACH photo

submitted. Submit your photos to the Chamber office throughout the year. It could be your photo chosen next year as the 2021 Visitors Guide cover photograph. We are also seeking local event photos. Action shots are always appreciated. Please make sure your photos are high resolution!! Here’s a guide to photos and photo resolution requirements for printing: http://www.urban75.org/photos/print.html The Chamber looks forward with great expectation to an array of exciting photographs from all you photo buffs out there. We are counting on your expertise to push our 2021 Visitors Guide over the top. Keep on clicking! (NOTE: Please know we have done our best to credit you or your business for photos. Thank you to ALL who made submissions!!)


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unning is a way of life in Hurricane Valley. In the early mornings and evenings, runners can be seen all over the City, especially along the country roads [Drivers are encouraged to be very cautious].  The great weather, limited traffic and scenery make running in Hurricane Valley a firstclass experience.  Not surprisingly, running enthusiasts who have discovered this area have made it the location of numerous fun-runs and competitive racing events.  Whether you are an occasional runner or a marathon enthusiast, or somewhere in between, there is something for everyone in Hurricane Valley.

BAKER’S DOZEN HALF MARATHON

The Baker’s Dozen is a fun, social event held in December, where runners race around a 3.25 mile loop course, while interacting with other runners and enjoying treats along the way. Half marathoners will run the loop four times and have the incredible fortune of passing the aid station (affectionately known as the “Sugar Shack”) at the end of every loop.  For more information, go to www.bakersdozenhalfmarathon.com.

HALLOWEEN NEON NIGHT RUN

5K and 1-Mile glow-in-the-dark night races through a neon lit golf course, with trunk-or-treating and other fun family activities. For more information, go to http://www. hurricanerecreation.com/halloween-neon-night-run

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estimate your time and the closest to estimate wins! No Start and finish at the beautiful Sand Hollow Resort. watches allowed! For more information, go to http://www. The Hurricane Half Marathon generally takes place in hurricanerecreation.com/12k-run September.  For more information, go to http://www. hurricanerecreation.com / hurricane -half-marathon- - 5k SAND HOLLOW TRIATHLON This epic Southern Utah race is a local’s favorite, and features an Olympic & Sprint Distance Triathlon, Spring HURRICANE MUD RUN The Hurricane Mud Run is Southern Utah’s premier Mud Duathlon and Olympic Aquabike.  5K and 10K run options Run. This Spring event is for everyone – single runners, families also available.  Races are affordable and geared to serious and teams. All are invited to participate. You can hit all obstacles athletes, families and beginners.  This event takes place in or skip some – it’s up to you. For more information, go to http:// May.  For more information, go to bbsctri.com/sandhollow  www.hurricanemudrun.com

SOUTHERN UTAH MARATHON

The Sand Hollow Marathon is an annual Spring marathon with a perfect picturesque venue. The race starts and finishes Generally held in June.  Come swim, bike and run with us to in the beautiful small town of Hurricane and loops around kick off your summer.  Perfect for the beginner as well as the Sand Hollow State Park and Reservoir.  Organizers have seasoned triathlete. For more information, go to http://www. listened to the advice of our runners and continue to take hurricanerecreation.com/hurricane-triathlon. action to improve and grow this popular event.  For more information, go to http://www.sandhollowmarathon.net/

HURRICANE TRIATHLON

IRONMAN 70.3

Southern Utah hosts the Ironman 70.3 North American Pro Championship on the first Saturday of May each year. The event consists of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike ride and a 13.1 mile run (totaling 70.3 miles).  More than 2500 athletes compete at this event, which is known for its challenging and picturesque track.  Sand Hollow Reservoir hosts the swim portion of the event.  For more information, go to http://www.ironman.com/ triathlon/events/americas/ironman-70.3/st.-george.aspx#ixzz4.

SOUTHERN UTAH TRIATHLON

This event takes place at Quail Creek State Park, usually in October. Air and water temperature this time of year range between 70-75 degrees.  The course is beautiful and scenic. For more information, go to www.southernutahtriathlon.com/

KOKOPELLI TRIATHLON

This family-friendly event held at Sand Hollow Reservoir each September has something for everyone! With amazing sandstone landscapes and mountain ranges lingering in the backdrop, you are sure to have a race and weekend to remember for years to come. This endurance festival features an Olympic and Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon, Kids Tri, and 5K/10K Run. For more information, go to http://www.bbsctri.com/kokopelli

LA VERKIN WINTERFEST 5k & 10k

Held the Saturday morning of Winterfest in early December. Register early for a discounted price.  For more info, go to runnercard.com/roadrace/public/raceGroup/976351

PEACH DAYS 12K

The Saturday before Labor Day. Register at the Community Center at 5:30 a.m.; race starts at 6:15 a.m. Anyone can win-

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n land or on water, Hurricane Valley has something for everyone. Enjoy a full array of water sports at either of Hurricane Valley’s two large reservoirs – Sand Hollow and Quail Creek. Do you like to fish? Kayak? Canoe? Scuba dive? Swim? Paddleboard? Water ski? How about wave runners? Ski boats? Cliff jumping? Or just sun bathing on the beach? These and other water sports draw tens of thousands to Hurricane Valley each year.  Equipment can be rented at Dig Paddlesports LLC [472 N. 5300 W, (435) 467-9988], the Beach at Sand Hollow [3351 S. Sand Hollow Rd., (435) 216-1997], and at Southern Utah Adventure Center [138 W. State St., (435) 635-0907].

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uail Creek State Park https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/quail-creek/ Activities include: Boating , Fishing, Camping, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Food/Snacks and Swimming!

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Located in Hurricane City, Washington County, Utah, sits a new championship golf course surrounded by stunning copper cliffs and sweeping desert vistas. The abundance of blue skies, natural beauty and close proximity to State and National Parks, makes Copper Rock a prime golf destination and desirable community. Home sites are selling now in this remarkably friendly and social neighborhood. copperrockgolf.com


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outhern Utah is a golfer’s paradise, with good weather year round and more than a dozen golf courses to choose from, each with unique challenges and scenery. The gorgeous geological backdrops make golfing in Southern Utah truly awe-inspiring. The golf courses of Southern Utah are world-class, with courses designed by legendary designers including Matt Dye, Bill Neff, Keith Foster, John Fought, Johnny Miller and Fred Bliss. Indeed, local golf courses are frequently featured in Golf Digest and other popular magazines, on TV, and even in computer games such as Links LS ’99.

