Hurricane Valley Chamber Visitor Guide 2021

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Visitors’ Guide

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elcome to you, from the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce! What an amazing yet crazy year 2020 turned out to be. Why was 2020 amazing, you ask? Because it gave our businesses the opportunity to adapt, refine, and better serve our locals, visitors, and Pres. Nic Lauritzen future residents like you. With convenient curbside pickup, online ordering, and delivery, you will come to enjoy, as we do, the amazing variety our restaurants offer in the area. From locals making massive cinnamon rolls, or sugar cookies and soda pop named after a Friends character, to cheeseburgers too big to finish, pot roast and mashed potatoes just like your grandma would make, or BBQ ribs and brisket that will make you want to move here, we have it all. Or you can go from casual dining to formal dining with Prime Rib, tomahawk steaks, and much more. What better place to escape “the crazy” than Hurricane, Utah? Here in Hurricane and surrounding areas, we have hundreds of mountain bike trails, hiking trails, horseback riding, ATV trails, lakes for fishing, boating, swimming, golf, helicopter

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rides, personalized tours, sporting gun ranges and so much more. You also may have heard of this little national park called Zion? As you enjoy all our amazing outdoor activities, you will be equally amazed at what our local businesses have to offer. From our local theater productions and concerts in the park to VIP seating at your favorite movie theater, or the wildly popular and unfiltered Ramona at Rattlin’D Playhouse, you will be entertained. As President of the H.V. Chamber, I applaud our local businesses for their amazing ability to adapt, serve, and show remarkable grit during these challenging times. Our pathways and trails are open, and our businesses are here and ready to welcome you. Thank you for visiting and please, plan to come back again soon. You will be glad you did! Photo: Row 1 Andy Palmer, Damon Atkinson, Bryce King, Nic Lauritzen President, Suzanne Leonelli, Dewynn Nelson and Paul Zolman Row 2 Ike Turner, Lana Hone, Office Manager, Kris Smedley, Orion Parker, Kim Mensch and Chris Gifford

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6 | Pristine Pathways


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urricane Valley consists of several towns and cities, including Hurricane, La Verkin, Toquerville and Leeds. 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. Additionally, 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,

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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 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 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.

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

Chamber Leadership Pristine Pathways Cities of Hurricane Valley History Hurricane Sam Miles of Trails Looking out for One Another Off Road Trails Scenic Hiking and Biking Gateway to the Parks Hurricane Valley Gateway to the Parks Visitor’s Guide Photo Contest Runner’s Paradise Water Sports Fairways Area Map

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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 2021 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

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Mayor Richard Hirschi

La Verkin

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 I hope you find this website useful.





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-




Mayor Wayne Peterson

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


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!

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urricane Valley has a rich history which includes an abandoned “airport” that was used for “flight experiments”. High above the city of Hurricane there is a mesa that rises over 1,500 feet. It can be seen on the left side of the road, as you are leaving Hurricane and LaVerkin traveling up State Route 9 toward the freeway. Many years ago, following WW2, with the invention of jet propulsion, there was a need for more effective escape systems capable of ejecting a pilot from an aircraft in as safe a way as possible. In 1953 the Air Force awarded a $2 million contract to Coleman Engineering Company from Torrance, CA, who in turn constructed the Supersonic Military Air Research Track in Hurricane to test ejection seat systems. The track consisted of 12,000 feet of continuously welded, heavy-duty rails and was the longest research track in its’ time. The first test run was in July of 1955. The rocket propelled sled could reach speeds of 1050 miles per hour (Mach 1.3) or faster! There is one report where the sled weighing 9,000 pounds reached 1800 miles per hour!!! The site located on the mesa included communication towers, camera towers, a shop building, an administration building, and security facilities.

