"End of an Era" Thompson Springs Things to Do Tip by goodfish
Thompson Springs Things to Do: 4 reviews and 18 photos
Another mile down the road and you'll see what's left of Sego. Originally called Ballard after the rancher who discovered coal on the site in the late 1800's, and then Neslin for the manager of the company who purchased the property in 1911, the third and final name was applied in 1916 by one of its investors. The mines operated under different hands until the mid 1950's, when they were finally closed for good and some of the structures relocated to Moab. Others of the remaining buildings were destroyed by vandals and artifact hunters but you can still see skeletons of the company store, trestles, shafts, storage buildings and few other odds and ends.
The site is heavily overgrown and littered with refuse both old and no-so so pick your way cautiously - rattlesnakes are common in this part of the country - and avoid entering or crawling on unstable areas. The link below provides a nice overview of Sego's history (thanks to Legends of America) to read before you go.
Address: Sego Canyon, Thompson Springs, Utah
Directions: 1 mile from the pioneer cemetery, and 1 and 1/2 miles from the pictograph site. The road could be muddy and may require a high-clearance vehicle.
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