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Local Highlights in Carbon - Emery Corridor
Helper Main Street:
The Helper Historic District is a must see destination. The district is bookended with two beautifully restored old gas stations that welcome visitors to the downtown area.
A walk down Main Street will take you past art galleries, antique shops, restaurants, and so much more, all housed in beautifully restored old brick buildings.
Officially known as Utah’s Christmas Town, Helper is host to many events throughout the summer, fall, and winter. The popular Helper Mining & Railroad Museum is also on Main Street – plan a couple of hours for this visit as there is so much to see, do and learn in its many galleries!
Start your visit by downloading Helper’s very own walking tour which highlights the rich history and historical buildings along main street. Round out your visit with a walk along the river – pack a picnic lunch or eat at one of their amazing eateries, bring a tube to float the river, or cast a rod and try your luck at catching some of the fish swimming against the current.
Make sure you stay into the evening as Helper is designated as a dark sky community!
A unique way to experience the charm of downtown Helper https://travelstorys.com/tours/historic-helper
The Helper Museum:
Located on Helper’s Historical Main Street, this museum is a great way to learn about the history of the region. The museum tells the story of people who worked in the underground mines between 1880 and 1950, after discovering vast coal deposits in Castle Gate. Coal mining camps sprang up in the surrounding mountains, and immigrants from over 27 different countries flocked to the area, infusing the cultures of their homelands with their new world. The museum tells of their experience, and holds treasures for young and old alike. Enjoy model trains, themed rooms with real artifacts, views of modern working trains, and a fun gift shop. https://www.helpercity.net/museum
Bo Huff Museum:
A TRIBUTE TO THE ROCKABILLY LEGEND BO HUFF. Custom Cars and Memorabi
Bo Huff is a local legend known for his classic car collection and custom detailing. Though he passed in 2015, the family maintains a collection of his custom cars and memorabilia.
The Bo Huff Garage now serves as a museum where visitors can walk amongst the custom cars still in his collection, explore memorabilia and learn about the rockabilly culture that inspired Bo’s work.
Big John Statue
Local Landmark. This giant statue is a tribute to Helper's mining heritage. Loved by locals, this fiberglass statue has been standing proud in Helper since the 1960s. Big John, named after the Jimmy Dean song “Big Bad John,” is an unofficial memorial to the many minors that lost their lives during the since mining started in the area in the 1890s.
Fun fact, International Fiberglass, who made the statue used an existing mold they had from a Paul Bunyan – instead of the traditional axe of Paul Bunyan, Big John holds a pick and wears the traditional miner’s helmet on his head.
A one-time coal-mining mecca & ghost town, Spring Canyon is becoming popular to outdoor recreation area. Spring Canyon, previously known as Storrs is a ghost town just above Helper, Utah. In 1912, it was purchased by Jesse Knight where he developed a mine and a company town. He named the town Storrs, after the mine superintendent. The name of the town was changed to Spring Canyon in 1924.
By 1954 much of the coal had been depleted and the Spring Canyon Coal Company shut down the majority of it’s operations. Most of the residents left town and only three families remained however, by the end of the year, Spring Canyon was abandoned. Few buildings were removed but the hotel, most of the homes, and the mine offices were left.
You can see some of the old mining remnants still in the canyon. As you reach the top, you will notice a locked gate and the rest of the canyon is private property. Spring Canyon has been known to locals to be haunted and stories have evolved throughout the years, including the popular ghost legend, The White Lady of Spring Canyon.
There is a popular walking trail that follows the canyon and has towering bands of gray and tan sandstone, perfect for climbing and repelling.
Spring Canyon is a great way to get outdoors for a hike or a climb, and if you have a GPS, check out the geocaching opportunities in the area too!