Nearby Attractions

Popular image of the Spiral Jetty shortly after it was completed in 1970.
The Spiral Jetty created in 1970 by Robert Smithson.
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.
 
An American Avocet walks through shallow water.
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.
 
Devils Playground is  terrain filled with granitic rock weathered into irregular shapes.
Devils Playground is  terrain filled with granitic rock weathered into irregular shapes.

Charles Ryan August 2011

Devil's Playground Designated Routes 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.

 
Truck drives along the historic railroad grade.
The Transcontinental Railroad in northern Utah has been converted to a road and can be driven.
Transcontinental Railroad Backcountry Byway (BCB) East Access is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The east access of the byway is located at the beginning of the West Auto Tour. This portion of the transcontinental railroad was abandoned in 1938 with the tracks pulled up in 1942. The historic railroad grade was converted into a road which takes visitors through an austere but beautiful landscape.

Last updated: April 23, 2018

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Mailing Address:

P. O. Box 897
Brigham City , UT 84302

Phone:

(435) 471-2209 x29

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