|Rodeway Inn - Hurricane
650 W. State Street
Welcome to Hurricane
Utah. This southwestern Utah community, pronounced
“her-ah-kun” by the locals, is surrounded
by the beauty and adventure that has made this part
of the world famous. The multi-colored sandstone
walls of Zion National Park stand just outside of
this picturesque town.
Hurricane provides its visitors
with a chance to experience life in small town USA.
With a population of less than 8,500 this is a “city”
where you can still walk outside at night and see
the stars and wake up in the morning to the sound
of birds chirping.
| National Parks
National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park and even
the Grand Canyon National Park
are just a short drive from downtown Hurricane. Zion
National Park is just 19-miles from Hurricane and offers
more than 200 square miles of nature to enjoy and explore.
Click here to see more information on Zion.
For more information about Zion,
Bryce Canyon National Park
is located approximately 85-miles
from Hurricane. The drive to Bryce is scenic and includes
a ride through Zion National Park and the famous Mt.
Carmel Tunnel. Once you reach Bryce Canyon the world
seems to open up…thousands upon thousands of
hoodoos stand tall in the valleys below the canyon
rim.There are several trails available throughout
the park; something for every hiking skill level.
There are also flightseeing tours of the canyon available
from local pilots.
Rim of the Grand Canyon is a bit of a longer
drive, but worth the 140-mile trip from Hurricane.
This less visited section of the park is more scenic
and higher in elevation making the temperatures more
bearable. The canyon is surrounded by the largest
ponderosa pine forest in the U.S. as well as vast
meadows of wildflowers. There are several hikes into
the canyon; some take hikers to the bottom of the
Grand Canyon, while others lead to outlooks with magnificent
There is a $20.00 fee to enter
each of these parks. If you planning on seeing multiple
parks, you can save a few dollars and buy a national
park year long pass for $50.00. The year long pass
is good at every national park in the U.S.
The area surrounding Hurricane offers several
lakes, rivers and reservoirs to choose from. Quail
Creek Reservoir is managed and maintained by the Utah
State Park’s Department. The reservoir is located
about 10-miles from Hurricane. This man-made lake
is filled with water that shows a brilliant dark blue
next to the red and beige sandstone canyon that surrounds
it. The summertime temperatures of the southwestern
desert make the waters of Quail Creek warm and refreshing.
Some of the more popular activities at the reservoir
include fishing, hiking, boating, wake boarding, wind
surfing and camping.
Sand Hollow is
one of Utah’s newest reservoirs and is located
just outside of the Hurricane city limits. The camping
facilities are currently primitive and the recreation
areas are still under construction, but go ahead and
jump in... the water’s fine.
Sand Hollow is surrounded
by beautiful sand beaches and rock formations reminiscent
of Lake Powell. Water activities similar to those
enjoyed at Quail Creek State Park are also available
at Sand Hollow. One of the beaches of this reservoir
runs over the top of a hill and heads straight into
the Hurricane Sand Dunes area where ATV riding is
The Virgin River runs
through the city of Hurricane. There are several areas
along the river where activities with family and friends
can be enjoyed. One of the more popular sports along
the riverbanks of the Virgin is skimboarding. The
shallow and sandy waters found along portions of the
Virgin River make skimboarding conditions fantastic.
Thousands of skimboarding enthusiasts visit south
western Utah every year. Whitewater adventurers will
find plenty of hair raising rapids along the Virgin
River. Put in at or near Zion National Park and have
an exciting day of rafting. There are several river
trip tour companies in the area. During high water
the Virgin River is very hazardous and it is recommended
that visitors hire an experienced.
home of controversy, beauty and millions of gallons
of water. This scenic wonder is filled by the mighty
Colorado River and held in place by the Glen Canyon
Dam. Found about 130-miles from Hurricane, Lake Powell
is a scenic wonderland filled with rock formations and
canals. House boating, boating/wake boarding, fishing
for big mouth bass, camping and exploring are just a
few of the activities available at Lake Powell.
|Golf Courses: The
south western region of Utah is famous for its year-round
golfing. Hurricane is no exception. There are two unbelievable
golf course found in the Hurricane area.
Coral Canyon Golf Course
is a 7,029-yard, par-72 course with 80 acres of turf,
55 sand traps, 2 lakes and several other obstacles
to provide golfers with a challenging day. The course
is surrounded by the scenic wonders of southern Utah.
Mountain Golf Course is
a 6,312 yard, par 72 course that is managed and maintained
by the city of Hurricane. It is a challenging course
that also offers a driving range, practice green and
bunker as well as 2 PGA Golf Professionals on staff.
Click here for Golf
Canyon Visitor Center
|Hiking Trails (????)
Reef Ghost Town
|Washington Cty. Fair Park