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Tests began with “Hurricane Sam.” Sam was a dummy strapped into a sled seat that was then sent hurling down the track and over the edge of the mesa. Sam was in for a ride! He shot into the air where his parachute opened, and he floated to the ground. This dummy was an anthropoid simulator wired to test the effects that being ejected from a speeding sled would have on the human body. Sadly, for a short time chimpanzee were also used to determine the impact that speed and ejection would have on the human body. And so, the site took on the name “Flying Monkeys”. Testing by the Air Force at the site ended December of 1961-completing 334 tests that helped develop an effective, safe ejection system for pilots. The results of this testing is responsible for saving many future pilots’ lives!! For more information research online on these site: https:// and Author: Sharon Shores, Hurricane Valley Chamber Member

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Bradshaw House Museum
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12 | Miles of Trails


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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 four main population hubs, Hurricane, LaVerkin, Toquerville and Leeds, 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.

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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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he topic of mental health can seem taboo at times. However, it is a vitally important topic to discuss especially when it affects the ones we love. Depression, Anxiety, and other mental health disorders can be highly isolating for the individual and detrimental if left unaddressed. Luckily, there are always ways to improve your mental state and do it naturally. In this article I’d like to talk about a few ways to improve mental health naturally as well as tips for talking with people about their mental health and helping people know when they should seek help. #1 Be THERE As stated earlier, mental Photo courtesy of Nic Lauritzen health disorders are highly isolating, you may notice the ones you love starting to withdraw from you, their friends, and their family. They may stop participating in things that they love and become overall more reserved. Rather than letting them withdraw, try to be there with them as much as possible. Saying things like, “Let me know if you need anything,” or, “Are you doing okay?” won’t help, they won’t want to burden you with their issues and they won’t easily divulge what is bothering them. They need someone to be there, someone who will break through the barriers they are putting up. #2 Ask the HARD questions No one wants to ask their son, daughter, brother, sister, or friend if they are having suicidal thoughts. It’s hard to ask! But, asking can be the turning point for them and it could save their life. There are a few things that can help. Approach them with love and understanding, be calm, let them know you care and that they can tell you anything and you will not judge them or lose your cool. It can be hard to remain calm and collected, especially if you are worried or shocked, but they need you to be stable because they are feeling very unstable. You need to ask

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these questions: Have you had suicidal thoughts? Do you have a plan to commit suicide? If they answer yes to either of these questions, calmly express your love for them and tell them that you are going to work through it together, then immediately seek professional help. #3 Get them OUT of their heads. If a loved one is struggling with depression or anxiety, they can get trapped in negative thought spirals. When this happens it is important to get them out of their head. Do activities to bring them back to the present. This can be done by spending quality time with them, having a good conversation and engaging in fun activities. They may resist at first,

but persistence is key. #4 Get them OUTSIDE We live in one of the most glorious and breathtaking places on planet earth. Being outdoors, hiking, biking, walking, swimming, taking in the grandeur of the stunning scenery which surrounds us. These are amazingly effective ways to reduce stress naturally and they are particularly good for mental health. Spending time outside whether exercising or participating in recreational activities increases overall mental health and general well-being. Along with extra vitamin D, you will also have increased oxygen levels and when participating in exciting activities dopamine and endorphin levels will also increase. We live in a perfect place to utilize this amazing method of restorative treatment…getting outside. All in all, it’s important to take care of yourself and also look out for the ones you love. Knowing the signs and asking the hard questions are just the beginning, but it could save someone’s life. Written by Elisabeth York Ascend Counseling and Wellness

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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 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


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:


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


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

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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 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

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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.

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 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 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 Toquerville Falls An oasis in the desert; popular for ATV/SUV but also a nice hike for families. For more information, see

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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!!


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 Chamber President Nic Lauritzen, who developed and hosted the event for the 2020 Edition. The contest will be an ongoing adventure for each edition of the Hurricane Chamber!! 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 2022 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

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 2022 Visitors Guide over the top. Our theme for 2022 is “Stay and Play!”- find more information on our Chamber website! 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 submitted photos!!) Top winners for 2020 edition: Cover photo: Nic Lauritzen (Livin’ the Dream). Others: Bruce Bugland (Keeping a Wary Eye) and Bruce Bugland (Sand Hollow Night Glow), Jeff Harding (Jumping for Joy), Elisabeth York (Where We Grow), Kyle Gubler (Power Plant at Confluence Park).

