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National Trek: Bear River Bird Refuge & Golden Spike Re-enactment

Join us for this trek to Box Elder County in northern Utah, traveling with folks who love history, laugh a lot and have a great time together is the only way to go!


  • 8:00 A.M. Depart the Sons of Utah Pioneers National Headquarters in Salt Lake City by deluxe motor coach. Traveling north, we can make pre-arranged pick-ups along the I-15 corridor.
  • 9:30 A.M. Arrive at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Visitor Center. We drive the 12-mile loop with a narration to view thousands of birds that come to this oasis in the dessert each year. Fresh water and salt water meet here. Bring your binoculars or, if you don’t have any, check out a pair from the Visitors Center.
  • 12:00 P.M. Depart the Bird Refuge and enjoy an included sack lunch while traveling to the Golden Spike National Historic Site.
  • 12:50 P.M. Arrive in time to witness the Jupiter and the 119 Engines steam into place. Today members of our group will be the players to re-enact the 1869 driving of the golden spike that completed the transcontinental railroad. The men will be supplied with appropriate attire and scripts for the speaking parts. Ladies, who want to participate, may bring bonnets, umbrellas, long skirts or other attire to be in a great photo, which will be published in the Trailmarker. We enjoy an excellent film at the Visitor Center.
  • 4:00 P.M. We have an included chicken dinner at the famous Maddox Restaurant in Brigham City. With full tummies, we review the events of a fun day, as we travel south toward Salt Lake City.
  • 7:00 P.M. We arrive back at the Sons of Utah Pioneers National Headquarters.

COST: $80.00 per person (SUP membership not required; children must be age 12 or over) SUP Members get a 10% discount ($72 per person.) Group size is limited to 50 passengers.

INCLUDES: Motor coach transportation, park admissions, sack lunch and Maddox chicken dinner

RESERVATIONS: Book on the SUP website in “the store” OR call SUP Headquarters 801-484-4441