Golden Spike National Historic Site is located in a high desert environment on the north end of the Great Salt Lake. The lake and channeling of winds through the valley, where the site is located, can cause very unique weather conditions. The temperatures can reach over 100 degrees in the summer and into single digits in the winter. Winds can cause severe cold in the winter. Visitors are recommended to check forecasts before coming to our site and come prepared for changing weather conditions.
Effective June 1, 2018, the entrance fees to Golden Spike NHS will be $10 per vehicle and $10 per motorcycle. The per-person entrance fee will be $5 and the Golden Spike Annual Park Pass will be $20.
Golden Spike Private Vehicle Fee - $10.00
The per vehicle fee covers all occupants in a single private vehicle. The fee will allow visitors access to all resources to the public; including auto tours, walking trails, films, exhibit area, ranger guided programs, other seasonal activities. If visitors have any of the America the Beautiful Inter-agency passes, these will cover the pass holder and anyone that is in their personal vehicle. During the warmer summer season usually all of the resources are available. Check with our staff for times
Golden Spike Motorcycle Fee - $10.00
The motorcycle fee admits the driver and one passenger. The fee will allow visitors access to all resources to the public; including auto tours, walking trails, films, exhibit area, ranger guided programs, other seasonal activities. If visitors have any of the America the Beautiful Inter-agency passes, these will cover the pass holder and anyone that is in their personal vehicle. During the colder winter season the per vehicle fee is reduced and some activities may be unavailable.
Per Person Entrance Fee - $5.00
Admits one individual with no car. This pass is typically used for bicyclists, and pedestrians. Youth 15 and under are admitted free.
Golden Spike National Historic Site Annual Pass - $20.00
This is an annual pass that covers entrance fees at Golden Spike National Historic Site for the pass holder and occupants within a single noncommercial vehicle OR the pass holder and three persons (16 and older) where per person fees apply. This pass is available to anyone 16 or older. The Agencies are NOT responsible for misplaced, lost or stolen cards. The pass can be signed by two pass holders.
Golden Spike National Historic Site's Visitor Center is recommended as the first place to stop for any visitors coming out to our site. The visitor center contains the Western National Parks Association bookstore, an exhibit area, two theaters, and a welcoming staff that will help visitors get the most out of their visit. The visitor center is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time (excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's days). We do honor Daylight Savings Time.