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20 | Runner’s Paradise



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.


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


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.

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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 September. For more information, go to http://www. / 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


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 action to improve and grow this popular event. For more information, go to



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 triathlon/events/americas/ironman-70.3/st.-george.aspx#ixzz4.


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


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


Held the Saturday morning of Winterfest in early December. Register early for a discounted price. For more info, go to


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], YOUR RESOURCE IN REAL ESTATE 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].



and Hollow State Park Activities include: Boating, Fishing, Camping, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Scuba Diving, Paddleboarding, Kayaking, ATV-ing and UTV-ing, and Swimming






uail Creek State Park Activities include: Boating , Fishing, Camping, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Food/Snacks and Swimming!

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24 | Fairways




outhern Utah has become one of our nation’s finest golf destinations. Small-town vibes combined with towering vermillion cliffs mark the Hurricane Valley area as a must-see destination, not only for nature lovers but golf enthusiasts. Exceptional courses in Southern Utah were designed to promote the area’s most striking attraction -- nature. Local golf courses twist and conform to the natural landscape and allow golfers to thoroughly immerse themselves in this truly iconic area. Fairways are lined with silver sagebrush and staggering crimson plateaus add depth and challenge to the courses. The warm climate allows rounds to be played year-round, making Southern Utah an ideal place to find yourself outdoors. Book your tee times early mornings or late evenings for spectacular sunrises or sunsets in magnificent backdrops. Incredible tee shots can be found at every local golf course, with holes that are designed with views in mind. Sky Mountain Golf Course boasts stunning canyon vistas at the base of Pine Valley Mountain. Par-5 Hole 18 at Sky Mountain runs parallel a giant canyon crevice and caps off your final putt with a breath-taking panorama of towering Pine Valley Mountains and jagged rock walls. Sand

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Hollow Golf Course is masterfully set along red stone cliffs, offering a unique tee-to-green experience unlike any else. The stunning par-3 15th at Sand Hollow challenges you to thread-the-needle between giant red-rock monoliths for a wildly rewarding birdie opportunity. Copper Rock Golf Course nestles itself next to copper cliffs and rolling desert hills, with multiple elevation changes and blind shots, making it both challenging and captivating. Copper Rock’s par-3 17th leaves you feeling on top of the world as you tee off from a completely unobstructed view of all that Southern Utah has to offer. Each of these Hurricane Valley courses offers a multitude of unforgettable holes and will be sure to have you counting down the days to your next visit. A little further down the road, St. George offers multiple magnificent courses among Dixie’s Red Cliffs, the Ledges of Snow Canyon, the black volcanic rock at Entrada, and the beautiful hills of Sun River. No matter where you go, remarkable settings await you. The contrast between desert xeriscape and luscious greens forge an unforgettable experience that can only be found in Southern Utah’s backyard.

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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



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. To book a tee time call (435) 656-4653 or click on www.sandhollowresorts. 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 skies and the zest of natural sand dunes. Copper Rock opened in the Spring of 2020. For more information visit their website www.

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

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

Southgate / 18 holes $ 1975 S. Tonaquint Dr., St. George (435) 627-4440

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

Dixie Red Hills / 9 holes $ 1250 North 645 West, St George (435) 627-4444

Sunbrook / 27 holes $$ 2240 W. Sunbrook Dr., St. George (435) 627-4400

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

St. George / 18 holes $ 2190 South 1400 West, St. George (435) 627-4404

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11. To Leeds

1. Quail Creek Reservoir

5. Grandpa’s Pond

To St. George 9

Washington County Legacy Park Elim Valley

8. Shooting Sports Park

Dixie Springs

3. Sand Hollow Golf Course

To St. George Airport

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12. To Toquerville


(Toquerville Falls)

La Verkin

27. Virgin River Hiking Trails


To Zion National Park

15. Red Cliffs Desert Reserve 6. Sky Mountain Golf Course




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To Lake Powell and The Grand Canyon, North Rim



