NAME: Bullion
CLIMATE: Heavy snow in winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Summer, fall. Snowmobile accessible in winter.
COMMENTS: Up Bullion Canyon west of Marysvale. Visit the interpretive mining exhibits on the way up (printed guide available from roadside marker). During appropriate weather, rent an ATV at Marysvale for a pleasant ride up the unpaved roads -- but be prepared for difficult road conditions during winter and spring!!
REMAINS: Buildings, mining equipment
Bullion City was the first county seat of Piute Co. During its boom in the 1870s, some 2,000 people, virtually all miners, lived there, extracting and milling gold and silver. Despite frequent hopes for a return mining boom, very little mining has taken place at Bullion for a century. The exhibits of mining equipment and descriptions of remaining buildings marked along the unpaved road up to Bullion are exceptionally informative and entertaining. Submitted by: Ardis E. Parshall