Ivins, Utah sits in southwestern part of the state in Washington County, Utah. It is part of the St. George metropolitan area and is home to just over 8,000 residents. The city has only been incorporated since 1998. It continues to grow at a rapid pace along with the rest of the metro area, which is currently the fastest growing in the United States.
Ivins is located about 10 miles from the heart of St. George City. While the area was “founded” by Mormon Pioneers, members of the Paiute Native American Tribe had inhabited the area for centuries - much like the Paiute tribes lived in most of the Southern Utah area.
Ivins is known for its majestic red rock scenery and wide open desert landscapes. Ivins is home to Snow Canyon State Park, which features a canyon that is carved from the red and white Navajo sandstone in the Red Mountains. It takes up about 11 square miles in the area and borders the outskirts of Ivins City.
Aside from the area’s natural beauty, Ivins is also home to the Tuacahn Center of the Arts. This outdoor theater showcases live performances throughout the year including plays, concerts, musicals and other live shows. Tuacahn also has a chartered high school for students looking with potential aspirations in the theatre, music and arts.
Like the rest of the St. George metro area, Ivins is a welcome area for visitors year round thanks to its mild temperatures in the spring, fall and winter. However, temperatures are more extreme in the summer with most days reaching 100 degrees and higher.