18. Mollies Nipple

Points of Interest 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

7. Copper Rock Golf

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Quail Creek Reservoir Sand Hollow Reservoir Sand Hollow Golf The Beach at Sand Hollow Grandpa’s Pond Sky Mountain Golf Copper Rock Golf Shooting Sports Park Koral Café Sand Mountain Leeds To Toquerville (Toquerville Falls) Davis Market Stage Coach Grille

15 Red Cliffs Desert 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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The sun rises on Southern Utah’s newest attraction. Copper Rock Golf Course and community combines innovative design with nature’s best work. Nestled in the colorful cliffs of Hurricane Valley, Copper Rock neighbors the Sand Hollow Reservoir and offers views of Pine Valley Mountain, Zion National Park, Kolob Fingers, and the red Dixie Cliffs.

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estled between two beautiful state parks in Greater Zion is the Washington County Legacy Park. As one of the premier multifunctional facilities in the intermountain area, Legacy Park showcases versatile rentable space for meetings, events, and a multitude of uses, on more than 200 acres. Operated by Washington County, Legacy Park is home to a bevy of events, namely the annual Washington County Fair, the Dixie Junior Livestock Show, and is the headquarters for the increasingly popular Winter 4x4 Jeep Jamboree. With two large buildings boasting 36,000 square feet of space, Legacy Park’s Grafton and Harmony buildings have hosted volleyball tournaments (including Huntsman World Senior Games), competition dog shows, expos, banquets, and trainings. Each building can accommodate nearly 100 10’x10’ booths or seat 2,000 for special dinners, banquets or workshops. The large outdoor arena can host barrel races, rodeos, circuses, monster truck shows, demolition derbies, concerts and other happenings, providing seating of up to 4,400. The indoor arena is the perfect location to host animal events — keeping both animals and humans out of the elements. With a seating capacity of 1,900, the indoor arena can also host any rodeo event, petting zoo or even a circus. A concession stand with patio area, and a lawn with shade trees and pavilion makes for a comfortable place to relax or picnic. The covered arena next door makes it the perfect warm up arena for many events. The 3/4 mile professionally groomed racetrack is a favorite for

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many horse trainers, as it is centrally located to several major tracks in California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Idaho. The racetrack is open to the public and is rentable. Arrive in the early morning hours and watch the beauty of the first-class horses train. With a state-of-the-art sound system, your event attendees won’t miss a thing. Sanitizing misters and hand sanitizer stands throughout the property ensure that Legacy Park is taking necessary precautions and implementing COVID-19 safety protocols. Legacy Park exists to provide high-quality service at a beautiful and clean facility. Our team has more than 100 years of combined experience to give your event — large or small — the quality and customization you need. The staff works to attract activities and events to Washington County, encouraging visitation to and exploration of Greater Zion. From its central location, attendees have access to over 650 hotel rooms and several restaurants within a 10-minute drive. When the events are over, visitors can draw inspiration from Zion National Park, take in a Broadway-style show at Tuacahn, or test their swing at any of 13 golf courses. They can also expand their horizons through over 35 galleries and museums or rejuvenate at one of the area’s many spas. For those looking for a little more adventure, explore 350 miles of trails in Greater Zion by foot, bike, or ATV. To learn more about the offerings and availability of Legacy Park for your next event, reach out to Susi at 435-922-2766 or email

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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.


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 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.


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.


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

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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

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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.


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


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


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.


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

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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 us-en/events/rampage


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

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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).


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.



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

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



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Winter 4x4 Jamboree Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner

June Hurricane Triathlon Red Rock BBQ Festival



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



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


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


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


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


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


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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he 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.). To get there, stay to the right after passing the fairgrounds and follow the signs. The facility features six venues,with a club associated with each venue. https://www.shootingsportspark. com/

ing competition and combat-related training events. For more info, go to

The Red Cliffs Range is an ideal place for the entire family to enjoy a safe, budget friendly, target-shooting rifle/pistol experience. For more info, go to

The High Valley Mountain Men operate the Muzzleloader Range, and they generally meet on the fourth Saturday of each month, in Old West attire. https://www.shootingsportspark. com/high-valley-mountain-men/

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 The Practical Shooting Range regularly hosts practical shoot-

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.

