Welcome to the Carbon Corridor, a land as diverse as its people. You will find adventure at every turn. From mountain peaks to sun-swept deserts, the Carbon Corridor has it all. The Carbon Corridor is located in Southeastern Utah and includes Carbon and Emery Counties.
We are in close vacinity to the San Rafael Swell, Nine Mile Canyon, Goblin Valley, Scofield, Huntington, and Millsite State Parks, and the Manti LaSal National Forest. You can hike, bike, ATV, 4-wheel, camp, fish, and hunt in our mountains and deserts. You'll also find dinosaur sites, museums, ancient Native American rock art, railroad and mining history, ghost towns, winter activities and year round events at our state of the art facilities, and events and activities.
Surrounded by natural sandstone bluffs and shale cliffs, the Carbon Country Club is an 18-hole championship golf course open to the public. With the Price River running through the front nine and hidden Indian rock art above the 18th fairway, this course is a complete experience for all golf enthusiasts. The Green River State Park Golf Course is a 9-hole course winding through cottonwood trees surroudning the Green River State Park.
The Millsite Golf Course near Ferron is a par 36, 3000-yard course that follows the hills and natural terrain surrounding the Millsite Dam. The course contains impressive elevation changes, colorful cliffs and foreboding vistas along with some highly challenging holes. This golf course is a study in contrasts with its state-of-the-art greens and fairways against rocky peaks and craggy roughs designed exlusively by Mother Nature.
Vast and still, Nine Mile Canyon is an echo of ancient civilizations that once littered the landscape. It is estimated that ten thousand distinct archeological sites can be found here, making Nine Mile Canyon the largest collection of ancient rock art in North America. Visitors are welcomed and encouraged to photograph, sketch or otherwise record the area, always remembering to help preserve this legacy by not touching any of the carvings.
The San Rafael Swell is a vast, untamed wilderness area with several natural and historic features that constantly pull visitors to the area. The scenic "Little Grand Canyon" as seen from the Wedge Overlook is a thrill with deep rock chasms, a winding river and high weather beaten plateaus. From hikers to photographers, geologists to kayakers, this area evokes something special and ancient for those who bask in its mystery and heritage.
Winding past the area's many coal and methane mines, the The Energy Loop Scenic Byway is an all-seasons haven for anyone looking to get away from city life. Bird watchers can find meadow larks, eagles and hawks, as well as the multitude of migratory birds passing through the Carbon Corridor. Visitors can camp in developed areas or in secluded groves of aspen and pines far from civilization. As the seasons pass the scenery of The Energy Loop goes through dramatic changes, offering distinctly different attractions and adventures with each change in the weather.
More specific yet still very large, the Dinosaur Diamond National Scenic Byway stretches across 650 miles of highway and side trips. Along this road visitors can visit fossil and archeological sites, enjoy the history of discovery and learn more through museum visits.
The College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum offers extensive dinosaur and archelogical exhibits of bones and Native American artifacts not to be found anywhere else. It is the only rural museum in Utah to be accredited by the National Association of Museums. Children can perform their own digs in the Discovery Room while adults take in the magnificent artwork featured in the Museum Gallery.
See real dinosaurs at the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, an active site still adding to the 30 complete skeletons, 12,000 individual bones and many dinosaur eggs that have already been discovered here. At least 70 different animals and 14 separate species are represented.
The San Rafael Swell is ripe with history, recent and ancient. The Museum of the San Rafael in Castle Dale documents the geologic, animal and plant life of the area along with Indian artifacts and history. At Emery Pioneer Museum, also in Castle Dale, glimpse into the past at the hardy, dedicated farmers and ranchers who sought their living from an unforgiving land.
In Green River, the John Wesley Powell River History Museum tells the story of the people who dared to explore and chart the Green and Colorado Rivers. Featuring exhibits of fine desert art, the museum explains the many geologic wonders of the area.
Helper, Utah's Western Mining and Railroad Museum, housed in the historic Old Helper Hotel, has exhibits on everything from a simulated coal mine, to the mining camps and the immigrants who lived in them, to artifacts of the steam engine era.