Bullion Canyon of Gold Trail area -

 

This is Paiute Trail 77 out of Marysvale. There are many historical sites on this trail including the old toll road, the mill site, the Will Tate mine site, the Spanish arrastra (mill stone), Bullion city,  the outdoor museum, the Gibbs cabin, the Bully Boy mill, and Bullion Falls.  A detailed brochure describing these sites is usually available at the trailhead to describe in detail each of these sites for the avid historical buff. The average trail rider can just use our following description to see the most interesting sites.

 

To access this trail area proceed out of the Bullion Creekside Retreat Gate and turn left (west) up the Bullion Canyon Road or head west on Bullion Canyon Road (Paiute Trail 77) out of Marysvale. You enter the Fishlake National Forest about a mile up the road; It is about another mile up the road through Ponderosa and Oak forests that you come to the narrow mouth of the canyon.  On the left, is beautiful Pine Creek.  It is small but fishable along this stretch for native cutthroat and rainbow trout. You may see the fish by pausing on the roadside and watching one of the deeper well-formed pools. the south side of the canyon is forested with thick Douglas Fir and the north side has beautiful aspen and oak stands mingled with steep talus slopes.  As you wind up the stream-side road you will see various old mining sites and cabins along the way. At sign #5, there is an old Spanish Trail era 'arrastra' or mill stone. It is creekside and may be hard to find as the spring floods may move it or cover it from one year to the next.

 

Proceed up the trail until you come to the bridge that crosses Pine Creek (approximately 4 miles from Bullion Creekside Retreat). From here, take the ATV trail that goes right just in front of the bridge. This trail continues up through beautiful mountain and forest terrain. There is one narrow place where a streambed cuts across the trail, but average riders should have no problem. It is about a mile on this trail from the Pine Creek bridge to the end of the ATV trail. You may see Cascade Falls on the top of the south side of the canyon to your left. This is a spring that falls of the steep mountain; it is not the Bullion Falls. Once you reach the ATV trail end, you can park and hike another steep several hundred yards to see beautiful Bullion Falls. Pine Creek falls some 40 feet or so off the steep Tushar fault escarpment. If you are aventurous, you can bushwhack down a steep and somewhat dangerous path to the foot of Bullion Falls.

 

Go back to the Pine Creek bridge and cross it. Immediately to you left, a road switches back and heads up the mountain. This is the start of the Cottonwood loop trail/road which is described in another article. Do not take this left turn to continue on to the Old Bullion City site which is straight ahead on the main road.  You will soon past the old Bully Boy mill on your left. Continue on until you come to a small parking area with some picnic tables.  To the left is a foot trail that winds through an interesting outdoor museum which features a lof of the old mining equipment and tools used in the old mines in this canyon.

 

From here one can explore further up some of the trails until you reach closed gates which indicate private mining company property. To end this part of the tour you can head back down the main road to Bullion Creekside Retreat toward Marysvale or you can go back to the Pine Creek bridge and take the Cottonwood Loop trail.

 

 

 

 

Bristlecone Pine high in the Tushar Mountains

   Bullion Canyon of Gold Trail Information

A bristlecone pine clump high on the ridge overlooking Bullion Canyon

Bryan Burrell overlooking the upper Bullion wilderness area.

Marjon and Ilva at Bullion Falls

 

Bullion Canyon is also known as the Canyon of Gold.

Bryan and Ana in front of old cabin at Bullion ghost town.

Late summer view from Bullion ghost town

There is a self guided outdoor mining museum up Bullion Canyon

Bullion Falls Trail in November.

High on a November Bullion canyon trail

Some of the interesting points of interest are marked in the canyon

Beautiful Pine Creek has a series of beautiful pools along the road.

View of California Gulch from parking lot of Bullion Creekside Retreat

Information sign at Bullion outdoor mining museum.

Don’t pay a little less for a lot less Cabin or RV space

 

Upper Bullion Wilderness AreaCalifornia Gulch viewMike Brown and Mary Fierro
Bullion Cityself guided outdoor mining museumBullion Canyoon sightseeingGuests on High Bullion Trail in winterBryan Burrell up high in winter

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Recap of advantages of renting a cabin at Bullion Creekside Retreat …

 

->  Large, newer cabin new quality furniture, western décor and all the amenities on 8 private acres. No crowds to deal with at this retreat.

 

->  Private and secluded away from town up the canyon yet conveniently close to get supplies or eat out. It is situated in a beautiful mid-elevation riparian habitat of ponderosa pines, cottonwoods and meadows with fantastic open views of the mountains to East and the West.  The Fish Lake National Forest is nearby.

 

->  Many wild animals right around the cabin including chipmunks, squirrels, hummingbirds, native songbirds, trout, mule deer, wild turkeys, and feral peacocks.

 

->  Beautiful wildflower rock gardens.

 

->  Complete playground with tether-ball, foosball, horseshoes, beautiful creek, meadows, and secluded meadows.  Kids can ride bicycles on our  private loop road without worry.

 

->  You can hear the creek from the window and there is no highway noise

 

->  It is only a few yards from the Bullion Creekside Retreat gate to the main trail to Bullion Canyon Falls and direct access to the Paiute ATV Trail and all its spur trails that you can ride to without trailering.  In 4 minutes on your ATV you can be in the prime riding trails west of Marysvale in Bullion Canyon of Gold.

 

->  Jacuzzi hot tub and outdoor eating area large enough to congregate your friends for a barbeque, etc.

 

->  Two large view decks with afternoon and morning shade. Tremendous views of the Tushars to the West and Monroe Mountains to the East.

 

->  Knowledgeable, friendly outdoors-loving hosts that live on-site that regularly ride all the trails in the area  who will  treat you like visiting friends. We can advise on all your outdoor activities, including trail knowledge and fishing.

 

->  Internet access available via wireless network or via our computer in our office.

 

->  Free equipment to loan for local excursions. This includes day packs, full-size backpacks, fishing poles, and snowshoes.

 

->  Two TVs and a DVD player is available for loan in the cabin

 

->  Many locations around the valley have poor or no cell phone reception, however most cell phones get 2 or 3 bars from our cabin deck .

 

 

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Our GPS coordinates are:  38° 25.920'N ,112° 16.071'W

To contact us to rent a scenic family cabin or RV Lot near the Paiute Trail and Marysvale Utah:

 

Bullion Creekside Retreat, LLC.

 PO Box 314, 3305  Bullion Canyon Rd., Marysvale, UT 84750

 

Availability or Reservations: 435-896-7922

 

If no answer call Ana’s cell: 801 254 1740

or home phone: 435-326-4412

 

or E-mail: blburrell @ hotmail.com

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   Note from guest Stephanie Caine and party from Texas:

First of all we want to thank you for your hospitality. Your place is beautiful and both of you are wonderful people. We came to Utah for the first time this year and will definitely be back—to stay with you. Excellent accommodations and wonderful recommendations for trail riding. We ride every year in Colorado and we were all challenged this trip on the Paiute Trail. We all smile the whole way. I am an internet junkie and will give you an awesome review on Trip Advisor. Great meeting you both ! Keep up the good work ! Your place is awesome ! Thank you again from San Angelo, Texas.

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