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    Golden Spike

    National Historic Site Utah

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  • GPS Units

    Visitors relying on GPS Units, in order to direct them to our site, need to be cautious once they turn off State Highway 83. Several different GPS systems have misdirected visitors headed to our site. Road signs are more reliable as you approach the site. More »

  • Wash out on West Auto Tour

    In August 2014 Golden Spike National Historic Site had a large amount of rain fall in a short period of time. This rainfall caused flooding which washed out a portion of the historic grade. This damage has resulted in early closure of the West Auto Tour.

Fees & Reservations

ENTRANCE FEES ~ Private, noncommercial vehicle (See Pass Information below.)

Vehicle $7.00 (summer)/$5.00 (winter) - 7 Days

Fee is good for all persons riding in a private, noncommercial vehicle.

Individual $4.00 (summer)/$3.00 (winter) - 7 Days

Admits one individual when entering by bicycle or on foot.

ENTRANCE FEES ~ Commercial vehicle

Entrance fees are charged based on vehicle capacity for all tour groups and bus companies.



Commercial Tour Bus or Van Capacity Fee
1-6 passengers $25
7-25 passengers $40
26+ passengers $100




FEE FREE DAYS! At Golden Spike NHS

May 10 145th Anniversary Transcontinental Railroad's completion

August 9 Railroader's Festival

Other Nationwide Fee Free Days will be announced throughout the year.

 

NATIONAL PARKS & FEDERAL RECREATIONAL LANDS PASS PROGRAM ~

Golden Spike Annual and all National Park and Federal Recreational Lands Passes are accepted and available for purchase at the visitor center. Golden Age and Golden Access Passes are honored. Identification is required with a valid pass.

The National Park Service is an important participant in the new Interagency Pass Program which was created by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and authorized by Congress in December 2004. Participating agencies include the National Park Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. The pass series, collectively known as the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, is shown below with a brief explanation of each.

 
Annual Pass 2014

2014 Annual Pass

Bridger Teton NF - Katherine Hawkins

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Annual Pass - Cost $80. This pass is available to the general public and provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a year, beginning from the date of sale. The pass admits the pass holder/s and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can be obtained in person at the park, by calling 1-888-ASK USGS, Ext. 1, or via the Internet at http://store.usgs.gov/pass.

 
Senior Pass

Senior Pass

America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Senior Pass. - Cost $10. This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park. The Senior Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.
 
Access Pass

Access Pass

America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Access Pass - Free. This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Documentation is required to obtain the pass. Acceptable documentation includes: statement by a licensed physician; document issued by a Federal agency such as the Veteran’s Administration, Social Security Disability Income or Supplemental Security Income; or document issued by a State agency such as a vocational rehabilitation agency. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park. The Access Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.
 
2014 Military Pass

2014 Military Pass

Bridger Teton National Forest - Katherine Hawkins

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass- Military Pass - Free. This pass is for Active Duty United States Military and their dependents. Individuals wanting to obtain this pass will be required to show their current Department of Defense Military or Dependent card. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a year, beginning from the date of award. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and the pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free).
 
2014 Volunteer Pass

2014 Volunteer Pass

Bridger Teton National Forest - Katherine Hawkins

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Volunteer Pass - Free. This pass is for volunteers acquiring 500 service hours on a cumulative basis. It provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a year, beginning from the date of award. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free).

For the former pass program passes:

Golden Eagle Pass and National Parks Pass and Golden Eagle Hologram: These passes have been discontinued and replaced by the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass- Annual Pass.

Golden Age Pass: This pass has been discontinued and replaced by the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass- Senior Pass.

Golden Access Pass: This pass has been discontinued and replaced by the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass- Access Pass.

All Golden Access and Golden Age Passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass. Only paper Golden Age and Access Pass may be exchanged free of charge for new plastic passes.

Definitions and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) may be found at http://store.usgs.gov/pass/general.html

 

RESERVATIONS ~

School group reservations must be made at least two (2) weeks in advance.
Please call 435-471-2209 x 30 to schedule reservations.

Scout group reservations must be made at least two (2) weeks in advance,
a two (2) hour minimum service project must be completed in order to waive
entrance fees. Please call 435-471-2209 x 30 to schedule reservations.

Fee Waivers Golden Spike National Historic Site offers a Fee Waiver Program,
where educational groups can take advantage of learning opportunities within
the park site. In order to qualify for fee waivers, groups must be representing a
school, other bona fide academic institution, or their organization must have
noncommercial educational purposes. All groups requesting fee waivers must
apply and meet the required criteria two weeks prior to their group visit.

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Regular entrance fees apply if reservations have not been set up in advance.

Did You Know?

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Locomotives actually looked this way in 1869. Not until the turn of the century did they start to go to flat black.