Golden Spike 150th Anniversary
Time & Location
About The Event
Join us as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad! Our day will begin with stopping by the the Golden Spike National Historic Park visitor center where we can check out the history of the area, view trains and artifacts from the era, and watch a live re-enactment of the trains coming together and the golden spike being driven.
After the re-enactment, we will be traveling on 90 miles of the original railroad grade down to the town of Lucin. Once at Lucin we can swing by the sun tunnels if there is interest, before heading south to Wendover and on home from there.
The trail is a dirt road that any stock vehicle with 4 wheel drive should be ok on. If there is inclement weather the trail can become muddy and rutted which will increase the difficulty so keep that in mind. All vehicles need to carry a spare tire as it is not unheard of for an old railroad spike to find its way into your tires even after all these years.
In order to park at the event you are required to purchase a $10 parking pass from the event hosts. Passes can be purchased on their site: https://purchase.growtix.com/eh/Spike_150/21865
We will be meeting at the Sinclair in Corinne at 9:15 and leaving at 9:30. Its 30 minutes from there to the visitor center, which will give us an hour to explore the center before the 11 o'clock re-enactment. Once we leave the visitor center the BLM maps state its a 4 hour trip to Lucin. Based off past experience its 1-2 hours from Lucin to Wendover, and then however long from there to your home. Plan on this trip taking up the entire day.
See you there!