The Dixie Desperados operate the Cowboy Action Shooting Range, where participants share a common love of the Old West. Events are held on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. For more info, go to www.

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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 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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36 | Silver Reef


S 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

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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 Admission is $3. each/ $10. Family with 2-3 children under 18/ Groups of 10 or more are $2 each.

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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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38 | Restaurant Guide


112 State Street

Hurricane, UT 84737


Lonny Boy’s is a Rustic-contemporary BBQ joint offering pulled pork, brisket, ribs, smoked chicken & more.


“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!”


Perks has 6 locations in SW Utah. In Hurricane Valley visit their location at 1120 West State Street, Hurricane, UT 84737. Call 435-669-7230

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

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

1120 West State Street, Hurricane, UT 84737. 435-669 -7230


75 North 2000 West Hurricane, UT 84737

STAGE COACH GRILLE 2400 Zion Park Blvd. Springdale, UT 84767 99 N State St. La Verkin, UT


32 South 1350 West Hurricane, UT 84737 435-272-1259

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We bring you the flavors of places we’ve traveled, as well as our own versions of homemade comfort foods and sweet treats. Find our menu on crossountrydiner/

An American bistro is offers traditional American-style dishes. Our atmosphere is casual and let us surprise with dishes we will be offering! https://www.pigsearamericanbistro. com/ The Stage Coach Grille is an old fashioned, slowly cooked, fresh ingredients, type of restaurant. Two locations: 2400 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale, UT 84767. Call 435-7720665 and in La Verkin 99 N State St. Call 435-635-7400 Smoothies, flatbreads, wraps, sandwiches and more! Come visit us at 32 South 1350 West to join in on the fun or call us at (435) 272-1259 to place an order now!

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Alfredo’s A Mexican ........... 435-636-0504

Mekong Kitchen…………….....435-562-4555

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412 State St. Hurricane, UT

845 W. State St. Hurricane, UT

1022 W State St. Hurricane, UT

525 W. State St. Ste. 7 Hurricane, UT

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535 W State St. Hurricane, UT

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394 S.State St. La Verkin, UT

222 W. State St. Hurricane, UT

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We would like to welcome you to beautiful Southern Utah. Many people visit our area each year and come with their pets in tow. Here are some helpful hints to make everyone’s visit the best it can be.

1. CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR PET - Prepare before you leave to walk your pet with ample poop bags. It is important to leave the area in pristine condition, so you can enjoy visits for years to come. 2. TEACH A PROPER GREETING - Pets jumping on an unsuspecting person or another pet can cause interesting reactions; many of which may not be deemed PAWSITIVE. Stepping on the middle of the leash helps train the pet not to jump and gives you control of your pet. 3. SOCIAL DISTANCING OR NOT - Some pets, like people prefer to be by themselves. If your pet is the social type, choose opportunities like dog parks for play dates. If not, you may want to consider other ‘single’ activities like a hike with his best friend (you.) 4. TO LEASH OR NOT TO LEASH - THAT IS THE QUESTION. Different areas have different leash laws. To err on the side of safety is probably best. Pets like consistency and you are in control.

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5. REQUEST TO APPROACH - Just like the “Law and Order” series, it is best to request to approach (the bench) or another pet owner and pet. Let them be the judge of whether you may be permitted or not and please respect their wishes. 6. BARKING AND BULLYING - Friendly “Hellos” are fine. Extended barking or harassment is not. Pet fighting, nipping, and pouncing can lead to injuries and take the fun away. 7. PROACTIVE DISPUTE SETTLING - If you see a dispute brewing, intervene, and separate the pets. This will ensure the safety and health of both animals. Always use caution! 8. SERVICE ANIMALS - Service animals are a different breed. They are trained to serve the individual in need. It is best not to approach them or disturb them. Talk directly to the handler and do not try to feed or pet them. Don’t be offended if the owner says ‘no’ to your requests. We hope you have an awesome visit and return to see us again soon!

