Celebrating National Get Outdoors Day at Golden Spike National Historic Site June 14th
Golden Spike National Historic Site Visitor Center. NPS Photo
(BRIGHAM CITY, Utah) - Golden Spike National Historic Site will celebrate National Get Outdoors Day. This day was established to encourage all Americans to get out and explore America’s great outdoors. Join Golden Spike National Historic Site staff by participating in an 8 mile Ranger-guided bike tour along the historic Central Pacific Grade. This tour will be offered at 9:00 a.m. and at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday June 14th. Those hoping to participate in the bike tours need to bring a bike and helmet. Golden Spike staff also would ask that interested parties contact the site early, because participation will be limited to 25 individuals per tour. Those participating in the tour need to check in at the Big Fill Trail parking lot. Refreshments will be served upon completion of the biking tour.
The park will have steam demonstration runs at 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, and 4:30 pm. A volunteer cast will re-enact the driving of the Last Spike Ceremony at 11:00 am and 1:20 pm. Staff will also offer handcar rides between the other events on the tracks behind the visitor center. Movies, walking and driving tours, and the museum will be available throughout the day.
Golden Spike visitor center opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m. The park is located 32 miles west of Brigham City via highway 13 and 83. Take exit 365 from I-15 and exit 26 from I-84.
Be prepared, weather can change drastically at Golden Spike this time of year. The National Park Service suggests layering clothes, wearing sunscreen, and bringing snacks/sandwiches and water as the park does not have concessions.