Coal Country Ramble

Price, Utah

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The Coal Country Ramble is a 19.6-mile loop with moderate elevation changes. The route makes a “skinny” loop between Price, the Carbon County seat, and Helper, True West magazine’s top western town in 2006. Price, established as a Mormon community in 1879, transformed rapidly in 1883 with the discovery of coal nearby and the completion of the railroad through town. A wave of foreign immigrants came into the area and established roots. Communities along the “coal” corridor, including Helper, Kenilworth, Spring Glen, and Carbonville, sprouted as the mining intensified. Coal mining remains the area’s primary industry; uranium and natural gas are also key to the aptly named Carbon County economy.

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"The Coal Country Ramble is a 19.6-mile loop with moderate elevation changes. The route makes a “skinny” loop between Price, the Carbon County seat, and Helper, True West magazine’s top western town in 2006. Price, established as a Mormon community in 1879, transformed rapidly in 1883 with the discovery of coal nearby and the completion of the railroad through town. A wave of foreign immigrants came into the area and established roots.

Communities along the “coal” corridor, including Helper, Kenilworth, Spring Glen, and Carbonville, sprouted as the mining intensified. Coal mining remains the area’s primary
industry; uranium and natural gas are also key to the aptly named Carbon County economy."

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Price
Distance: 19.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Spring, summer, fall
Local Maps: DeLorme: Utah Atlas & Gazetter
Driving Directions: Directions to Coal Country Ramble

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May 2018