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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 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.


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

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Comfort Inn 43 N. 2600 W. Hurricane, UT, 84737 Phone: 435-635-3500 Breakfast, Conference Service, Free Wifi, Handicap Accessible, Hot Tub, Pool Coral Springs Resort Condominiums 98 N. 6680 W. Hurricane, UT, 84737 Phone: 435-879-5839 Fridge/Microwave, Handicap Accessible, Hot Tub, Laundry Facilities, Pool Days Inn 40 N. 2600 W. Hurricane, UT, 84737 Phone: 435-635-0500 Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi, Handicap Accessible, Hot Tub, Pool Econolodge 280 W. State Street Hurricane, UT 83737 435-635-4647 Free Breakfast; Pool and Spa 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 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)

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

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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 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 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 Zions Gate RV Resort 150 N. 300 W. Hurricane, UT 84737 (435) 705-4008

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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.

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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44 | Chamber Members

A.D.P. (801) 708-3036

Clarion Inn & Suites (435) 628-2050

Econo Lodge Hurricane (435) 635-4647

A.G.C. (Associated General Contractors of Utah) (435) 628-1346

Clay Hawthorne (307) 258-9957

Edward Jones Jenna K. Sheehan, Hurricane Health & Rehab Advisor (435) 635-9833 (435) 635-3353 Hurricane Valley Fire Dept. Ellsie Lane Esthetics (435) 635-9562 (435) 862-0775 Hurricane Valley Theatrical Emperiq Financial (435) 668-9753 (435) 767-7350 InfoWest ERA Brokers Consolidated (435) 674-0165 (435) 635-4636 Intermountain Audiology Family Health Care (435) 414-9100 (435) 986-2565 Intermountain Hurricane Valley Farmers’ Insurance Clinic (435) 635-9813 (435) 635-6480

Access Utah Realty (435) 313-3079 America First Credit Union (435) 688-3800 American Natl. Insurance (435) 635-3805 Ascend Counseling/Wellness (801) 888-8732 Ballard Storages (435) 635-0366 Barney McKenna & Olmstead (435) 628-1711

Color Country Automotive (435) 635-0491 Copper Rock Golf Course (435) 619-0476 Coral Canyon Joint & Spine (435) 635-7771 Coral Cliffs Cinema 8 (435) 635-1484 Core Compass Counseling (435) 229-8405 Create MoMents (801) 336-8812

Cross Country Diner BAM (Because Animals Matter) (586) 219-6933 (435) 773-5209 Darrin Winn Century 21 Everest Boulevard Home Furnishings Group (435) 986-2900 (435) 749-4583

Hurricane Family Pharmacy (435) 635-8200

Fit Physical Therapy (435) 767-0747

Interstate Rock Products (435) 635-2628

FX Industries (435) 635-0230

J Hunt CPA, PLLC (435) 632-6709

Gallen Welker & Beckstrom (435) 628-1682

Jensen Locksmithing (435) 319-0361

Bringhurst Leavitt Insurance (435) 635-4681

Davis Farmers Market (435) 635-0774

Gerald Minich Architect (866) 893-0640

KPI Concepts West (435) 652-6037

Buddy Mail – Jill Hunt (435) 229-6030

Deborah Morgan Century 21 Everest Group (435) 668-7905

Girls Got Guts/PLEXUS Products by Kallie (435) 229-5601

Koral Kafe’ (435) 627-6262

Diamond G Rodeo & Ranches (435) 635-0752

Gubler’s Physical Therapy (435) 635-9333

Diamond Ranch Academy (435) 635-4297

HearSee (801) 935-0758

CCI Mechanical (435) 574-8874 Certified Fire & Security (435) 216-1036 Chartway Federal Credit U. (435) 628-2693 Cherry Creek Media (435) 673-3579 Christensen Nichols PLLC, CPA’s (435) 635-4321

