• Promontory Summit, UT Last Spike Site

    Golden Spike

    National Historic Site Utah

Nearby Attractions

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The Spiral Jetty created in 1970 by Robert Smithson.

NPS photo

The Spiral Jetty is Robert Smithson's monumental earthwork (1970) is located on the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Using black basalt rocks and earth from the site, the artist created a coil 1,500 feet long and 15 feet wide that stretches out counter-clockwise into the translucent red water. Spiral Jetty was acquired by Dia Art Foundation as a gift from the Estate of the artist in 1999.
 
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American avocet

Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge is about 30 miles east of Promontory in northern Utah, where the Bear River flows into the northeast arm of the Great Salt Lake. The Refuge protects the marshes found at the mouth of the Bear River; these marshes are the largest freshwater component of the Great Salt Lake ecosystem. Since these marshes are in turn surrounded by arid desert lands, it is little wonder that they have always been an oasis for waterfowl.
 
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Devils Playground is  terrain filled with granitic rock weathered into irregular shapes.

Charles Ryan August 2011

Located on Bureau of Land Management and state land, Devils Playground is a relatively unknown geologic curiosity found in a remote region of northwestern Utah. This site provides camping and recreation opportunities for those who enjoy getting away from it all. Devil's Playground is about 113 miles from Golden Spike National Historic Site.

Did You Know?

Laurel wood tie at the Last Spike Site

The Golden Spike does not reside at Golden Spike NHS. We have the spot where the spike was placed during the Golden Spike ceremony. More...