Plan Your Visit

Reenactors during Last Spike Ceremony
Reenactors during a May 10 ceremony

NPS Photo

Welcome to Golden Spike National Historical Park!

In addition to the Special Summer Events, Golden Spike has numerous programs and activites that occur daily:

  • The visitor center is open 7 days a week, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. All outside attractions are open from dawn to dusk, year round. Starting October 17th, the Visitor Center will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the winter season.

  • Restrooms are open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily, located at the visitor center.
  • Golden Spike includes two driving tours, a hiking trail, and is near other local attractions that can be found on our Things To Do Page.
  • Locomotive Ranger Programs are given throughout the summer starting May 1st and ending October 11th. The locomotives undergo periodic maintenance during the summer, please check our Boiler Wash Schedule to see if one of the locomotives may not be available to the public.
    • 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

  • Engine House Tours are given during the winter months starting October 21st and ending mid-April. Tours last 20 minutes and allow visitors to see the locomotives as they undergo maintenance. Tour group sizes are limited to 30 people to accomodate fire code restrictions.
    • 10:00 AM Tour
    • 1:00 PM Tour
    • 3:00 PM Tour
  • The nearest gas and food services are 27 miles away in Corinne, UT, but drinking water and picnic tables are available at visitor center.

Get on Track to Explore Golden Spike

  • In Basic Information, learn some important facts about how to best spend your time in the site.
  • In Directions, learn the best route to Golden Spike from the major routes that pass through the area from Utah and Idaho.
  • Explore the park Calendar to learn about upcoming ranger programs, special events, and other
    visitor activities.
  • The site is located in a remote area of Utah. See the Safety page and Things to Know Before you Come for information on what to plan on and bring.
  • In Fees & Passes, find out what fees will apply during the time you will be visiting.
  • 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.

Visitor Center Information

Last updated: October 17, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P. O. Box 897
Brigham City , UT 84302


(435) 471-2209 x429

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