Dig Paddlesports Inc. (435) 680-5818 Dixie Cable Tech (833) 328-4968 DSU Hurricane Edu. Center (435) 652-7910

CHuCKLES Entertainment (435) 840-6054

DuPlain Designs (619) 847-6848

CHUMS (800) 222-2486

Easy Shop Insurance (435) 773-0571

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Las Lupitas Mexican Grill (435) 635-0206 LaVerkin City (435) 635-2581

Legal Shield – Orion Parker Holiday Inn Express Springdale (435) 705-6379 (435) 772-3200 Liberty Restoration LLC Huntsman World Senior Games (435) 414-0366 (435) 674-0550 Lifeguard Computers Hurricane City (435) 216-1725 (435) 635-2811 Lonny Boy’s BBQ Hurricane City Police Dept. (435) 215-3011 (435) 635-9663 Mad Moose Rentals Hurricane City Recreation (435) 200-9399 (435) 635-2609

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Chamber Members | 45 Main Street Café (435) 635-9080 Mary Kay Cosmetics (435) 215-9559 McGinnis Law Injury (435) 215-3297 Merry Maids of St. George (435) 275-0390 Metcalf Hurricane Mortuary (435) 673-4221 Mountain America C. U. (435) 635-4475 Neighborhood Connection (435) 313-4725 Nielson RV (435) 652-1111 O’ So Good Olive Oil (435) 922-1909

(435) 673-5353 Ruesch & Reeve PLLC (435) 635-7737 Sand Hollow Golf & Resort (435) 656-4653 Scentsy (435) 215-9559 Scholzen Products Co., Inc. (435) 635-4441 SERVPRO of St. George (435) 656-9061 Sharon Shores Cert. Emotion/ Body Code Practitioner & Life Coach (720) 514-0623 Short & Sound: Voice Overs by Julie (435) 414-9694

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

US BANK (435) 635-5555

Stout Home Furnishings (435) 635-4685

Utah Food Bank (435) 656-9122

Strategic Benefit Coach (801) 876-9396

Val-U Flooring (435) 216-5240

Summit Home Health & Hospice (435) 359-4599

Valley Academy Charter (435) 635-0772

TDS Telecommunications (435) 359-2770 The B.A.S.H. (The Beach at Sand Hollow) (435) 216-1997 The Car Barn (435) 215-7362 The Haven at Sky Mountain Independent & Assisted Living (435) 674-7883

Virgin Valley Recycling, LLC (435) 705-8827 Vitalpax (435) 635-9790 Watts Construction Co. (435) 673-9096 Westlund Fabrication & Design (435) 230-8649 WillowWind RV Park (435) 635-4154

Orgill (435) 627-8889

SKRE Extreme Mountain Hunting Gear (435) 229-1674

Pecan Valley (435) 467-2216

Sky Mountain Golf Course (435) 635-7888

The Tire Company (435) 359-4910

Z Companies LLC. (435) 467-8074

Perks! Espresso & Smoothies (435) 669.7230

Southern Utah Title Co. (435) 628-0404

Top Flight Voice Overs (801) 448-7228

Zion Dental (435) 731-9477

Pig’s Ear American Bistro (435) 359-1957

Southwest Spine & Pain Center Toquerville City (435) 635-0174 (435) 635-1094

Zion Garage Doors & Gates (435) 680-8526

Primary Residential Mortgage (435) 922-1002

Spilsbury Hurricane Valley Mortuary (435) 635-2212

Zion National Park Forever Project (630) 973-9495

Primerica – Patti Mann (209) 602-9247 RRCI (Red Rock Center for Independence) (435) 359-7637

