Alerts & Conditions

Current Park Operations - August 05, 2020

Since mid-March, Golden Spike has maintained access to all outdoor historic and recreation features and kept visitor center restrooms open throughout this critical period to afford the public healthy options for outdoor recreation.

With summer here, most park operations have resumed. However changes to programs, operating hours or facility closings may occur without warning if conditions warrant. The National Park Service (NPS) continues to work with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and is using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to Golden Spike National Historical Park is as follows:


OPEN:

  • Locomotive Operating Schedule through Labor Day-

Ranger Led Locomotive Demonstrations 7 days a week:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday:
10:00 am - Arrival of the Jupiter
10:30 am - Arrival of the No. 119
1:00 pm - Jupiter & No. 119 Demonstration run
4:00 pm - Departure of No. 119
4:30 pm - Departure of Jupiter

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:
10:00 am - Arrival of the Jupiter
10:30 am - Arrival of the No. 119
10:30 am - 4:00 pm - Locomotives on display at the Last Spike Site
4:00 pm - Departure of No. 119
4:30 pm - Departure of Jupiter

  • Locomotive Operating Schedule, Labor Day through September 28 - Ranger Led Locomotive Demonstrations 5 days a week -Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday

10:00 am - Arrival of the Jupiter
10:30 am - Arrival of the No. 119
1:00 pm - Jupiter & No. 119 Demonstration run
4:00 pm - Departure of No. 119
4:30 pm - Departure of Jupiter

  • Restrooms are open 9 AM to 5 PM daily, located at the main visitor center complex. Restrooms will be closed from 5 PM to 9 AM in accordance with CDC guidance on cleaning.
  • Junior Ranger program activities are available online or may be obtained at the outdoor ranger information desk.
  • Park Stamp is available outside during normal business hours.
  • Visitor Center Bookstore is open Wednesday - Monday, 6 days a week. Bookstore is CLOSED on Tuesday.
  • Park Rangers located on Visitor Center patios daily. Otherwise, park staff are available out in the park or by phone to answer questions and provide information.
  • All park roads, historic features, auto tours, and trails remain accessible 7 days a week, including the:

    • East Auto Tour
    • West Auto Tour
    • Big Fill Loop Trail
    • The Last Spike Site
    • Picnic areas around visitor center and park restrooms
  • Drinking water is available in visitor center restrooms. Visitors are encouraged to be prepared and bring their own drinking water and food or snacks.

CLOSED:

  • Visitor Center and Theater remain temporarily closed until further notice. Park Store is open Wednesday - Monday. CLOSED Tuesday.


ENTRANCE FEES:

Private, non-commercial vehicle: $20
Motorcycle: $15
Individual (hiker, bicyclist): $10
All park visitors are required to pay an entrance fee or have a valid federal recreation pass to recreate at the park. Permits are good for seven consecutive days. Fees apply to those 16 years old and older. Entrance Fees are paid at the visitor center by CREDIT CARD ONLY at this time.

About Conditions Update:

We make every effort to update this page in a timely manner. While most operations have resumed, changes to programs, operating hours or facility closings may occur without warning. Before traveling to the park, feel free to call ahead to check on current operations at 435-471-2209. Golden Spike employees are dedicated to maintaining full operations and appreciate your support and patience during this time.

Recreate Responsibly:

When recreating, the public should follow local area health guidance including the practice of frequent hand washing, social distancing, avoid crowding, wearing masks, if appropriate, and avoid high-risk outdoor activities. The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions and encourage visitors adhere to CDC suggestions for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health. The listed areas and activities are for visitors to enjoy. However, operations continue to be modified, and services may be limited as needed for public health and safety.

Weather

Depending on the season, the weather can be unpredictable in the Promontory mountains. Please check the forecast before you travel to the park. Packing sunscreen, water, bug spray, and layers of clothing is suggested if you plan on being outdoors. Promontory Summit Weather

Last updated: August 6, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P. O. Box 897
Brigham City , UT 84302

Phone:

(435) 471-2209 x429

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