SKY MOUNTAIN GOLF COURSE

Sky Mountain Golf Course is a public 18 hole golf course (par 72) operated by the City of Hurricane, which is open year round. With gorgeous red sandstone rock formations and the majestic Pine Valley Mountain in the background, Sky Mountain Golf Course is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful and picturesque golf locations anywhere in the world. For more information, or to book a tee time, call (435) 635-7888 or click on www.skymountaingolf.com

SAND HOLLOW RESORT

Sand Hollow Resort’s Championship Course has consistently been ranked as one of Golfweek’s top 100 resort courses and #1 in Utah. Sand Hollow Golf Course has it’s own standard for unique course design. Have you ever played golf on a cliff? Well, get ready because on this John Fought designed course, you might find yourself teeing one over the edge just to see how far you can make it fly. Combine that with the reflecting sunset on the Virgin River as you


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finish your round! To book a tee time call (435) 656-4653 or click on https://sandhollowresorts.com/golf/

COPPER ROCK GOLF COURSE

skies and the zest of natural sand dunes. Copper Rock Golf Course is slated to open Spring of 2020 For more information visit their website http://www.crgolfcourse. com/

Copper Rock Golf Course is located in Hurricane, not far from Zion National Park, near the Sand Hollow State Park. Our course has the backdrop of the beautiful copper mountains, an abundance of blue

Other Public Golf Courses Nearby Coral Canyon / 18 holes $$$ 1925 N. Canyon Greens Drive, Washington (435) 688-1700 www.coralcanyongolf.com

St. George / 18 holes $ 2190 South 1400 West, St. George (435) 627-4404 www.sgcity.org/golf/sggolfclub

Dixie Red Hills / 9 holes $ 1250 North 645 West, St George (435) 627-4444 www.sgcity.org/golf/redhills

Sunbrook / 27 holes $$ 2240 W. Sunbrook Dr., St. George (435) 627-4400 www.sgcity.org/golf/sunbrook

Green Spring / 18 holes $$ 588 N. Green Springs Dr., Washington (435) 673-7888 www.greenspringgolfcourse.com

Southgate / 18 holes $ 1975 S. Tonaquint Dr., St. George (435) 627-4440 www.sgcity.org/golf/southgate

Valderra (Ledges) / 18 holes $$$ 1585 W. Ledges Pkwy., St. George (435) 634-4640 www.ledges.com

Sunriver / 18 holes $ 4210 Bluegrass Way, St. George (435) 986-0001 www.sunrivergolf.com

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15 Red Cliffs Reserve 16 Silver Reef Museum (Leeds) 17 Hurricane Valley Pharmacy 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Mollies Nipple Airport Over the Edge Hurricane History Museum Hurricane Recreation Center Hurricane Valley Chamber Lonny Boy’s Main Street Café Intermountain Health Care Virgin River Hiking Trails


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SOUTHERN UTAH SHOOTING SPORTS PARK The Southern Utah Shooting Sports Park is a 512 acre publicly owned and operated facility adjacent to the Washington County Legacy Park (5850 W. 1800 S.).  Come on out and discover this incredible shooting facility.  To get there, stay to the right after passing the fairgrounds and follow the signs.  While the facility is managed by Washington County, it features six venues, with a club associated with each venue.  The Red Cliffs Range is an ideal place for the entire family to enjoy a safe, budgetfriendly, target-shooting rifle/pistol experience.  For more info, go to  redcliffsrange.com. Purgatory Clay Sports, which is open to the public, features two fully automated sporting clay trails, 5 stands, 2 skeet fields and 4 trap fields with voice commands.  For more info, go to purgatoryclays.com. The Practical Shooting Range regularly hosts practical shooting competition and combat-related training events.  For more info, go to  southernutahpracticalshootingrange.com The Redrock Bowmen operate the Archery Range, which is open to the public ($5 per person) on the second and fourth Saturday of each month, from 9am-1pm.  Annual membership fee is $60 per person or $75 per family.  This range features two field courses and target ranges with multiple targets from 10-90 yards. The High Valley Mountainmen operate the Muzzleloader Range, and they generally meet on the fourth Saturday of each month, in Old West attire. The Dixie Desperados operate the Cowboy Action Shooting Range, where participants share a common love of the Old West and celebrate by shooting firearms from that era while dressed in Old West attire.  Events are held on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month.  For more info, go to dixiedesperados.com


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EVENTS GUIDE

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urricane Valley is home to dozens of events each year, many of which are highlighted elsewhere in this Visitors’ Guide. The purpose of this section is to highlight a few events that have not yet been

highlighted, and to provide a rough month-by-month calendar of annual events, so that visitors and locals can plan ahead and take advantage of the wonderful events and activities available in this area.

BAM DOG SPECTACULAR

available for sale and auction, plus craft vendors, a holiday quilt display, a gigantic bake sale and continuous entertainment throughout the festival. Santa will also be there so don’t miss out.  Proceeds are donated to benefit the “Shop with a Cop” program.  For more information and details, visit the city website at www.hurricanerecreation.com or call the Community Center at 435-635-2609. 

This is an annual event held in September at the Hurricane Community Center, dedicated to bringing people and their dogs together. Come out and enjoy the annual Walk for the Animals, Fungility demonstrations, multiple competitions, instruction on care for canines, and lots of kid-friendly activities.  Get to know other dog-owners in the area and let your dogs make new friends too.  There is something for everyone at this dog-centric festival.

BUSINESS EXPO/BACK TO SCHOOL CELEBRATION

Come on out and explore our local businesses and vendors in a fun and relaxed setting. Games at the booths and free food, coupled with giveaways, prizes and an evening movie in the park make this a favorite for young and old.  This event is held in August at Hurricane’s Community Center, 63 South 100 West.

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL

Bring the entire family to a weekend full of holiday activities sure to fill you with the magic of the holiday season. Hurricane Valley’s annual Christmas Tree Festival is held in early December at the Hurricane Community Center, at 63 South 100 West.  The festival includes up to 50 decorated trees

HUNTSMAN WORLD SENIOR GAMES

The Huntsman World Senior Games is the largest annual multi-sport event in the world for athletes age 50 and better. Dubbed the “premier senior athletic event in the world,” the event, which began in 1987, takes place each October and welcomes more than 11,000 athletes from all around the world. Sports venues are throughout St. George / Hurricane and surrounding areas. With 30+ different sports to choose from, including archery, golf, cycling, badminton, pickleball, bowling, shooting, softball and swimming, there is something for everyone. For more info, go to www.seniorgames.net.


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HURRICANE MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL

Riding bikes and having fun is what this festival is all about. In addition to cycling activities, there are live bands, a beer garden, Western Style Contests (practice your roping and barrel riding), Dutch oven dinner, lots of rad prizes and a chance to ride the industry’s best demo bikes. Make it a vacation and bring the whole family. There is something for everyone! For more info, go to www.hurricanemtbfestival. com. This event is generally held in March.

PARADES

Independence Day Parade – July 4 Pioneer Day Parade – July 24 Peach Days Parade – Saturday before Labor Day

RATTLIN’D PLAYHOUSE

Each Winter, the Rattlin D Playhouse performs multiple family friendly musical spoofs at the Diamond Ranch Academy. This is a “dinner theater” venue where you will enjoy delicious large portions for dinner and an evening of pure entertainment and laughter.  For more information, go to rattlindplayhouse.com.

