Cedar City, Utah: Old Iron Town Ruins

There wasn't enough iron to keep this old town alive. All that remains are the frames and chimneys from some of the iron smelting buildings.
Address:
Old Iron Town Rd, Cedar City, UT
Directions:
From Cedar City head west on Hwy 56 for approximately 20 miles. Turn south onto Old Iron Town Rd. Travel this gravel road for approximately five miles to the ruins located on the left hand side.
Hours:
Dawn to Dusk.
Admission:
Free.
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Irontown chimney. Old Iron Town Ruins

Off of Rt. 56 in Cedar City is a sign for the ruins of an Old Iron Town. When you follow the road approx 3 miles, it brings you to an amazingly well kept historical area. The frames of many of the Iron Smelting Buildings are still present as well as some chimneys. There are historical markers all over the path that tell about the various areas of the town. There is also a wonderful little nature path to walk around the outskirts of the town.

The main road to the town is usually impassable during the winter months, so plan to take your trip before the end of October or early November.

[Adam Boudrow, 01/01/2007]

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