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 early closure of the West Auto Tour.
Locomotive runs will be held on a daily basis, starting the first week of May 2014. These runs will include arrivals of the Jupiter and 119 at 10:00 and 10:30 AM, a steam demonstration at 1:00 PM, and departures of the 119 and Jupiter at 4:00 and 4:30 PM. Golden Spike NHS is located in the Mountain Time Zone and honors Daylight Savings Time. Throughout the summer season, the Jupiter and 119 receive scheduled boiler washes on the first and last Tuesdays of each month. This scheduled maintenance prevents one of the locomotives from being available for public viewing throughout that day and part of the following Wednesday. Click the link for exact dates.*
Starting mid-October 2014, the locomotives are kept in the Engine
*For more information on Locomotive Operations or Engine House Tours, please call (435) 471-2209 ext. 29.
Photo runs only. No rides are available.
Did You Know?
The first Transcontinental Railroad was not completed at Promontory Point. It was completed at Promontory Summit.