HURRICANE VALLEY CHAMBER ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Come test your skills against other area players at the HV Chamber charity golf tournament. Held at the beautiful Sky Mountain Golf Course in August or September, this event is a fun-filled day of food, prizes, golf, and great company, all at a reasonable price. The winning team is awarded the “Spilsbury Cup.”  This is an event you don’t want to miss.

PARADE OF HOMES

The St. George Area Parade of Homes is an annual ~10day event held each February. As the largest parade in the State, it draws people from across Utah and many others from out of state.  Each year, participants are free to selftour 20+ luxury custom homes across Washington County, each displaying the unique and innovative touch of the designer.  If you are looking for ideas to improve the quality of life in your own home, or a top-of-the-line new custom home to purchase in Southern Utah, this is a great event to attend.  For more info, go to www.paradehomes.com

RED BULL RAMPAGE

This Fall event is the most anticipated mountain biking event of its kind. During this event, held in Virgin, Utah (between Hurricane Valley and Zion National Park), elite riders put everything on the line as they ride down a high-risk mountain trail.  The event lives up to the “Red Bull” name and is featured on television.  For more information, go to www.redbull.com/ us-en/events/rampage

RED ROCK BBQ FESTIVAL

Red Rock BBQ Festival is Southern Utah’s finest backyard BBQ competition, held each June. For more info go to: www.redrockbbqfest.com


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SEMI-ANNUAL COMMUNITY THEATER

Enjoy a musical theater show each Spring and Fall in Hurricane’s beautiful Fine Arts Center, with affordable admission and high-quality entertainment.  Shows for 2019 are Hairspray (April-May) and Bright Star (October-November).

WESTERN LEGACY FARM

Agritainment at its finest. Sleepy Hollow (Fall farm experience for the family) is held every October, and farm camps are held in the summer. For more information go to www. westernlegacyfarmandranch.com

25 HOURS IN FROG HOLLOW

ROTARY EASTER CAR SHOW

The Rotary Easter Car Show is an annual event held each Spring in Hurricane, Utah, put on by the Rotary Club of Hurricane Valley. For over 30 years, friends, families and car enthusiasts have gathered at the event to exhibit and appreciate amazing vehicles and to share ideas and styles for customizing and restoring their own vehicles. For more information, go to http://eastercarshow.com/

This Fall event is the longest one-day off road cycling race in the world, as it takes advantage of the extra hour received due to the end of Daylight Savings. In this unique event, characterized by riders’ costumes and unique team names, mountain bikers complete a 13-mile loop as many times as possible in 25 hours.  Riders report that this event truly feeds their soul, both with the beauty of single track riding and the festive atmosphere.  For more information, go to 25hoursinfroghollow.com

EVENTS CALENDAR January

Winter 4x4 Jamboree Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner

June Hurricane Triathlon  Red Rock BBQ Festival

February

July

Independence Day Celebration – July 4 Pioneer Day Celebration – July 24 Founders Day Celebration - July 24

Red Bull Rampage Trail Hero Southern Utah Triathlon Huntsman Senior Games Halloween Neon Fun Run Sleepy Hollow Hurricane Theatrical Co. performance

August

November

SUHBA Parade of Homes March Tri State ATV Jamboree Sand Hollow Marathon Hurricane Mountain Bike Festival 

April

La Verkin Easter Egg Hunt World Extreme Rock Crawling Rotary Easter Car Show Hurricane Theatrical Co. performance

May

Iron Man 70.3 Hurricane Mud Run Sand Hollow Triathlon Hurricane City Pool opens

Washington County Fair (including Demolition Derby) HV Chamber Golf Tournament Back to School Party/Business Expo

September

Peach Days, including parade and 12k Run September 11 First Responders Day Kokopelli Triathlon BAM Dog Spectacular Hurricane ½ Marathon

October

CST SXS Adventure Side-by-Side Rally 25 Hours in Frog Hollow Mtn. Bike Race

December

LaVerkin Winterfest and 5k and 10k Baker’s Dozen ½ Marathon Christmas Tree Festival Leeds Every 4th weekend Living History at Silver Reef Ghost Town.


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tudents are achieving and schools are excelling in Hurricane Valley. Washington County School District currently offers dual immersion language programs at Three Falls Elementary (Chinese) and at Hurricane Elementary (Spanish). Additionally, Hurricane Elementary is a Gold Level STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) designated school, and it hosts an after-school LEGO robotics club. Hurricane High provides a full offering of courses, as well as Jr ROTC and FFA.  Valley Academy Charter School is also a great option for parents and students who prefer a charter school experience.  Dixie State University has a Hurricane campus where high school students and graduates can take courses, receive certifications and pursue higher education goals. Several other excellent higher education options are available in St. George and Cedar City such as Stevens Henager College and others.  Washington County School District is committed to the children and taxpayers in Hurricane Valley. For instance, in recent years, $95 million has been spent on construction or renovation of Hurricane High, Hurricane Middle and Hurricane Elementary. Additionally, the school district recently completed boundary changes to accommodate new growth and to ease the pressure it is creating on our local elementary schools.  The District currently owns land for a future elementary school in the growing Dixie Springs development, which will move forward when the time is right.  Residents with questions about schools in Hurricane Valley should direct them to https://www.washk12.org/district/ contact-us.  Our goal and vision is that every student has the best education possible and the best opportunity to succeed. We are grateful to our amazing teachers and administrators for making this

happen. We are also very grateful for local parents who care about education and help their children succeed. Mostly, we are thankful for the students themselves. They truly are the future.


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BEACH DAYS & PEACH DAYS

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urricane City’s Peach Days celebration is a 3-day event held every Labor Day weekend, Thursday through Saturday. Perhaps the most anticipated local event of the year, Peach Days includes a variety of displays, savory foods and treats, contests, commercial and homemade sale booths, the Quilt Show, Pioneer Corner, and continuous entertainment including concerts, performances, hikes/runs, a parade, carnival activities, a movie in the park, fireworks, a Saturday evening rodeo, and much much more. 

It is a charming and fun-filled family-friendly event that is well planned and executed. This Peach Days celebration, patterned after the “Peach Days” that began as a way for our early settlers to market their fruit, has become a treasured celebration for our Hurricane Valley community and surrounding areas. Every year, thousands join us from places all over the world to take part in this delightful tradition.  Come on out and top off your summer with a festival that is sure to be a highlight of the year.


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VISITING HURRICANE VALLEY HEALTH AND WELLNESS As you venture through our beautiful Hurricane Valley, we have several reminders for you to help you stay healthy and well! Tip #1: Hydrate Our temperature over the year in Hurricane Valley is 76.5 high and 47.7 degree low with the average being about 62 degree. Our summer months can be extremely hot with temperatures reaching 105 or higher. With heat there is always the risk of dehydration. Our bodies are about 60-75% water and in the heat of the day, combined with activities, our bodies lose even more water. Keep in mind it is not only water that our bodies require, but also electrolytes! Take electrolyte water or packets with you when you plan to be out, even for a short time. Tip #2: Hiking Follow guidelines for safe hiking. For guidelines on hiking visit this website! https://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/ safety.htm

Tip #3: Cell Phones Check your cell phone to see if your carrier has coverage in our area. Your cell phone can save your life. Note: Most carriers are active and available in our area-but there are a few that have spotty coverage. (See our “Helpful Contact Information list of numbers at the back of our Visitor Guide). Tip #4: Activity Safety Whether you are hiking, biking, kayaking, ATV riding, climbing or simply walking, be sure you are prepared for the activity and have everything you need, i.e. water, sunscreen, lifejackets, helmets, etc. Tip #5: Have fun!!

