Things to do in Milford Utah
The Historic Milford Hotel - While traveling through Milford Utah to explore the many outdoor activities around the area you couldn't help but notice this grand old building. It appeared it was open as there was a lot of activity around the building. Being very curious we stopped by and our luck paid off as we began to talk with the current owners of the hotel; Bryon Mccarty, Brent and Lynn Severson, and Joy Tomlin.
Frisco Ghost Town & Cemetery - Located at the base of the San Francisco Mountains is the remnants of the Frisco mining town. Born in 1875 after the discovery of pure Silver, the Frisco mining town sprang up in a matter of weeks and became the west’s most toughest mining camp. Murders were a daily occurrence, and history claims that an average of 12 men per night were killed.
Rock Corral Recreation Area - Mineral Mountains Utah - The Rock Corral Recreation Area is located on the west side of the Mineral Mountain Range. Towering from the desert floor are spectacular granite peaks and enormous standing rocks with Granite Peak being the most notable feature in the area. Granite Peak rises 9,771 feet above sea level and has several times been proposed to be set aside as a wilderness area.
Newhouse - Located 30 miles west of Milford Utah is the old ghost town of Newhouse. Although this area was inhabited as early as 1870 the town never amounted to much until 1900 when Samuel Newhouse purchased the Cactus Mine. Newhouse had a dream to establish a model city for his miners and their families.
Smokey Quartz and Fledspar Crystals - The Mineral Mountains, located in Beaver County, make up the largest exposed plutonic body in Utah. Rock compositions range from quartz monzonite in the northern half of the pluton to granite around Rock Corral Canyon in the south.