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A Drive Through the High Country Of Energy Production can be Very Exciting


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The Energy Loop

The Huntington and Eccles Canyon National Scenic Byway is called the Energy Loop because of the coal mines and power plant located along side the route. Electric Lake also is located along the loop which supplies water to the Huntington plant.

The circular loop follows the Huntington/Eccles Canyon Scenic Byways and transports visitors through lush forests, historic towns and incredible scenery. From Price, travelers should take Highway SR-10 to Huntington and take a right at Huntington State Park on SR-31. Ten miles from Fairview is the turnoff to Eccles Canyon. This section travels the Wasatch Plateau towards Clear Creek, and then to Colton. At Colton take a right onto SR-6 and drive down the Price Canyon, through Helper and back into Price.

To experience several chapters in Castle Valley's coal production history, travelers should take the Energy Loop, a circular route that passes several active mines and two power plants.One of the highlights on the loop is the coal facility near Scofield.

The operation's huge storage tanks and a conveyer belt allude to the scope of the mining industry in Castle Valley. At Castle Gate, an informative marker explains the coal industry's history and pays tribute to the miners who died in three major underground disasters.

People traveling along the loop will have ample opportunities to view a wide variety of trees and wildflowers.

Bird watchers will appreciate the opportunity to observe meadowlarks, eagles and hawks. Travelers touring the loop can also stop and picnic at maintained campgrounds or in a secluded groves of aspens and pines.

Spring presents bulging streams, budding trees, melting snow and the promise of renewal. Summer is filled with bright wildflowers, crystal waters and dense foliage. Autumn comes alive with the bright forest colors. The white of snow in the winter contrasts with the green pines.

For more information:

Call Castle Country Tourism at 435-637-3009.



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