On May 10, 1869, the final spike was driven, completing the transcontinental railroad and revolutionizing travel across North America. Visit Golden Spike National Historic Site, and witness historic reenactments and locomotive demonstrations, and participate in ranger programs and films. You can take a self-guided auto tour over historic railroad grades. Within an eight-mile radius, you can experience one hundred years of transportation history by visiting the Golden Spike National Historic Site, and visiting the rocket display at Thiokol (see separate listing), where scientists helped put a man on the moon exactly 100 years later in 1969!
The Golden Spike National Historic Site is also a great place to watch birds. Birders have reported seeing Sharp-tailed Grouse, Ferruginous Hawk, Sage Thrasher, and Brewers Sparrow.
Please come prepared with plenty of gas, food and water, as this is a remote site. Gas and food services are located 20 miles east of Gold Spike, in Corinne, and in downtown Tremonton, if coming from the Tremonton side.
Open year around, except holidays.