Visit beautiful Helper, Utah! Experience the vibrant art community, the frequent local activities and events, and the incredible history of this unique area. Meet the ever-popular "Big John," an 18-foot tall fiberglass coal miner, located outside our local library. If you are craving adventure, hike and climb to our famous balanced rock or explore Spring Canyon. History buffs will delight in our Western Mining & Railroad Museum and our beautifully restored, historic downtown.
With plentiful options for outdoor fun and a myriad of art galleries and shops, Helper is Utah's up-and-coming tourism destination. Come find out why we are no longer the gateway to Southeastern Utah, we are the destination!
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the Shadier Side of Helper, Utah
"The history of the town of Helper, Utah, is tied to railroads and coal mining. Back in the 1930s and 1940s, Helper was home to nearly 6,000 people and had a bit of a shady reputation from the spoils of gambling, brothels and bars."
Legends of America
The White Lady of Spring Canyon
"Due west of Helper, in Carbon County, Utah is Spring Canyon, a one time coal mining mecca now filled with ghost towns. Here, along this rugged path, surrounded by mountains, boulders, mining remnants, and and the crumbling remains of once thriving buildings, roams an ethereal white lady."
Girl on a Hike
Gordon Creek Waterfalls
Gordon Creek Waterfall is a lesser-know falls near Helper & Price, Utah. Most people like to arrive here by ATV, however it's a super easy hike that is great for the whole family. You may also see horseback riders on this trail so be careful when turning a corner.