You can also get there by taking Highway 73 west from Lehi in Utah County. Lehi is 18 miles south of the I-215/I-15 interchange in Salt Lake City.
Gold was discovered in the canyon in the 1860s. The name Ophir comes from the biblical Ophir, where King Solomon brought back gold to Isreal.
There are many diversions just off the main road.
A hillside of tailings provided many treasures for the kids to bring home.
It's lose rock so make sure they're careful and wearing appropriate
footwear. They'll be covered in a rust colored dust in minutes.
|The population of Ophir is about 40. Over the years the|
number of inhabitants has risen and fallen, mostly fallen.