Introduction to Clearfield, Utah
Clearfield, Utah, in Davis county, is 4 miles NW of Layton, Utah and 380 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The people of the city are in the Salt Lake City-Ogden metropolitan area. Clearfield has a population of 25,974.
Clearfield was one of the last communities to be settled in the northern part of Davis County. It was once named Sandridge. Richard and Emily Hamblin settled in the area now known as Clearfield in 1877. The Utah Central Railroad first entered the area in 1869. The city gained a separate ward on November 3rd, 1907. In the 1940s, Clearfield developed rapidly due to the foundation of the Hill Air Force Base.
Clearfield and nearby Attractions
- Clearfield Shopping Center
- Hill Aerospace Museum
- Antelope Island State Park
- Syracuse City Museum
- Pioneer Village
- Great Salt Lake State Park
Things To Do In Clearfield
Clearfield offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation, as Bicentennial Park, Steed Park, Fisher Park, Kiwanis Park and Clearfield Central Park are all located in the Clearfield area. One can enjoy shopping at the Clearfield Shopping Center. The Hill Aerospace Museum, Pioneer Village, the Roy Historical Museum, the Rock Island Arsenal Museum and the Ogden Union Station Museums provide insight into the area’s history. One can also plan a family day trip to the Antelope Island State Park, Willard Bay State Park or the Great Salt Lake State Park.
Salt Lake City International is the nearest major airport.
Clearfield Higher Education
Weber State University, Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah are the local centers of higher education.