Outdoor Activities

Locomotive Demonstrations

Golden Spike is home to two replica steam locomotives, the Jupiter and No. 119. The No. 119 will begin operating on June 5th followed by the Jupiter on June 19th. See press release for more details.

Big Fill Loop Trail

This is a mile and a half round-trip walking trail. You will be walking out on original Central Pacific grade and back on the Union Pacific grade. The trail allows you to see and even walk out on the Central Pacific's Big Fill. Walk through cuts, over fills, and see drill marks where workers blasted rock away. Keep in mind, all of this was accomplished by simple tools, sweat, and an amazing amount of endurance.

Auto Tours

Golden Spike National Historical Park offers two opportunities to drive the transcontinental railroad grade and see just what workers were building in 1869. The East Auto Tour is two miles long and allows visitors to see cuts, fills, and culverts. The West Auto Tour is seven miles long and is home to the "10 Miles of Track, Laid in one Day" sign where the Central Pacific Railroad built 10 miles and 56 feet of track on April 28th, 1869. The West Tour is regularly closed until early-June and the East Tour is open but may be closed during inclement weather.

*Auto Tours are not approved for RV's or vehicles pulling a trailer. The availability of the Auto Tours is subject to change without notice.

 

Last updated: June 4, 2020

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Mailing Address:

P. O. Box 897
Brigham City , UT 84302

Phone:

(435) 471-2209 x429

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