The small town of Hurricane, Utah is big on outdoor adventures ranging from biking to water sports to rock climbing and canyoneering. Located 20 minutes from Saint George, Hurricane calls Zion National Park its backyard. Featuring red rock glory marked by towering boulders, canyons and cliffs, Hurricane is ripe for adventure. It’s mountain biking scene is world renowned, with well known trails like Gooseberry Mesa and the J.E.M. trail just outside town. The town is the gateway to some epic destinations including the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon, and Cedar City. It’s location in southern Utah makes it a great road trip destination from both Las Vegas (2 hours away) and Salt Lake City (4 hours away).
E-biking rules are changing fast, but at the time of this writing, e-biking is allowed in National Parks where traditional bikes are allowed (paved and unpaved roads, but not on any trails). For more details on e-biking rules around Hurricane and St. George, check with your local bike shop.
THINGS TO DO IN HURRICANE
After hitting the trails, cool down on the water at Hurricane’s kayaking and paddleboarding spots. Nearby Sand Hollow Reservoir, Quail Creek Reservoir, and Gunlock State Reservoir are home to serene waters surrounded by towering red rocks – ideal spots for a day of paddling and kayaking.
BEST TIME TO VISIT HURRICANE
Hurricane is a great destination for the off-season, since it’s warmer than other northern destinations and you can bike year round. For the best temperatures, visit from March to June, and September to November.
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