Northwest Corner Expedition: Snowville - Grouse Creek - Golden Spike - Corinne Professional Review and Guide
"This is a long excursion into the desert and grasslands of Utah’s neglected northwest corner. While God may not necessarily have forsaken this corner of Utah, Man certainly has. Apart from a handful of isolated ranch communities, the entire northwest corner of the state, from the Great Salt Lake to the Idaho and Nevada borders, is a vast, empty quarter. For about forty years, from 1869 until just after the turn of the century, the main track of the transcontinental rail line passed through this remote desert grassland.
In a peculiar way, the lifeline of the railroad, with as many as ten trains per day and several important rail-towns, meant this empty land was more populous, more lively, and much less lonely one hundred years ago than it is today. Today only the landscape remains, along with a few relics of yet another abandoned project. The two regional attractions for the modern traveler focus on these key elements of railroad history and wide-open spaces. Special attractions include: Great Basin views, remote ranching communities, old Central Pacific rail line, Golden Spike National Historic Site, rocket display at Thiokol, and old Corinne."