Explore one of the state’s least-visited towns and counties. Formed in 1892 by residents who struggled to make the trip to nearby Piute County seat in Junction, Utah. With growing settlements, the then Territory of Utah split Piute in two and Wayne County, Utah was born. The county seat for the newly-formed county was formed in Loa, Utah.
Bordered by the Green River, which flows southwards into the Colorado River, Wayne County is a remote stretch of land with harsh terrain.
Since its formation in 1879, a post office named Loa has called the town home. Named by a Mormon missionary returning from Hawaii, Loa derives its name from Mauna Loa, one of the five volcanoes that form the island of Hawaii.
From Loa, you’re within driving distance to three great U.S. cities. Head north to the state’s capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City. If the mountains and some of the country’s best skiing and snowboarding call your name, head east to Denver, Colorado, known worldwide for its slopes and powder. Ready for a night on the town? Hop in the car and head southwest towards the coast. Before too long, you’ll drive past the lights of the strip as you prepare for a weekend in Las Vegas.
When you fly to a jet charter airport in Loa, Utah, you’ll arrive at the Wayne Wonderland Airport in Wayne County, Utah.