Near Corinne in Box Elder County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Big Fill Trail
Although the Promontory Mountains donít look as formidable as the Wasatch Front or the Sierra Nevada to modern eyes, your hike here will show you the toughest grade for a train to pull along the entire transcontinental route from Donner Pass to the Missouri River. This 1.5-mile round trip leads to the Big Fill and the Big Trestle site. The grade is easy to walk-just 1.6 percent-thanks to the limits set in the Pacific Railroad Act of 1862.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 41° 38.231′ N, 112° 29.476′ W. Marker is near Corinne, Utah, in Box Elder County. Marker can be reached from West Golden Spike Drive North, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corinne UT 84307, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The “Orange Special” Wreck (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chinese Arch The Big Trestle (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Big Fill (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Track that United the States (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Last Cut (approx. 0.9 miles away); 10 Miles of Track (approx. 3.1 miles away); Competition 1869 (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corinne.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Big Fill Trail parking lot. Pick up a guidebook at the Golden Spike National Historic Site Visitors Center.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 21, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.