As you visit our beautiful Hurricane Valley, you may find you need supplies, over the counter medications, insect spray and/or many other items. Or perhaps you need to seek our health care- the Intermountain Hurricane Valley Clinic is located just off State Route 9. Additionally, we have several businesses who can serve you: The Hurricane Valley Pharmacy is located off of State Route 9, Dixie Nutritionals located on Main Street, Indie Med Walk In Clinic located near the Pharmacy. And after a long hike and your body is aching –call Aztec Massage Clinic for a rejuvenating massage! Our most important message to you is: Be safe! AND have lots of fun exploring Hurricane Valley!! Sharon Shores, Hurricane Valley Chamber Board Member Certified Emotion Code & Body Code Practitioner and Life Coach


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tep Back in Time-Museum at Silver Reef Patricia Cundick Curator, The Museum at Silver Reef

A visit to the Museum at Silver Reef will take you back in time to the end of the 19th Century when a booming mining town of over 1,000 inhabitants suddenly appeared among the quiet farming communities of Southern Utah. Silver ore had been discovered in the sandstone which formed the spectacular ridges and cliffs of the area! Silver in sandstone was a phenomenon which had never been seen anywhere before. Once the skeptics became convinced, the rush was on. By 1880, Main Street was over a mile long with dozens of business supporting the operations of over 30 mines and 5 processing mills. Miners, shop keepers, farmers from near-by towns, Catholic nuns, school children, mill owners and Chinese laborers rubbed shoulders on the busy streets. Wooden buildings sprang up almost overnight and were soon joined by a good number of more permanent structures, made to last from the most abundantly available building material – sandstone blocks. Silver Reef began to look like a place that was built to stay. But a visit to Silver Reef today is a reminder of how quickly things can change. In the 1880s the price of silver began to drop, and miners began leaving for the next big strike. By 1890, the town was down to just a few inhabitants and was mainly deserted by the turn of the century. Visitors to the site of this once-booming town will find only

remnants of the past. The Wells Fargo Express Co. building has been carefully preserved and houses the Museum. Three other buildings have been reconstructed and the alarmingly small-town jail has been hauled back on site. Otherwise, visitors will find a few rock ruins, many stone foundations and a whole lot of spectacular views. Inside the Museum, exhibits detail the history of the town, tell the stories of its people and illustrate what life was like in a Western mining town 140 years ago. Children can try their hand at an “I Spy” game among the artifacts and adults can peruse exhibits that cover a range of topics from mine claims to medicine bottles, from bonnets to brachiopods. In the basement of the Museum, guests can tour a simulated mine and enjoy a short video about the town. Outside, well-marked trails and a self-guide will help visitors discover the scope and variety of the old town. Come to Silver Reef for a combination of history and scenery that is hard to duplicate. We are open year round Mon. Thurs. Friday and Saturday 105pm with the last tour starting at 4pm. Every 4th weekend we have “Living History” special events and they can be found on our website at https://www.SilverReefUtah.org Admission is $3. each/ $10. Family with 2-3 children under 18/ Groups of 10 or more are $2 each.


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GEOLOGIC FEATURES

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urricane occupies a unique position in the physiographic regions of the West. It sits at a geologic division line between the Colorado Plateau to the East and the Great Basin to the West. Many of the landforms you see as you travel along SR-9 through Hurricane are evidence of this fact. To the East you can see the horizontal formations of the Grand Canyon suite that form the classic mesas and canyons of the West, including Zion National Park. These formations have been uplifted by the Hurricane Fault which forms the steep cliffs just East of the downtown area. To the West is Pine Valley Mountain, a 10,365’ granite laccolith that pushed its way through the overlying formations. Pine Valley Mountain represents the eastern edge of the Great Basin and Range province in this area. Pine Valley Mountain is part of the Dixie National Forest. As you drive past the Washington County Fairgrounds you’ll be in the middle of the angled formations that form the Virgin Anticline. It forms the basin where the Quail Creek State Park and reservoir are situated. Then there are the extinct volcanic cinder cones that were formed continuously from about one million to 140,000 years ago. The age and composition of the cinder cones suggest that they are related to the same volcanic activity associated with the formation of San Francisco Peak near Flagstaff, Arizona. See the Utah Geology’s I-15/SR-9 Geological Road guide for more details.  To read more about Utah Geology, visit the Utah Geological Survey, Utah Geological Society, and Utah Geology web sites.


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RESTAURANT SUGGESTIONS KORAL KAFE

2400 Towne Center Dr. Washington, UT 84780 Phone number 435- 627-6262

“Service was great! Ordered their prime rib special and Fettuccini Alaska (with lobster tail, salmon and shrimps). great food and didn’t disappoint. We came from Vegas and stopped by St George before driving to Salt Lake City. Highly recommended”

LONNY BOY’S BBQ

We start our BBQ with the finest ingredients and make our secret recipes from scratch each day. We slow smoke our signature pulled pork and beef brisket for over 12 hours with hickory wood, our moist smoked chicken, hand rubbed St. Louis ribs, and our brined turkey can’t be beat. Add our fresh signature sides...Oh, it’s a meal to be remembered! There is also complimentary ice cream and a selection of local artisan beers and wine.

MAIN STREET CAFE

“My wife and I came for dinner and were pleasantly surprised with the whole experience. They have a nice selection to choose from, were more than helpful in dealing with food allergies and the freshness and great taste sealed the deal, this place is a keeper!”

JUST SPAGHETTI

Just Spaghetti is a food delivery service based out of LaVerkin, Utah. We offer free delivery in Hurricane, LaVerkin, Toquerville and Leeds or call to order and pick it up at the store. Each order includes Marinara spaghetti, bread, salad and a soda. We look forward to serve you, your family or business. Give us a try!

