Price, UT 84501
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Helper, Utah 84526
Historic. Recreational. Artistic. Heart. Discover Helper.
Helper is located approximately 120 miles southeast of Salt Lake City in Carbon County. Helper has always reflected an ethnically diverse population, with southern and eastern European groups rising to positions of prominence within the community. With the motto The Gateway to Castle Country. The town is bisected by US Hwy 6, which sees over 25,000 vehicles/day and is the scenic route to 7 National Parks. Two hours from the Salt Lake Airport, its midway to renowned recreational destination Moab. It includes the only Amtrak Station between Colorado and Salt Lake City, with easy access for rail travelers.
Helper is transitioning from a coal-based economy to a historic/recreational/artistic tourism base. This objective will supplement a recent $25 million infrastructure improvement and a 50% completed river restoration project for fishing, kayaking, biking and walking. We intend to foster optimism by establishing a walkable Main Street and river trail, attract more resident artists and create an active, positive community.
Historic Helper Highlights Some of the featured stops in Historic Helper, Utah are:
Balance Rock: Look to the north of Main Street to see this geological feature as it stands out among the mountains.
Big John: A high-gloss, black metal, iconic statue that stands over 20 feet tall and commemorates the roots of this historical coal mining community.
The convenient Amtrak Depot, in the center of town is convenient if you plan to visit by train.
Western Mining and Railroad Museum: See antique items and more in theme rooms featuring the life as early immigrants in Helper.
Helper Train Mosaic: Located next to the museum, this local art piece was created by famous artists and children alike.
Gigliotti Pond: An easily accessible fishing pond, perfect for families needing a break from the road.
Spring Canyon: See the remains and ruins of the very coal camps that were the foundation for Helper and the surrounding areas.
Utahs Christmas Town Festival
Every December, Helper transforms into a dazzling holiday extravaganza. Beginning before Thanksgiving, the town is lit up with Christmas lights and during this time many events are offered. There is a craft fair, chili dinner, silent auction and visits with Santa, to name a few. The Light Parade, held the first weekend in December is a showcase of floats traveling Main Street concluding with a firework show on Saturday night. Come see why Helper is the states designated Christmas Town!
The Helper Outlaw Car Show & Cruise
In June, experience the Helper Outlaw Car Show & Cruise and see a wide variety of custom cars. This event is held annually at the city park which is conveniently located next to a pool and ballpark. See Firebirds, Mustangs, Corvettes, Chevelles and more, all on display in one place highlighting Americas passion for the automobile.
The Helper Arts, Music and Film Festival
On the third weekend in August, The Helper Arts and Music Festival arrives on Main Street with over 65 booths in the arts and crafts marketplace. Some of the best art in the Intermountain West is on display. Visit local artists studios and see how Helper inspires them.
Historic Main Street No visit to Helper would be complete without a stop by the Historical District, which includes Main Street. Here, local restaurants, coffee shops, antique stores, art galleries, and unique buildings all contribute to its charm and character. The beauty of the Main Street comes from the varying ethnic groups which contribute to the culture of Helper. You can see proudly displayed buildings made by Greek masons, Italian stone work and more as you wander Main Street. Numerous art galleries line our Main Street with nationally known artists as well as a contingent of up and coming artists. Many genres are covered including oil painting, sculpture, ceramics and more.
The Helper Parkway and Spring Canyon Trail Having a river just one block from our historic Main Street is a true treasure. For the past several years the River has been gradually returned to a natural state to enhance recreational opportunities such as tubing, fishing, swimming and more. One block off Main Street, you can stroll the Helper Parkway and take the family for a picnic at the pavilion and a boulder park. If you want to explore the surrounding mountain areas, the Spring Canyon Trail is ideal. Located in the west part of town, the trail follows the abandoned railroad line that served the old coal camps. The Kenilworth-Helper Railroad Trail is on the opposite side of town. Following the abandoned railroad line between Helper and the small mining town of Kenilworth, it is suitable for walking, biking or ATVing. The trail begins at the foot of the mountains in North Helper. You can find information and maps at the Western Mining and Railroad Museum or the Office of Tourism in Price. You can also visit www.castlecountry.com for trails maps and additional information.
Since 1978 Redtail has flown river rafters, scenic passengers, cargo, charter flights, wildlife surveys, aerial photography, student pilots, pipelines, and back country enthusiasts all over the western states. From a small company based in Green River, Utah, Redtail was purchased and moved its base to Moab where it took form in the tourism industry and began to grow. Purchased again in 2001 by Arrow West Aviation from Price, Utah, the new company chose to carry on the Redtail Aviation tradition and expand again with a UPS freight run and the addition of two more Cessna 207s.
Then, with a fleet of five aircraft and eight pilots, Redtail purchased Slickrock Air Guides in 2011 acquiring four more Cessna 207s growing the fleet to two Cessna 172s, six Cessna 207s, two Cessna 210s for a grand total of twelve aircraft. It was a huge day in Redtail history that the employees will always look on with fondness for bringing close friends into the family.
In 2012 the first Quest Kodiak joined the fleet. The new rock star of the operation flew onto the ramp and into our hearts. The purchase of a second sealed the places of the Kodiaks at Redtail.
The year 2016 brought new growth and rebranding as Redtail Air Adventures (aka Redtail Aviation) invited many more airplanes and people to join the crew in order to support the expanding operation. And so the tradition continues.
In all of its many forms Flying is what we do.
Price, Utah 84501
Welcome to Tavaputs Ranch
Since 1887, our family has focused on building a successful and sustainable cattle ranching operation in eastern Utah. We are 6th generation on the Tavaputs Ranch continuing this legacy.
Today on the Tavaputs Ranch, we welcome guests from around the world to experience our ranching life, as we share with them our magnificent landscape, our ranching history and our Western life style.
While visiting Tavaputs Ranch, capture the breathtaking beauty of our Western landscape~experience our ranching life as we share with our guests a legacy that was started in 1887 by Jeanie’s Great-Grandparents here in eastern Utah on this same ranch.
Our surroundings on the Ranch offer an array of photographic opportunity~scenic splendor with amazing views of Desolation Canyon and pristine Range Creek Canyon. At 9000 feet elevation, beautiful rolling grassy meadows, quaking aspen groves, clear blue skies and our healthy wildlife~herds of elk, mule deer and black bear sightings as they share their home on the West Tavaputs Plateau with our TN cattle herd.
We recognize that living on the Tavaputs Plateau is what many only dream of~wide open spaces working on the land in harmony with livestock and wildlife while experiencing a peaceful lifestyle which our family is so proud of.
The pride in our ranching heritage and performance of our continuing legacy are TWO major factors our family is proud to share with guests that visit Tavaputs Ranch.
Butch & Jeanie Jensen