Golden Spike – Frontier Traveler Photo of the Day

Golden Spike Utah Continental Railroad

Been following Hell on Wheels? Then take some time to visit the real-life spot where the railroads came together – Golden Spike National Historic Site. It’s 32 miles west of Brigham City, Utah and if you think you’re lost, don’t despair – it really is out in the middle of nowhere!

Try to make it to the site for one of the reenactment ceremonies, held between May and September. Check the site for more details. I have to say it’s pretty cool to watch the two engines meet – plus you can get great period photos as the engineers are dressed for the period.

Golden Spike Recommended Reading

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Northbound on I-15: exit #365, turn right (west) on Hwy. 13 to Hwy. 83. Follow signs to Golden Spike. (32 miles)

Southbound on I-15: exit I-84 west to exit #40 (Hwy. 102). Turn left and follow signs to Hwy. 83. Turn right on 83 and follow signs to Golden Spike. (Approximately 29 miles)

Eastbound on I-84: exit #26, south on Hwy. 83 past ATK Rocket display, turn right at sign to Golden Spike. (Approximately 27 miles)

Westbound from Logan: Hwy. 30 west to I-15, then follow directions for Southbound on I-15. (Approximately 50 miles)

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