CROSS COUNTRY DINNER

We are a retro diner concession trailer located in Hurricane, Utah. Our food inspired by places we have traveled. We want to share the flavors of places we have been, across the North America, as well as our own vision of homemade comfort food and sweet treats. Check out our menu on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/ crosscountrydiner/

980 W State St Hurricane, UT 84737 Phone number 435- 215-3011 lonnyboysbbq.com

138 S Main St Hurricane, UT 84737 Phone number 435- 635-9080

La Verkin, UT 84737 Phone number 435- 635-9080

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PIG’S EAR

75 North 2000 West Hurricane, UT 84737

An American bistro is offers traditional American-style dishes. Our atmosphere is casual and let us surprise with dishes we will be offering! This dish is called Posole, braised pork shoulder, hominy, rich red Chile broth, shredded cabbage, cilantro! https://www. pigsearamericanbistro.com/


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OTHER OPTIONS Alfredo’s A Mexican ........... 435-636-0504 412 State St. Hurricane, UT

Arby’s.....................................435-635-9997 1022 W State St. Hurricane, UT

A&W Restaurant.................. 435-654-0065 40 N 6300 W Hurricane, UT

Blimpie...................................... blimpie.com 40 N 6300 W Hurricane, UT

China Buffet........................... 435-635-5563 222 W. State St. Hurricane, UT

Costa Vida............................. 435-635-2066 845 W.State St. Hurricane, UT

Dairy Queen........................... 435-635-5952 754 State St. Hurricane, UT

Davis Market Deli................. 435-635-0774 495 N State St. La Verkin, UT

Domino’s Pizza...................... 435-635-3322 410 W State St.Hurricane, UT

Fiiz Drinks...............................435-216-8452 540 State St. Hurricane, UT

Hunan City Chinese.............. 435-635-6882 1141 W. State St. Hurricane, UT

LIL’ Wagon Tacos.................435-799-6827 750 W. State St. Hurricane, UT

Lin’s Deli.................................435-635-4477 1120 W State St. Hurricane, UT

Little Caesars Pizza.............. 435-635-3100 310 W State St. Hurricane, UT

Lupita’s Mexican Food........ 435-635-0206

McDonald’s.............................435-635-3188 1180 W State St. Hurricane, UT

Mekong Kitchen…………….....435-562-4555 845 W. State St. Hurricane, UT

Muddy Bee’s Bakery............ 435-467-4898 525 W. State St. Ste. 7 Hurricane, UT

Papa Murphy’s Pizza............ 435-635-7272 535 W State St. Hurricane, UT

River Rock Roasting Co....... 435-635-7625 394 S.State St. La Verkin, UT

Sand Hollow Grill........……….435-656-4653 5662 W. Club House Dr. Hurricane, UT

Sky Mountain Grill................. 435-635-2575 1030 N. 2600 W. Hurricane, UT

Stage Coach Grille............... 435-635-7400 99 N State St, La Verkin, UT

Subway...................................435-635-6979 525 State St

Subway................................... 435-635-9533 Inside Walmart (180 N 3900 W)

Taco Bell................................435-635-5676 371 W. State St. Hurricane, UT

Triple TJ’s Café..................... 435-635-9014 1141 W. State St. Hurricane, UT

The Pizza Wagon...................435-272-1259 713 W. State St. Hurricane, UT

Tropical Smoothie Café.......435-327-2503 713 W. State St. Hurricane, UT

Wendy’s ................................ 435-635-6828 1149 W. State St. Hurricane, UT

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ADVENTURES IN AN RV

To RV or Not to RV: That is Definitely NOT the Question! You’ve reached that point in your life where pitching a tent just doesn’t have the same appeal that it used to. You love to camp, but you want to do it in style and comfort. All of your friends and neighbors seem to have RV’s, and you’ve been thinking that this might be the year to join them in the fun. But the choices seem overwhelming, and you just aren’t sure where to begin in your search for the perfect RV. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. RV’s have never been more popular, and the choices have never been greater. So what is the best way to find the right solution for your situation? To begin with, it’s nice to know that you don’t have to be an expert on the subject before you buy. There sales staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and they are happy to help you to select from hundreds of the latest models and styles. But, if you’re one who likes to shop with some ideas already in mind, here are a few things you might ask yourself: 1. What is your ideal camping vacation? Where would you go, and what would you do when you get there? Do you just need a comfortable place to eat and sleep between action-packed days of adventure, or are you looking for a luxury suite on wheels? For those who look for back roads to nowhere, a teardrop trailer or folding camper may be all you need, or you might want a toy-hauler to bring your fun with you. Others may have a distaste for dirt, but love visiting developed campgrounds near national parks and other popular tourist destinations. In that case, you might consider a full-sized motorhome. 2. Does it make sense to rent? How often will you use your RV? Do you have a place to store it? Do you want to take care of maintenance yourself, or does it sound appealing to have

someone else do the up-keep and minor repairs? If you plan to travel just once or twice a year, don’t have a lot of storage space or feel disinclined to keep your RV in tip-top condition on your own, it may make sense to rent, rather than to buy your RV. There are lots of options for renting including RV Share and Outdoorsy to help you decide which best fits your needs. 3. What is your towing capacity? Unless your choice is a motorhome, you will need to tow your RV. But chances are, you have no idea how much your car, truck or SUV can tow safely. You can easily find out by checking your vehicle owner’s manual. Knowing your towing capacity before your visit an RV dealer may help to get you started in the right direction. A quality sales staff can explain factors such as “hitch-weight,” “dryweight” and “cargo-weight,” and ensure that your vehicle can handle your new trailer with a margin of safety. 4. How many people do you need to accommodate? Many travel trailers can sleep up-to 8 people comfortably. Today’s innovative designs optimize the use of every inch, and expandable models provide maximum living space with minimal hauling profiles. 5. What is your price range? If your budget is tight, you can find a quality used trailer for under $10,000. If other factors outweigh price, large new trailers with all the options are still reasonably priced at less than $45,000. Even a brand-new “Class A” motor-home with all the goodies can be acquired for under $100,000. And financing is available, so you won’t need to save your pennies before enjoying your new RV.

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n recent years, Hurricane Valley has become a top vacation destination. In fact, in a 2017 study by Home Away, a top vacation rental website, of the tens of thousands of cities and towns throughout the country, Hurricane was rated “America’s #1 Up and Coming Vacation Destination”.  Whether you are coming for one of Hurricane’s many renowned events, for the weather, golfing, recreation, the breathtaking scenery, or because of its proximity to Zion National Park, Hurricane Valley has many great lodging options.  If you are looking to stay in a hotel, there are more than a dozen options to choose from including new, full-service hotels.  To book a Vacation Rental or Bed & Breakfast, go to www. vrbo/vacation/rentals/usa/Utah/ hurricane or www.airbnb.com.  There are also several excellent campgrounds and RV parks in the area.  Here is a list of hotels, campground and RV parks in Hurricane Valley. 

