Park Valley, Box Elder County

Breaking a Horse at the RC Bar Ranch

Park Valley has a strong cowboy tradition.

The town of Park Valley, a mostly ranching/farming community, is located in the valley called Park Valley. It was visited by explorer/trapper Jedediah Smith in 1826. In 1841 the Bartleson-Biddwell party came through on their way to California. William P. (Cotton) Thomas was the first permanent settler after moving from Brigham City, Utah to start a cattle ranch there. The area received its name from the trees which grew along Dove Creek nearby. There is no fuel, food, or lodging available.

Founded: 1869
Named For: the park-like atmosphere along Dove Creek
Location: on Utah highway 30, 91 mi/147 km west-northwest of Brigham City, Utah and 146 mi/237 km northwest of Salt Lake City, Utah
Altitude: 5548 ft/1691 m
Official Utah Highway Map Coordinates: B-2
Latitude/Longitude: 40.16638889 -113.83055556

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