Pronounced “Her-ah-kun” by local residents, Hurricane, Utah is located two hours away from Las Vegas and offers a variety of activities. There's no need to be scared of hurricanes, however. A local legend says that Erastus Snow, 1860's Mormon leader, had his hat blown off by a whirlwind while riding on a buggy, prompting the spot to be named Hurricane Hill. From nature hikes, to local history, to heart-pounding off-roading and mountain biking, you'll be sure to find something to make your visit worthwhile. Check out our Hurricane Vacation rentals and learn more about the local area!
When it comes to outdoor activities, you'll find that Hurricane has a lot to offer. Quail Creek State Park is a must-visit if you're in the area. With a 600-acre reservoir, Quail Creek is ideally located and is ideal for a variety of outdoor activities, such as camping, fishing, boating and swimming. Utah's newest state park, Sand Hollow, is also a popular destination. Staying in Hurricane also puts you within day trip distance of a large number of national parks and monuments, including Cedar Breaks National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, and the Grand Canyon North Rim.
If you're into mountain biking, Hurricane is the perfect choice for a getaway. Here you'll find a number of world renowned trails that have something to offer for every level. People journey from all over to experience the miles and miles of single track to be found in Hurricane. Not only is Gooseberry Mesa a world class trail, but offers amazing views that make it worth the trip. If you're interested in off-roading, you'll also find that Hurricane offers 4x4 trails in a stunningly gorgeous locale. If you need a break from all your time in the great outdoors, you can unwind at the Hurricane Valley Pioneer Heritage Park and Museum. Here you can learn about the history of the area and the pioneers of the Hurricane Valley. The museum is also known for displaying a piece of bacon from 1945 as well as fruit cake from 1907! This is a great place to stop if you have kids, as they will enjoy seeing the old farm equipment. Once you're done you can follow the path of the original pioneers and hike along the Hurricane Canal Trail, which brought river from the Virgin River, and to which the town owes its very existence.
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