|Over concerns of annexation and the possible building of a truss factory, many of the residents of Apple Valley Ranch Estates on SR-59 between Hurricane and Hildale decided to incorporate as their own full-fledge town so that they could control all of the zoning within their town. The state approved the incorporation in October 2004. Perhaps the highlight of this town is the spectacular scenery. Apple Valley is surrounded by a beautiful red desert that makes this area, including nearby Zion National Park, so stunning. The town has 33 square miles and in 2004 had a population of 650.