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.
Engine House Tours: Golden Spike National Historic Site is home to the steam locomotives Jupiter and No. 119. These engines are fully-functional replicas of the original locomotives that met here on May 10, 1869, for the "Wedding of the Rails" ceremony. These locomotives do not run during the winter season, but they are on display in the Engine House. If you would like to see if Engine House tours are available, call the visitor center at 435-471-2209 x29.
Did You Know?
Parallel grade was built for nearly 250 miles across the state of Utah. No parallel track was ever laid.