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Stop by our Tourism Office & Visitor Center for information on St. George, Zion National Park, and other attractions. It’s the perfect first stop for visitors to the area to discover something new, ask questions and pick up materials.

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Destination Development

Rewarding Visitors and Residents

The world is drawn to the inspiring landscapes, great communities, and boundless opportunities for adventure in Greater Zion. Our trails and outdoor spaces are numerous and awe-inspiring, yet they require upkeep, improvements, planning and development.

The mission of the Greater Zion Convention & Tourism Office is to use the funds generated from visitors to create a superior experience for visitors and residents. Destination Development does this by planning and developing infrastructure, facilities, venues and assets and exploring opportunities to meet the current and future needs for visitors and residents across Greater Zion. We collaborate with community leaders, land managers, residents and others to use tourism tax dollars towards trails and other infrastructure improvements beneficial to all.

Over the past decade, more than $25 million of tourism-generated funds have been invested in projects throughout the county.

Explore below to learn about some of our current projects, partnerships, availability of funds, and opportunities to be involved.

Current Projects

Zion Corridor Trail

Generally following State Route 9, this paved trail project connects La Verkin to Springdale to Zion National Park. This ambitious project is approximately 18 miles and will include features such as an underpass, bridges and boardwalks.

Goal: To improve active transportation options in the Zion Corridor.

Funding: Estimated cost $13.5 million; $10.8 million from UDOT and $2.7 million from Washington County

Timeline: Completed in 2027; currently in community outreach and input (2021-22)

Partners: Washington County, Zion Regional Collaborative and the communities of La Verkin, Virgin, Rockville and Springdale

State Route 18 Paved Path

The State Route 18 paved trail project will connect Veyo to Central, running along the east side of SR-18.

Goal: In combination with road widening projects, to improve safety and transportation along SR-18, especially during signature events.

Funding: Estimated $2.5 million, funded by Washington County tourism monies

Timeline: 2022 Completion

Partners: Washington County, St. George City and UDOT

Hurricane Trails System; 600 N. Trail

This paved trail project will connect Grandpa’s Pond Park to 200 West in Hurricane. Approximately five miles, it will partially follow 600 North, is considered a regionally significant trail project and is part of Hurricane City’s Active Transportation Plan.

Goal: Fulfill Hurricane City’s Active Transportation Plan, improve safety along 600 North, and help connect a regional trail system.

Funding: Estimated $2 million with costs split by Hurricane City and Washington County tourism monies

Timeline: Three phases (phase I completed in 2022; additional phases over one or two additional years)

Partners: Hurricane City and Washington County

Sand Mountain OHV Staging Area (Waddy’s Parking Corral)

This project will construct a new staging area on the west side of Sand Mountain, improving another access point to this world-famous OHV area and including restroom facilities.

Goal: Provide space for OHV staging to access Sand Mountain.

Funding: Estimated costs of $300,000; Washington County tourism monies are funding $50,000 with remaining costs funded through state grants, monetary and in-kind donations

Timeline: Environmental Analysis is being conducted in 2022; updates via the Bureau of Land Management

Partners: Bureau of Land Management, Desert Roads and Trails Society, Hurricane City, Washington County, Sand Hollow State Park, Tread Lightly, Utah Public Lands Association

Santa Clara Canyon View Park/BMX Track

Canyon View Park, located in Santa Clara and encompassing a BMX track, softball fields and other amenities, is getting trail, parking and restroom improvements in three phases.

Goal: Improve ability to host larger BMX, softball and youth baseball events by improving dust, mud, parking and other facility issues.

Funding: Washington County tourism monies have helped fund Phases I and II, contributing $260,000 of projects costs around $800,000

Timeline: Phases I and II are underway with completion expected in 2022

Partners: Washington County and Santa Clara City

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