GRAND GULCH MINE
On one adventure out on the Strip, we linked up with Clay Bundy, a rancher and hunting and tour guide who was raised on the Arizona Strip and actually went to school at Mt. Trumbull School. Meeting him in St. George, we spent a day navigating out to the extreme western end of the Strip to visit the Grand Gulch Mine.
The mine, the old buildings, and huge 1930s vintage trucks that sit abandoned here serve as reminders of the kind of raw engineering might that made America so great. The open-shaft mine is off limits, but the Park Service and BLM encourage visitors to examine the relics that remain just as they were left 60 years ago when this mining camp was shut down. Look to your heart's content, but don't disturb anything and leave only your footprints behind.