People Used To Flock To This Tiny Utah Town To Mine Silver In Sandstone
By Courtnie Erickson|Published February 06, 2023
From Southern Utah to the Panhandle in Idaho, Courtnie Erickson has lived in what she believes are the best (and the most beautiful!) areas in the country. She graduated with a journalism degree from Utah State University and has more than 15 years of professional writing experience. You’ll likely see her with a Dr. Pepper in her hand and a pair of running shoes on her feet. Courtnie is a writer and editor at OnlyInYourState.
There are small towns all around Utah with a unique history but one that is often forgotten is the history of Silver Reef. In the late 1800s, people flocked to this mining town to strike it rich. Unfortunately, however, this wealth didn’t last long and today, Silver Reef is a ghost town with a few attractions that are certainly worth checking out.
Have you ever been to Silver Reef? What did you think of this ghost town in Utah? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments. You can also learn more about Silver Reef, including its buildings and museum, on the Silver Reef website.
Do you enjoy checking out ghost towns in Utah? If so, make sure you plan a visit to Widtsoe, a ghost town in Garfield County.
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