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All about Hurricane, Utah

“Well, that was a Hurricane. We’ll name this ‘Hurricane Hill,” Erastus Snow, an early Mormon leader, said after the covering blew off his buggy in a whirlwind. The name stuck, although Hurricane is pronounced “Hur-a-kun” by local residents.

Hurricane first settled in 1896 as part of LDS Church’s “Cotton Mission.” The church leaders intended to establish southern Utah for agricultural purposes to provide to their LDS community. 

The leaders recognized the need for clothing and food. They decided that the early Mormons should be economically independent and provide for themselves. Thus began the experiments in growing cotton, grapes, figs, flax, hemp, rice, sugar cane, tobacco, and other much-needed semitropical products that couldn’t grow in the colder Salt Lake Valley.

Hurricane is historically known for growing peaches, pecans, and pistachio nuts on small farms. 

Living and Working in Hurricane, Utah

Today Hurricane’s population continues to grow. The area boasts multiple parks, a new dog park, a city pool and large community center, several ranked golf courses, two reservoir lakes, and a small municipal airfield. 

It has an incredibly central location with several national parks such as Zions and the Grand Canyon. And with only a short two-hour drive from Las Vegas, Nevada, there is undoubtedly always something entertaining to do.

Spring Gardens Senior Living St. George near Hurricane, Utah

Beautiful St. George, Utah, is the ideal place for an assisted living and memory care program. With the impeccable weather, red rock landscapes, entertainment options, and award-winning community, no wonder residents choose Spring Gardens in St. George, Utah. 

Spring Garden Senior Living provides an exceptional assisted living and memory care community for your loved one. We focus on each resident and understand that every person has different preferences and needs. We provide residents with continued dignity, a sense of belonging, and opportunities for gratifying social interactions. 

We genuinely believe in staying active, developing solid relationships, and last but not least, having a lot of fun. Happiness and health go hand-in-hand. Please visit.

Sand Hollow State Park and Spring Gardens Senior Living St. George

Sand Hollow State Park is only a short 20-minute drive from Spring Gardens Senior Living in St. George. Sand Hollow is a sprawling 20,000-acre park and one of the most visited destinations in the Utah State Park system.

Sand Mountain provides 15,000 acres of perfectly sculpted sand dunes and is a favorite destination for ATV and off-roading enthusiasts. The beautiful red rock and sand is a spectacular backdrop for the clear blue waters of Sand Hollow reservoir and offers everything a nature and adventure lover wants.

Kayaks, jet skis, boat rentals, and paddleboards are available for rental on the southern launch for your amusement. Or enjoy a calm area sectioned off for scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming. Sand Hollow is especially popular amongst distance swimmers, sunbathers, fishing enthusiasts, equestrians, and thrill-seeking cliff divers.

The best part of Sand Hollow is that it is very well-maintained and less than half an hour away from St. George. Get there early for the best spots on the beach and the perfect location to pitch your tent in the designated camping areas. Enjoy your epic weekend amongst friends.


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