A trip to the Carbon Corridor is a blast from the past. From classic cars to prehistoric creatures, you can learn about all that used to, and still do, call South Eastern Utah ‘home’.
A Visit to Helper's Museum
Start your adventure by learning about the history of our area and industry when you visit Helper’s Mining & Railroad Museum. Here you can learn about the boomin mining industry that once ruled the Corridor, and find out exactly how Helper got it’s name from the railroad industry.
Spend Your Afternoon At the Prehistoric museum
Then you can travel back in time thousands of years when you visit the USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum. Explore the hall of dinosaurs and see fossils of both carnivores and herbivores, all found just a stone’s throw away from the museum. Discover amazing archaeological finds as well, spanning across different time periods and cultures.
At the end of the day, grab dinner at one of the local restaurants. From local favorites to retro hang-outs, there are plenty of options to choose from. As one visitor noted "you can head back to the days of sock-hops and poodle skirts when you eat at Sherald’s Frosty Freeze Drive In. Enjoy classic favorites like a hand-spun milkshake, cheeseburger, italian soda, hot sandwiches, and so much more."
Day two will be an adventure packed day, so fuel up with some delicious breakfast at one of the local restaurants where you can enjoy a whole spread of American breakfast classics.
Exploring Nine Mile Canyon
Head out to Nine Mile Canyon to see some of the amazing archeological finds you saw in the Prehistoric Museum, out in their natural environment. The Nine Mile Canyon is actually 46 miles long, and filled with Ute and Fremont Era rock art. The untouched wilderness allows visitors to see nearly 1000 petroglyphs depicting a variety of scenes.
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