Washington County is situated in the southwest corner of beautiful southern Utah, just six miles from the Arizona State line on Interstate I-15. St. George, the county seat, is the largest city in southern Utah. In 2015, the area's population was over 155,000 and now it is among national top-ten lists for growth, ranking 6th among metro areas in the country according to new estimates released earlier this year by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Washington County is endowed with mild, low humidity winters with over 300 sunny days per year. The desert climate promotes year-round recreation and leisure activities. Nearby St George is known as the "Year 'Round Golf Capital of Utah" and offers ten great, scenic golf courses. Southern Utah has been recognized as an excellent retirement spot in many recent publications, and Washington County is one of the fastest growing counties in Utah. Picture clear, blue, sunny skies, add a few white fluffy clouds, red rock mountains, green golf courses, picturesque walking trails, thriving businesses, great shopping and you've got a picture of living and working in Washington County. This is "where the summer sun spends the winter!"
Three Points Center has recently moved into our new ranch just outside of Hurricane. Our new property comprises approximately 180 acres and sits 3,900 feet above sea level on the Hurricane Mesa. We have two ponds, a stream, orchards, horses, goats, pigs, chickens, a peacock, and our own continuous water supply. The views from the property are second-to-none. To the north of the ranch is Zion National Park, one of the premier National Parks in the country. To the west is Pine Valley Mountain, a 10,500-foot mountain overlooking the entire St. George/ Washington area. To the east is picturesque Apple Valley and Lake Powell, and to the south is the Arizona strip, leading to the Grand Canyon.
Zion is an ancient Hebrew word meaning a place of refuge or sanctuary. Protected within the park's 229 square miles is a dramatic landscape of sculptured canyons and soaring cliffs. This unique geography and the variety of life zones, within the park, make Zion National Park a significant place of unusual plant and animal diversity.
Unlike Zion where you look up at the cliffs, at Bryce Canyon National Park you look down upon miles of exquisitely carved pinnacles and spires. Set on a high plateau, the pine-covered rim of Bryce Canyon catches the clean cool breezes of a mountain setting. The red, pink, and orange colors constantly change with the sun, making the landscape come alive.
Brian Head Resort is southern Utah and southern Nevada’s premier winter resort, with an average annual snowfall of over 400 inches of dry, light Utah powder. Honored as a “Top Family Getaway” by the Family Travel Forum, it features spectacular red rock scenery, and a reputation for a friendly, un-crowded atmosphere.
The North Rim features the pine and aspen forest of the 540,000 acre Kaibab Plateau. You will find viewpoints of the Grand Canyon higher than that on the South Rim. Magnificent views. Closed in the winter. (Drive time from La Verkin or Apple Valley to the North Rim is approximately 2.5 hours or 150 miles).
Kolob Canyon is located along the western edge of Zion National Park. You can hike trails, view wildlife and take photographs of the massive red rock formations of the Kolob Fingers from pullouts along a five-mile paved road. (Drive time from La Verkin approximately 15 minutes or 15 miles)
Awesome views of color greet you at Cedar Breaks National Monument. Enjoy the trails leading around the rim and through the forest. The region's bristlecone pines date back 1,600 years. (Drive time from La Verkin approximately 1 hour or 55 miles)
Tuacahn---meaning "canyon of the gods"--is a world-class 25 million dollar entertainment facility and center for the arts nestled at the base of towering red rock cliffs in Ivins. Tuacahn is known for its spectacular 2000 seat outdoor amphitheater surrounded by 1500 ft. red rock cliffs. With over 150,000 visitors each year, Tuacahn has become one of the most popular theatrical and entertainment venues in Utah.
The Tony-Award Winning Utah Shakespearean Festival provides world-class theater where you can experience the thrill and tradition of Shakespearean drama. Featured this year: As You Like It, Cymbeline, Othello, Harvey, Hay Fever and Man of La Mancha.