Ammon Cunningham on the Golden Spike Historic Site

March 18, 2017
While avid blogger and travel enthusiast Ammon Cunningham considers Utah to be a great place to live, he also wants travelers from all over the country and the world to know that his home state features many of the most impressive travel destinations in the world. One of the most unique travel destinations is the Golden Spike National Historic Site.

Located on the north side of the Great Salt Lake, the Golden Spike National Historic Site is of monumental historic importance because it marks the spot where the first transcontinental railroad was completed. This is where the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads, starting respectively from Omaha in Nebraska and Sacramento in California, joined up. This first transcontinental railroad was completed on May 10, 1869, when officials drove the ceremonial last spike, the "Golden Spike" to mark the milestone. The Golden Spike National Historic Site Visitor Center features several exhibitions illustrating the importance of the railroad in opening up the West to a greater number of people. The site, which was located at Promontory Summit in the Utah Territory, joined together exactly 1,776 miles of continuous rail.

Ammon Cunningham - Canyonlands National Park, Utah

September 24, 2016
Ammon Cunningham is a Utah blogger and avid traveler to many different destinations. He enjoys writing about his travel destinations in order to share his favorite spots with others. When visiting Utah, Ammon Cunningham recommends visiting Canyonlands National Park. While this may seem like another of the best National Parks in Utah to visit, it is unique because of its numerous canyons as well as buttes that the Colorado River has formed over many years. The four districts ideal for exploration are the rivers, the Maze, the Needles, and the Island in the Sky. Be sure to stop and see this natural beauty during your next visit to Utah.