Spring 2023

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Aurora Trailhead

The little community of Aurora on the north end of the Paiute Trail System has two nice trailheads for visitor use—one on the east side of town and one on the west side adjacent to Highway 89....

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Marysvale Branch

Can you imagine an old steam engine chugging down this trail? The railroad into Marysvale was part of the Marysvale Branch line of the Denver and Rio Grand Railroad. Potassium sulphate from the Alunite operation and passengers were part of the early cargo....

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Koosharem Guard Station

Koosharem Guard Station is the oldest Forest Service structure in the State of Utah. Built around 1907, it is in pristine condition and will take you back more than a hundred years, giving visitors a glimpse into how these magnificent lands were administered by rangers on horseback....

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Belknap Ranger Station

Ranger Stations were constructed in the early days of the U.S. Forest Service (1910 -1915). The Belknap Station was located in Fishlake National Forest and named after the second-highest peak (12,143’) in the Tushar Mountains to the south....

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Cove Fort

Ira Hinckley constructed Cove Fort in 1867 at the request of Brigham Young. One of its distinctive features is the use of volcanic rock in the construction of the walls. This defensive structure was built during the Black Hawk War and was designed to protect against attack....

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