6 lost Utah attractions your (great) grandparents used to visit

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  • Wasatch Al South Jordan, UT
    Aug. 2, 2019 3:04 p.m.

    Saratoga next to Utah Lake was a great family and date site in the 50s. Two large pools, one inside the other outside. Great memories.

    Our 9th grade class party day in 1956 was at Saltair. We rode out there on the trolley train. The roller coaster was so rickety, an employee had to stand on the top of the loop and push our car down the slope. Scary.

    Don’t forget Black Rock and Silver Sands beaches. I drove the sea monster into the lake so tourists could scoop up brine shrimp in paper cups.

    Sad that disinterested government officials and a declining lake level have let all these memories fade.

  • IcemanCometh SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 26, 2019 9:48 p.m.

    Great grandparents, grandparents, yeah right. One could ride the Bridel Veil Falls trans up until the early 90s. Someone in their early 30s would remember riding the tram. If they're a grandparent now ... Yikes.

    That said last time I was at the top of the tram station was in 2006 ... climbed 1000' of waterfall ice to get there, Good fun.

  • carpenter in Montana Ulm, MT
    July 22, 2019 12:43 p.m.

    Great piece! Brought back many memories of many places I visited or remembered from my youth, and I am 61 years old. One correction, the tram at Bridal Veil Falls was designed by a swiss engineer with a Utah native, engineer Marion Clark of Clark Engineering in Orem. Marion was my uncle and his company manufactured all parts and pieces including the gears and installed the tram and mechanicals. Clark Engineering kept it going for years... Steepest tram in the world in its day.

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    July 22, 2019 11:17 a.m.

    I am so glad that I viewed wall arch back in the 1990s when we often went to Moab. I had not heard about its collapse. Moab is still a great destination, though its popularity makes it congested.

    We visited the Park City Silver Mine in the 1990s. It was a wonderful experience, and I'm glad we did so.

    I regret that I didn't do the Bridal Veil Falls tram before its sad end.

    It was interesting to read about these late attractions.

  • Flipphone , 00
    July 22, 2019 9:22 a.m.

    People have destroyed Moan and surrounding area.