NAME: Bullion Canyon
CLIMATE: Heavy snow in winter, Desert Heat in summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Late spring to Fall
No residents. To get to the Bullion Canyon Trail travel west from Marysvale on Revenue Gulch spur (#77) for a little over 5 miles and you will join Bullion Canyon road just above where the "Canyon Of Gold" driving tour begins. Turn right and continue up the canyon to Old Bullion City ghost town, approximately another 2 miles. Revenue Gulch spur is a beautiful and enjoyable ride that takes you through sagebrush, Utah Juniper and Pinyon Pine. You will cross two creeks that run at least during the Spring months. Take your time as you make you way to the Bullion trail. Many old off road trails can be found along the way that in past times ended at old mines, cabins and tailings. For more information about the Bullion Canyon Trail System, or any other scenic mountain trails in the Tusher Mountains, call or visit the Beaver Ranger District office. The Phone number is 435-438-2436 and the location is 575 South Main Street in Beaver, Utah. If you are in the Bullion area, the friendly folks in Marysvale will be happy to give you directions and answer any questions you may have.
REMAINS: includes remains of the old towns mine portals, trails, tracks and restored mining equipment all on display.
|The Bullion Canyon trail head can be accessed from Marysvale at the heart of the Paiute ATV Trail in Piute County. The Bullion Canyon Trail System begins at the bridge over Pine Creek on the Bullion Canyon Road (FR-126) just below Miners Park. From the bridge (7,840 ft) the Bullion Canyon Trail (074) rises over 2,800 ft in 5.5 miles. This trail offers ATV enthusiasts not only a ride through beautiful stands of aspen and pines, but also a historical drive through the Old Bullion City. Remains of the old town, established in 1868 include old cabins, buildings, mines and the old mill. The Fish Lake National Forest in conjunction with the residents of Marysvale and Piute County, have developed The Miners Park up Bullion Canyon. The park includes remains of the old towns mine portals, trails, tracks and restored mining equipment all on display. Signs will lead you through a self guided tour of the park and offer details on every aspect of the old town and its history. A beautifully designed brochure is available at most retailers in Marysvale that describes each of the nine stops along the tour. Submitted by: Jaysen