HOTELS

Best Western Plus Zion West 44 W. 500 N. LaVerkin, UT 84745 435-635-0277 Pool, Fitness Room, Free Breakfast Wifi  www.bestwestern.com                  Clarion Inn & Suites 58 N. 2260 W. Hurricane, UT 83737 (435) 628-2050 Breakfast, Pool and Hot Tub, Bar, Restaurant, Gym, Laundry, Fridge/ Microwave www.choicehotels.com

Comfort Inn 43 N. 2600 W. Hurricane, UT, 84737 Phone: 435-635-3500 Breakfast, Conference Service, Free Wifi, Handicap Accessible, Hot Tub, Pool  www.comfortinnzion.com  Coral Springs Resort Condominiums 98 N. 6680 W.  Hurricane, UT, 84737 Phone: 435-879-5839 Fridge/Microwave, Handicap Accessible, Hot Tub, Laundry Facilities, Pool www.coralspringsresort.com  Days Inn  40 N. 2600 W.  Hurricane, UT, 84737 Phone: 435-635-0500 Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi, Handicap Accessible, Hot Tub, Pool www.daysinn.com  Econolodge 280 W. State Street Hurricane, UT 83737 435-635-4647 Free Breakfast; Pool and Spa www.econolodgezion.com   Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites 2450 N. Town Center Drive Washington, UT 84780 Phone: 435-986-1313 Internet, Health and Fitness Center, Pool, Guest Self-Laundry Facilities www.ihg.com  Hotel Zion Inn 150 N. State St. LaVerkin, UT 84745 (435) 635-0965   La Quinta Inn & Suites 101 E. 500 N. LaVerkin, UT 84745 435-635-3111 Pool and Hot Tub; Free Breakfast and Wifi *Pet Friendly (*Always check hotel policy and fees before booking) www.lq.com

My Place Hotel 1167 W 80 S Hurricane, UT 84737 435-412-8888 An outdoor pool, free parking, and laundry facilities WiFi and more! https://www.myplacehotels.com/my-placehotel-hurricane-ut Quality Inn 43 N. 2600 W. Hurricane, UT 84737 435-635-3500 Outdoor Pool, RV Parking; Free Breakfast and Wifi www.choicehotels.com Rodeway Inn Zion 650 W. State Street  Hurricane, UT, 84737 Phone: 435-635-4010 Fridge/Microwave, Handicap Accessible, Hot Tub, Pool www.rodewayinnzion.com  Sand Hollow Vacation Villas 5625 W. Clubhouse Drive Hurricane, UT 84737 435-656-4653 www.sandhollowresorts.com    Super 8 65 S. 700 W.  Hurricane, UT, 84737 Phone: 435-635-0808 Handicap Accessible, Hot Tub, Pool www.super8.com    Wingate by Wyndham 780 State Street Hurricane, UT 83737 435-359-9100 Pool, Hot Tub, Exercise Room, Fridge, Microwave, Free Breakfast and Wifi www.wyndhamhotels.com  Zion’s Camp and Cottages 130 W. 200 N. LaVerkin, UT 84745 (401) 594-9466 Kitchenette, BBQ, Free Wifi www.zionscampandcottages.com


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CAMPGROUNDS/RV St. George/Hurricane KOA Campground 5800 N. Old Highway 9 Hurricane, UT 84737 Phone: 435-879-2212 Pull-Through Sites, Tent Sites, Cabins, Heated Pool, Pickleball, Playground, Shuffleboard www.koa.com/campgrounds/st-george WillowWind RV Park 80 West 1150 South Hwy 9 Hurricane, UT 84737 Phone: 435-635-4154 Showers, Restrooms, Laundry, Free WiFi/Cable TV, Tent sites, Log Clubhouse, Pool Table www.willowwindrvpark.com Zion River Resort & Campground 551 E. Highway 9 Virgin, UT 84797 Toll Free: 1-888-822-8594 Phone: 435-635-8594 Pull-Thru, Back-In Sites, Cabins, Tenting Area, 2 Bedroom Suite, Heated Pool, Spa, Game Room, Gift Shop, Playground www.zionriverresort.com Zions Gate RV Resort 150 N. 300 W. Hurricane, UT 84737 (435) 705-4008 www.funstayllc.com

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CAMPING AT SAND HOLLOW Toll Free: 1-800-322-3770 Phone: 435-680-0715 Westside Campground is a 50 unit full service campground at Sand Hollow, with cement pads, tables, cabanas, grill/fire pit and flush toilets and showers. The roads and parking are asphalt. Unregistered OHVs are not allowed to drive in and out of this campground. Sandpit Campground has 6 sites with power and water, 19 dry sites and five group sites. Roads are gravel and each site has a table and fire pit. Some group sites have cabanas. There are flush restrooms and showers next to the OHV riding area. Primitive Camping is available along the South and East shore.       **Reservations:  Reserve Westside and Sandpit Campgrounds on Reserve America. Reserve primitive campsites at the park. On-site concessions provide rentals, food, equipment and diving equipment.  Summer Hours are 6:00 am - 10:00 pm.  Winter hours are 7:00 am 9:00 pm.

CLEANUP AND RESTORATION 24/7/365 Emergency Service Commercial and Residential Trained, Uniformed Professionals Carpet & Duct Cleaning Insurance Company Restoration Vendor

435-656-9061 servprostgeorge.com

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CAMPING AT QUAIL CREEK Toll Free: 1-800-322-3770 Phone: 435-879-2378 CAMPING - There is a 24 unit campground; each site has a cement pad, table, cabana and grill/fire pit. The roads and parking are asphalt. Water is available. There is an outdoor coin operated shower and flush restrooms. DAY USE - There are two boat ramps and a Paddleboard Concession.  Summer Hours are 7 am - 9 pm.  Winter hours vary.


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A.D.P. (801) 708-2017

Chartway Federal Credit Union Easy Shop Insurance (435) 628-2693 (435) 773-0571

Hurricane City Recreation (435) 635-2609

Access Utah Realty (435) 313-3079

Cherry Creek Media (435) 673-3579

Econo Lodge Hurricane (435) 635-4647

America First Credit Union (435) 688-3800

CHUMS (800) 222-2486

Eleanor’s Escapes (801) 336-6613

Hurricane Family Pharmacy (435) 635-8200 Hurricane Health & Rehab (435) 635-9833

American National Insurance – John West (435) 635-3805 Ancestry & Travel Agency (435) 668-9598 A.G.C. Associated General Contractors of Utah (435) 628-1346 AWI Networks (435) 674-0329 Aztec Massage Clinic (435) 218-6864 Ballard Storages (435) 635-0366 Barney Mckenna & Olmstead – Joseph Prete (435) 628-1711 BAM – Because Animals Matter (435) 773-5209 Boulevard Home Furnishings (435) 986-2900 Bringhurst Leavitt Insurance (435) 635-4681 Buddy Mail-Jill Hunt (435) 229-6030 Bullberry Barrel Works (435) 635-9866 CCI Mechanical (435) 574-8874 Central Payment (435) 467-8074 Certified Fire & Security (435) 216-1036

Church of Jesus Christ, SelfReliant (435) 656-1388 Color Country Automotive (435) 635-0491 Copiers4Sale (435) 862-1446 Copper Rock Golf Course (435) 619-0476 Coral Cliffs Cinema (435) 635-1484 Core Compass Counseling (435) 229-8405 Cross Country Diner (586)219-6933 Davis Farmers Market (435) 635-0774 Deborah Morgan, Century 21 (435) 668- 7905 Diamond G Rodeo & Ranches (435) 635-0752 Diamond Ranch Academy (435) 635-4297 Dig Paddlesports, Inc. (435) 680-5818 Dixie Power (435) 773-8542 Dixie State University – Hurricane Education Center (435) 652-7910 doTerra (408) 393-8746

