Introduction to Sunset, Utah
Sunset, Utah, in Davis county, is located 6 miles NW of Layton, Utah (center to center) and is 381 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The people of the city are in the Salt Lake City - Ogden metropolitan area. Sunset has a population of 5,204.
The Mormon pioneers originally used the area now known as Sunset as a place to graze and feed their animals during the winter months. The city is so named due to its elevation on a ridge that provides views of sunsets over Great Salt Lake. Before adopting its present name the area was known by various names such as Sandridge, The Basin, The Range, The Summit, and Clinton. James Hill and his family settled in the area in the 1800s. Other early settlers included Chauncy Hadlock, James Burnett, Peter Terry, Thomas Steel, Mark Elmer, and James Mitchell. It was incorporated in 1935.
Sunset and nearby Attractions
- Hill Aerospace Museum
- Antelope Island State Park
- Rock Island Arsenal Museum
- Pioneer Village
- Ogden Union Station Museums
- Willard Bay State Park
Things To Do In Sunset
One can pay a visit the Willard Bay State Park, Antelope Island State Park, and Great Salt Lake State Park while in Sunset. History buffs should visit the Hill Aerospace Museum, Pioneer Village, Rock Island Arsenal Museum, and Roy Historical Museum. There are some excellent golf courses nearby. These include the Swan Lakes Golf Course, Royal Greens Golf Course, and Schneiter's Riverside Golf Course. In addition, the city hosts a number of recreational events throughout the year.
Salt Lake City International Airport is less than an hour's drive away.
Sunset Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued through Weber State University, Salt Lake Community College, and University of Utah.