Come and see! There is plenty to do and space to do it in!
Central Utah’s 275-mile long Paiute ATV Trail, part of which falls in Millard County, is a loop trail with no beginning and no end! It passes through several towns and has side trails leading to others. Dirt Wheels magazine rates the Paiute ATV Trail as one of the 15 best trails in the country. It has been rated as one of the top five trails in the country by ATV Illustrated magazine. Many riders consider the Paiute Trail to be the top in the United States.
Our area was a hotspot of volcanic activity during ancient times. Large and small volcanoes played a significant role in defining Millard County’s topology. Eroded volcanoes and lava flows can still be seen in many places.
Dark Skies, Endless Stars, Amazing and Beautiful Sunrises and Sunsets. The wide open spaces of Millard County allow endless space and opportunities to witness the grander of the cosmos.
“In 1956, while looking for lost sheep on Spring Mountain, George Simms noticed a hole in the ground. The sun was just coming up and illuminated the inside of the hole enough that he could see that it was very deep. He went back down the mountain and got his nephews and they explored the cave for the first time.
What he discovered was a cave like no other.” (source: website)
Located in Gandy, Utah, north west Millard County, Crystal Ball Cave features beautiful formations, walls, floors and ceilings made of calcite crystal. Think giant geode… This cave is truly one of a kind!
Wild horses still run free on Millard County’s west desert.
Notch Peak’s sheer cliff juts up about 3000 feet above the desert floor. It is an amazing site-one of the most dramatic cliff faces in America. It has been called the desert equivalent of Yosemite’s El Capitan.
Joy was settled in 1872 b as the center of the Detroit mining district by Harry Joy ( one of the founders of the Package Motor Company ) and Charles Howard. Significant gold, silver, Manganese and copper were extracted from the area. Today, Joy is a ghost town that contains some remnants of buildings and mining equipment. A single grave is locate near the 4 way intersection at Joy, the grave of 19 year old Matt Evans still remains.
Nine points of interest dot along the Pahvant Valley Heritage Trail intended to engage the public in preservation and stewardship of public land.
Millard County is considered by some to be the eastern gateway to Great Basin National Park. From the sagebrush at its alluvial base to the 13,063-foot summit of Wheeler Peak, Great Basin National Park includes streams, lakes, alpine plants, abundant wildlife, a variety of forest types including groves of ancient bristlecone pines.
This unique rock structure built by a skilled craftsman believed to have been built around the turn of the century, it is well worth a visit to see the incredible structure. The cabin is built in a hollowed out section of a large boulder.
In 1920, Hermit’s Cabin was constructed by Bob Stinson. Upon returning home from World War I, he learned that his sweetheart married another man. Heartbroken, he traveled west. While making his way through Marjum Pass just 45 miles from Delta, Bob’s vehicle broke down. He located a small natural cave in a side canyon. He walled in the front of the cave thus creating the Hermit’s Cave House or Hermit’s Cabin.
Great Basin Museum was established in 1989 to tell our story, the story of Millard County and nearby areas. Our region is rich in cultural and natural history and our mission is to describe and interpret that history in a way that will make your visit pleasant, educational, and thought-provoking. We gage our success by the number of visitors who pass through our doors and so we will do all we can to make your visit to Delta memorable and hope that you soon return.
During a free, guided tour of Cove Fort you can travel back to the days when travel was by horseback and covered wagon, and discover what sort of accommodations a nineteenth-century traveler could have expected.
Take a step back in time and experience Utah’s oldest existing governmental building, Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum. Relive pioneer life through exhibits and artifacts, paintings and portraits, and special events. Tour the 1867 rock schoolhouse and two pioneer log cabins, which are also part of this historic site.
The internment of Americans of Japanese ancestry during WWII was one of the worst violations of civil rights in the history of the United States. The government and the U.S. Army, citing “military necessity,” removed 110,000 men, women, and children from their homes and took them to ten remote camps. These Americans were never convicted or even charged with any crime, yet were held in camps surrounded by barbed wire and armed guards. One such internment camp was Topaz, located near Abraham, Utah.
Travelers stopping at Fort Deseret will have an opportunity to see first-hand the ingenuity of early settlers as they walk through the old mud fort.
Many Mormons see an uncanny resemblance of this naturally carved formation to profile pictures of church founder Joseph Smith. To reach this natural wonder, take State Highway 257 past Old Fort Deseret approximately three miles to a marker. Once there, turn west on a gravel road and travel for approximately six miles to the north edge of the black lava beds. The formation is approximately 35 feet tall.
Located only 38 miles from Delta in Juab County, the Little Sahara Recreation area is one of the few in Utah that is totally devoted to the OHV recreational sport. The whole recreation site is a giant designated riding area. It will take only moments after you reach the dunes that you are suddenly thankful that you have a whip flag on your machine to make you visible to your fellow recreationists as they come at you from every direction.
Millard County, American Legion Post 61 (Fillmore), American Legion Post Legion Post 135 (Delta), and with the help of individual local veterans, have constructed two beautiful monuments dedicated to the brave men and women of Millard County, one in Fillmore outside, and another in Delta indoors.
The Fishlake National Forest in central Utah features majestic stands of aspen encircling open mountain meadows that are lush with a diverse community of forbs and grasses. Hunting, fishing and ATV use are among the most popular forms of recreation enjoyed by forest visitors. A “working forest,” the Fishlake National Forest is managed for livestock grazing and timber management.
This non-Mormon farming town was settled on the railroad line in 1897 about 19 miles south of Delta. It was made up of approximately 10 families and some outlying farms. The water situation was too unstable and by the 1900s the town was no longer populated. All that is now left of the town are piles of crumbled concrete near State Highway 257.
Two different and unique Elephant Rock Attractions in Millard County to seek and find… You’ll have to find the right angles to view these sneaky elephant look-alikes. Can you find them both?!