Spilsbury Mortuary Advanced Planning - Sherry Lohr (630) 973-9495

Raven’s Self Defense (804) 665-4184

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

Red Rock Spa’s (435) 635-6853

Stage Coach Grille (435) 635-7400

Red Rock Tax & Consulting (435) 215-3297

State Bank of Southern Utah (435) 635-6300

Renee Ann Apartments (435) 674-5818

State Farm Insurance (435) 635-3511

Retreat at Sky Mountain Apts (435) 705-7025

Steamroller Copies/Copiers 4 Sale (435) 635-7642

Rooster Run Café (707) 495-3629 Root for Kids HVCG_book2020.indd 45

Stevens-Henager College (435) 628-9150

The Lemmon Team/KW Realty Xtreme Sponge, LLC. (435) 635-2670 (435) 635-4547

Tropical Smoothie Café (435) 272-1259 TDM Tyler Digital Marketing (435) 319-0201 UDK (Utah Disaster Kleenup) (435) 688-9333

Zions Gate Homes (435) 619-6495 Zip Local (435) 862-1665


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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Visitor Survey What did you like best about your visit to Hurricane Valley? What did you like least about your visit to Hurricane Valley? How many days/nights did you spend in our area? At which location did your find our Visitor’s Guide? *Regarding our Hurricane Valley Visitors Guide—what did you find that you enjoyed most about the guide? Suggestions for improvement? Name______________________________ Email______________________________ Phone_____________________________ Your hometown location: City____________ State__ Note your contact information will not be shared with any other agency group or list. Please take a moment to provide us with feedback. You can return this survey one of three ways. 1. 2. 3.

Tear out and mail to: Hurricane Valley Chamber 63 S 100 W, Hurricane, UT 84737 Answer questions and take an image with your phone and email it the Chamber at Simply go online and email us with the answers –Subject Line: Survey


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We Thank You! This wonderful publication became a reality because of the support of many amazing people! We would like to thank our current Chamber President, Nic Lauritzen for his support and assistance with the photo contest! Thank you to Lana Hone, our Chamber office manager for her always 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 the many businesses for their support by advertising in this publication! To the Hurricane Valley Mayors who

provided 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 photos-thank you!! To the participants of the photo contestthank you! Thank you to all the hotels, restaurants and other businesses who help distribute this publication! And finally, to the co-editors, Sharon Shores and Paul Zolman, who worked together-gathering articles, making sales, and working closely with all of the above people!! Thank you to ALL!


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Editor’s Notes 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 2022. We always aim to improve. If you are aware of any errors in the Guide, please send any comments or proposed revisions to and put “Proposed Changes To The Visitor’s Guide” in the subject line.

Sharon Shores CO-EDITOR

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ashington County Search and Rescue consists of a team of highly trained and motivated volunteers. These men and women bring a special skill set, expertise, and equipment, while sharing their personal time to assist the Sheriff’s office in providing exceptional Search and Rescue services. The team consists of over 75 volunteers from all walks of life. WCSAR was founded to serve the residents of Washington County, UT. The members include individuals with training in organized technical search and rescue techniques and serve as a specialized resource for non-urban search and rescue missions. Search and Rescue (SAR) is the search for and provision of aid to people who are in distress or imminent danger. The general field of search and rescue includes many specialty sub-fields, mostly based upon terrain considerations. These include mountain, ground, (including the use of search and rescue dogs,) urban in cities, and combat on the battlefield and air-sea rescue over water.

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Sgt. Darrell Cashin, liaison of the County’s SAR, said the most recent record was set in 2018 with 132 calls. 2020 calls are anticipated to be close to 175 rescues! Cashin stated that nearly 60% of calls involved visitors to the area. We are also seeing a great increase of visitors from California and Nevada-most likely due to people getting outdoors due to the lockdown from the Covid-19 virus. The most frequent call is from hikers suffering heat related issues including dehydration. Cashin stated that hydrating with electrolytes is especially important in our desert environment and recommends starting hydration the day before the hike. For more safety tips visit: ht t p: // w w w.wc s a r.c om / SafetyTips.aspx Like the WSCAR Facebook page: http://www.facebook. com/WCSAR Article written by Sharon Shores, Chamber member after an interview with Sgt. Darrell Cashin. Photos Courtesy of WCSAR Facebook page

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES 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 Springdale/Zion Canyon Visitors Bureau

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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

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