Introduction to Hurricane, Utah
Hurricane, Utah, in Washington county, is located 122 miles NE of North Las Vegas, Nevada (center to center) and is 123 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. As of the year 2000 census, 8,250 people resided in Hurricane.
Hurricane is located in Washington County. The community was named Hurricane because of a whirlwind through which a group of surveyors had to pass, in the early 1860s. They were led by Erastus Snow, who was a Mormon leader. However, the town was first named Timpoweap, meaning Rock Canyon, by the Paiute Indians, who were the first settlers. The area is nicknamed "The Fruit Basket of Southern Utah".
Hurricane and nearby Attractions
- Zion National Park Museum
- Quail Creek State Park
- Pipe Spring National Monument
- Snow Canyon State Park
- Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
- Gunlock State Park
Things To Do In Hurricane
Sky Mountain Golf Course is available for those who enjoy golf. There are numerous parks in the area such as Pipe Spring National Monument, Zion National Park, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, and Iron Mission State Park. The visitors may visit churches in the area like The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Jehovahs Witnesses Kingdom Hall, and First Southern Baptist Church. Museums like Zion National Park Museum and Desert Valley Museum provide insights into the history of the area. The Pipe Spring National Monument is a significant historic site, located nearby.
The McCarran International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Hurricane Higher Education
The institutions offering courses in higher education include Dixie State College of Utah, Northern Arizona University, and Southern Utah University.