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Small Town Big Adventure - A Guide To Visiting Hurricane, UT


Sunset at Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane Utah

I am a Hurricane UT girl born and raised so I know first hand how easy it can be to overlook this amazing this little town. I had a picturesque childhood. My parents never locked the doors to our house, we would roam the streets without a care in the world and Zion National Park was practically in my back yard.


It was the classic small-town Utah childhood and I had no idea how lucky I was.


The minute I graduated from high school I was off to college with hopes of never returning. After graduating from Utah State University I moved to Los Angeles to prove to myself and everyone one else that I was, in fact, a big city girl. I even took off two days before my graduation......I was that ready to be out of Utah!


It took me three years in the city of angels to realize that Utah wasn't as bad as I had originally thought.......so I moved back to Utah. Still thinking that I was definitely not a small town girl we lived in a suburb of Salt Lake for 10 years.

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During this time my parents lived in Hurricane and we would visit them often. I started seeing Southern Utah with new eyes. I remember taking a little day trip to Zion one Easter when we were home visiting my parents. The entire drive I looked out the window in wonder and awe at all the beauty. How did I not appreciate this place when I lived here!?!

It took me getting pregnant with my third baby to seal the deal. Three kids is no joke and I wanted to live close to family so we packed up and moved back to Hurricane.