Sitting about 18 miles northeast of St. George, Hurricane City is one of the larger cities in the St. George Metropolitan area. Because of its distance from St. George, Hurricane still maintains a status as a rural city in Utah and offers that “small-town feel” to its residents and outside visitors.
Hurricane sits at the base of Hurricane Hill, which was named after a group of settlers lost the top off a buggy thanks to extreme winds in 1896. While windy, Hurricane shares a similar climate to that of the rest of the St. George metro with occasionally lower temperatures. If travelers head up the hill, they can reach Zion National Park, which is only about 23 miles up Highway 9. Because of its close proximity to the major national park, Hurricane offers a variety of lodging and eatery options for those traveling to and through the area.
While tourists might think of Hurricane because of its close proximity to the Zion, the area is actually known for its agricultural offerings including peaches, pistachios and pecan nuts. Each year the city hosts its annual Peach Days celebration at the end of August.
Hurricane is also located close to Sand Hollow State Park and Quail Creek Reservoir, which sit in the valley nestled between Hurricane and Washington City.