Holden Cemetery Trail
The cemetery in the small town of Holden, Utah, sits atop a hill with views of the Wasatch Mountains to the east and the ranges and valleys of the Great Basin to the west.
Between 1862-1868, town residents built a rock walking trail that climbed the steep grade to the cemetery. The trail was used for transporting caskets from the church below. When a better road was built in 1893, use of the trail declined. It eventually became completely grown over.
125 years later, the trail is now being used again, thanks to an Eagle Scout project and funds for materials from the Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership. In addition to the trail restoration, signs installed along the trail interpret the history of the trail and the town of Holden.
Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership Funds
Leverage of GBHAP Funds
13 to 1
Dear Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership,
Just wanted to thank you for all your support, funds, and interest that you have given us during this loooong process! It has been quite the experience, but looking back, it has been worth every penny and minute that has been put into the cemetery rock trail.
The people of Holden are excited to have this part of our town’s history restored and preserved.