The Joining of a Nation May 10, 1869 the Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. Golden Spike National Historic Site shares the stories of the people and settings that define the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad.

From the visitor center you can drive back up the road to the Big Fill hike which takes you along the original route of the railroad to where they first had a trestle of the valley and then later filled it in. It was a nice peaceful hike (only ones on the trail) with a few signs explaining what you were seeing.

Promontory Point, UT. The site where the East and the West railroads met.

off road driving
4 years ago

Some of this trail is on the actual railroad roadbed.

Site of the linking of the trans-country railroad. a cermony was held to drive the last spike in that track. Re-enactments are held about once a month.