Energy Alliance Technology (435) 705-6379 ERA Brokers Consolidated (435) 635-4636 Extreme Hunting Gear (435) 229-1674 Family Healthcare (435) 986-2565

Intermountain Hurricane Valley Clinic (435) 635-6480 Interstate Rock Products/ Interstate Homes (435) 635-2628 J Hunt, CPA, PLLC (435) 632-6709 Jensen Locksmithing (435) 319-0361

Farm Bureau Financial Services – Damon Atkinson Just Spaghetti (435) 668-1241 (435) 669-6369 Fit Physical Therapy (435) 767-0747

Kallie’s Tupperware Kitchen (435) 229-5601

Gallian Welker & Beckstrom (435) 628-1682

Keller Williams Realty (435) 256-6970

Garage Door Expert (435) 922-8264

Koral Kafe (435) 627-6262

Gerald Minich Architect (866) 893-0640

KPI West (435) 652-6037

Goodyear, The Tire & Auto Center (435) 359-4910

LaVerkin City (435) 635-2581

Gubler’s Physical Therapy (435) 635-9333

Lemmon Team/KW Realty (435) 635-4547

Lifeguard Computers Haven at Sky Mountain Assisted (435) 216-1725 Living (435) 215-9509 Lin’s Marketplace – Hurricane (435) 635-4477 Huntsman World Senior Games (435) 674-0550 Lonny Boy’s BBQ (435) 215-3011 Hurricane City (435) 635-2811 Luke Hepworth (435) 218-6885 Hurricane City Police Department Main Street Café (435) 635-9663 (435) 635-9080


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www.greaterzion.com Metcalf Hurricane Valley Mortuary (435) 673-4221

SERVPRO of St. George (435) 656-9061

Seven Oaks Fine Jewelers Mountain America Credit Union (435) 319-6892 (435) 635-4475 Sharon Shores Emotion/Body MountainView Dental Code Practitioner (435) 635-9471 (720) 514-0623 My Place Hotel (435) 619-6495

Sky Mountain Golf Course (435) 635-7888

Neighborhood Connection (435) 313-4725

Southern Utah Title Company (435) 628-0404

Nielson RV (435) 236- 3560

Spilsbury Hurricane Valley Mortuary (435) 635-2212

Novatio (435) 688-1152 Orgill Distribution (435) 627-8889 Peak Alarm (435) 862-3142 Pecan Valley (435) 313-3500

Stage Coach Grille (801) 550-1594 State Bank of Southern Utah (435) 635-6300 State Farm Insurance – Mark Drawe (435) 635-3511

Perks! Expresso & Smoothies (435) 669-7230

St. George Area Convention & Tourism (435) 634-5747

Prado Real Estate (435) 251-8092

Steamroller Copies (435) 635-7642

Primerica (209) 602-9247

Stevens Henager College (435) 628-9902

Purium (801) 232-0991

Stor-N-Lock Storage (435) 767-0631

Raven’s Self Defense Academy (804) 665-4184

Stout Home Furnishings (435) 635-4685

Red Rod Spa (435) 635-6853

Strategic Benefit Coach (801) 876-9396

Renee Ann Apartments (435) 674-5818

TDS Telecommunications Corp. (435) 359-2770

Retreat at Sky Mountain Apartments (435) 275-4578 Root for Kids (435) 673-5353 Sand Hollow Resort (435) 656-4653 Scholzen Products Co., Inc. (435) 635-4441

The Beach at Sand Hollow (435) 216-1997 The Car Barn (435) 215-7362 The Enterprise-Business Journal (801) 533-0556 Toquerville City (435) 635-1094

Tropical Smoothie Café (435) 272-1259 Tyler Digital Media (435) 319-0201

Western Pest Control (435) 673-8300 Westlund Fabrication & Design (435) 230-8649

US Bank (435) 635-5555

Wild Blooms (435) 635-4382

Utah Food Bank (435) 656-9122

Willow Wind RV Park (435) 635-4154

Utah Off Road Tours (435) 236-7334

Xtreme Sponge (435) 635-2670

Val-U-Flooring (435) 216-5240

Zion Dental (435) 731-9477

Valley Academy Charter (435) 635-0772

Zion Garage Doors & Gates (435) 680-8256

Virgin Valley Recycling, LLC (435) 705-8827

Zion’s Gate Homes (435) 619-6495

Vitalpax, Inc. (435) 635-9790

Zion Harley Davidson (435) 673-5100

Walmart Distribution Center (435) 634-1090

Zion Park Inn Springdale (435) 772-3200

Watts Construction, Inc. (435) 673-9096

Zip Local (435) 862-1665

FUN FACTS

Population: Hurricane Valley 25,000+ Hurricane City 20,000+ Population Growth: 500%+ since 1990 Elevation: 3,250 ft. above sea level Average Temperature: 62°F w/ avg. high of 76°F and avg. low of 47°F Average Annual Rainfall: 16.1 inches When founded: 1906, shortly after completion of the Hurricane Canal Size: 31.5 square miles Bodies of Water: Sand Hollow and Quail Creek Reservoirs Nicknames: “Fruitbasket of So. Utah” “Gateway to Zion” Rated: America’s #1 Vacation Destination Pronunciation: “Her-ah-kun”


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Southern Utah is home to many beautiful rocks and gems. The Utah Geological Society (UGS) lists various areas for collecting. Their website: https://geology.utah.gov/popular/ places-to-go/rock-mineral-collecting-sites/ will guide and instruct you about areas where agate, jasper, birds eye marble, and onyx to selenite can be found!! Keep in mind, there may be restrictions in both state and national parks! And always remember to respect the environment when collecting. Be sure you are aware of the Rules and Regulations on the UGS website that pertain to rock collecting. Failure to check rules and regulations could lead to violating private owner and/or state or federal laws! Additionally, be aware of your surroundings when collecting in canyons and rivers, etc. Since 1850, at least 6,075 deaths and an undetermined financial expense have been attributed to geologic hazards in Utah, such as landslides, falls, etc. Key points: Check rules and regulations, honor the environment, and be safe and have fun!!! Gems featured here-Courtesy of the Rare Rock Shop La Verkin, UT #1. Inspiration Chrysocolla from Arizona, #2. Green Gem Dinosaur Bone Slab #3. Henry Mountain Petrified Wood Slab

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GRATITUDE This wonderful publication became a reality because of the support of many people! We would like to thank-the current Chamber President-DeWynn Nelson for his guidance and direction, the incoming Chamber President Nic Lauritzen host of the Photo Contest! Also, we would like to thank Lana Hone our chamber office manager for her stellar work with accounting and record keeping. A big thank you to Connie Zdunich our Queen of Editing for editing articles!! Thank you to Matt Dotson, our graphic designer whose magic skills helped make this a great publication! Thank you to all of the chamber members for their support in advertising in this publication! To the Hurricane Valley Mayors who provided updated information for this publication! To the Greater Zion Convention and Tourism Office, Kevin Lewis –Director and Sara Otto, Marketing Manager for their guidance and support. To the Washington County Commissioners for their support! To the businesses who wrote articles and shared picturesthank you!! To the participants of the photo contest-thank you! Thank you to all of the hotels, restaurants and other businesses who help us get this publication out!! And finally, to the coeditors Sharon Shores and Paul Zolman who worked togethergathering articles, making sales and working closely with all of the above people!! Thank you to ALL!

