Operating Hours & Seasons

Summer Operations - 2021

Welcome to Golden Spike National Historical Park! In addition to the special summer events, Golden Spike has numerous programs and activites available this summer:

  • The park is open 7 days a week, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

  • Restrooms are open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, located at the visitor center. Restrooms will be closed from 5:00 p.m. to 9 a.m. in accordance with CDC guidance on cleaning.
  • Junior Ranger program activities are available online or may be obtained at the ranger information desk.
  • Park Stamp is available during normal business hours.
  • All park roads, historic features, auto tours, picnic areas, and trails remain accessible 7 days a week (weather permitting), including the:

    • East Auto Tour (Weather Permitting)
    • West Auto Tour (Weather Permitting)
    • Big Fill Loop Trail

    • The Historic Last Spike Site

  • Locomotive Ranger Programs are given throughout the summer starting May 1st and ending in late September. The locomotives undergo periodic maintenance during the summer, please check our boiler wash schedule.
    • 10:00 AM Arrival of the CPRR Jupiter

    • 10:30 AM Arrival of the UPRR No. 119

    • 1:00 PM Demonstration run with both locomotives

    • 3:50 PM Departure of the UPRR No. 119

    • 4:30 PM Departure of the CPRR Jupiter

  • Drinking water and picnic tables are available at visitor center.
  • The Engine House is closed for the season and will reopen to the public in early to mid-October.

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.

Recreate Responsibly

When recreating, the public is encouraged to 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. Visitors are encouraged to follow CDC suggestions for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and are responsible for taking appropriate precautions to protect their own 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.


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, plenty of water, bug spray, and layers of clothing is suggested if you plan on being outdoors.
Promontory Summit Weather

UDOT Road Conditions

Last updated: July 9, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P. O. Box 897
Brigham City , UT 84302


(435) 471-2209 x429

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