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This Visitors’ Guide was put together at considerable sacrifice and without compensation to the editors. While we are confident that the Visitors’ Guide will be a valuable resource for locals and tourists, we are equally confident that the Guide contains inadvertent errors and omissions, for which we apologize. We anticipate publishing an updated version of this Guide in 2021. We always aim to improve. If you are aware of any errors in the Guide, please send any comments or proposed revisions to office@hvchamber.com and put “Proposed Changes To The Visitor’s Guide” in the subject line.

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Dig Paddle Sports Ribbon Cutting JUNE 2019

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EMERGENCY Fire-Police-Ambulance Community Information Poison Control Center Hurricane Fire & Rescue Hurricane Police St. George Police Washington City Police Washington County Sheriff

911 211 800-222-1222 435-635-9562 435-635-4541 435-627-4300 435-634-5730 435-656-6500

24-HOUR EMERGENCY CRISIS CARE Dixie Area Detention Center 435-627-2800 Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline St. George 435-628-0458 Domestic Violence Helpline 435-652-2960 Dove Center Helpline 435-628-0458 to report child abuse 435-652-2960 CITY & TOWN OFFICES City of Enterprise City of Hildale City of Hurricane City of Ivins City of La Verkin City of Santa Clara City of St. George City of Toquerville City of Washington Town of Apple Valley Town of Leeds Town of New Harmony Town of Rockville Town of Springdale Town of Virgin

435-878-2221 435-874-2323 435-635-2811 435-628-0606 435-635-2581 435-637-6712 435-627-4000 435-635-1094 435-656-6300 435-877-1190 435-879-2447 435-865-7522 435-772-0992 435-772-3434 435-635-4695

CHAMBER/VISITORS BUREAU Hurricane Valley Chamber 435-635-3402 Hurricane Valley Tourism hurricanevalleytourism.com Springdale/Zion Canyon Visitors Bureau www.zionpark.com

COMMUNITY HUMAN SERVICES Alcoholics Anonymous 435-674-4791 Big Bro./Big Sis. Program 435-986-9776 C.A.S.A. Volunteer Program 435-986-5725 Care About Child Care at Five Counties 435-628-4843 Child Protective Services 435-652-2960 Children’s Justice Center 435-634-1134 DCFS 435-652-2960 Dixie Al-Ano Club 435-673-0608 DSU Student Support Srvc. 435-652-7656 Five Counties A.O.G. 435-673-3548 Guardian ad Litem 435-627-0894 Head Start - Hurricane 435-635-3442 Hope Pregnancy Care Center 435-652-8343 Immunization Clinic @ SWUPHD 435-673-3528 LDS Family Services 435-673-6446 LiVe Well Library & Resource Center 435-251-2222 Overeaters Anonymous 435-635-6950 Paiute Social Services 435-586-1112 Root for Kids 435-673-5353 Small Business Dev. Ctr. 435-652-7741 Southwest Behavioral Health Ctr. 435-634-5600 Southwest Utah Public Health Dept. (SWUPHD) 435-673-3528 Switchpoint Community Resource Center & Shelter 435-628-9310 United Way Dixie 435-674-5939 Utah Foster Care Center 435-656-8065 WIC Program @ SWUPHD 435-673-3528 GOVERNMENT OFFICES Bureau of Indian Affairs 435-674-9720 Fifth District Court 435-986-5700 Juvenile Court Clerk 435-986-5730 Juvenile Court Probation 435-986-5740 Soc. Sec. Off. - St. George 866-446-7085 State Attorney General 800-244-4636 USU Extension Services 435-634-5706 Utah State Division of Rehabilitation 435-673-5091 Washington County Attorney 435-634-5723 Washington County DMV 800-368-8824 Washington County Justice Court 435-634-5728

Washington County School Dist. 435-673-3553 Workforce Services Dept. 435-674-5627 HEALTHCARE Dixie Regional Medical Ctr. 435-251-1000 Doctor’s Volunteer Clinic 435-656-0022 Family Healthcare 435-986-2565 Hurricane Family Clinic 435-635-9444 Hurricane Valley Instacare 435-635-6550 Intermountain Hurricane Valley Clinic 435-688-6500 NATIONWIDE HOTLINES Adult Protective Service 800-371-7897 Center for Missing & Exploited Children 800-843-5678 Child Abuse 800-422-4453 Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7273 Prevent Child Abuse Utah 855-323-3237 Runaway Hotline 800-621-4000 Substance Abuse Helpline 800-662-4357 TRANSPORTATION Aztec Shuttle Services HurriKin Express Greyhound St. George Shuttle SunTran St George Express

435-656-9040 435-414-6117 800-231-2222 435-628-8320 435-673-8726 435-652-1100

OTHER HELPFUL NUMBERS Hurricane Animal Control 435-635-8314 Hurricane Library 435-635-4621 Hurricane Pool 435-635-0256 Hurricane Recreation Center 435-635-2609 Republic Waste Services 435-628-2821 Sand Hollow Resort 435-656-4653 Sky Mountain Golf 435-635-7888 Solid Waste District - Washington County 435-673-2813 Washington Rec. Ctr. 435-656-6360 Washington County Landfill 435-674-7623 Hurricane Public Information Radio Station 104.7 FM


LUXURY ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY CARE • Studio, one or two bedroom apartments • Emergency call system • Large bathrooms and showers • Kitchenettes with microwave oven • Fire safety systems • 24 hour security • Stackable washer/dryer hook-ups • Large patio or balcony • Fishing Pond • On-site Physical Therapy

• Resort style living • Beautiful entry with majestic views • Inviting common areas with high ceilings • Elegant restaurant-style dining • Private dining room for family gatherings • Fully equipped gym • Organized activities, including day trips • General Store & Hair Salon • Billiard & Game Room • Craft room & Movie Theater

2192 West 100 North Hurricane, UT 84737

( Just east of the InstaCare)

435-674-7883

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Welcome to the Neighborhood! Meet the Lemmon Team We are who you call for your home buying adventure. Let us help you start the new chapter of your life in Southern Utah. Since opening our doors for business in 1985, we’ve held a legacy of hospitality that we continue to maintain even now. Contact us today to talk to our agents and get started on your home buying journey!

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Ryan Lemmon

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Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce - 2020 Visitors Guide  

The 2020 version of the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce visitor guide book.

Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce - 2020 Visitors Guide  

The 2020 version of the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce visitor guide book.

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