The Heber Valley Historic Railroad's history began in 1899, when trains served the pioneers who first settled the valley. In the early 1970's, the railroad became the Heber Creeper, a tourist passenger train operating on a seasonal basis.Â We now operate as a non-profit organization focused on tourism, education and the restoration of historical railroad equipment.
The Heber Valley Railroad is reminiscent of the typical short-line railway that could be seen in many parts of Utah and throughout rural America during the Golden Years of U.S. railroading. Our goal is to help you enjoy a slice of Americana which has otherwise disappeared. The train ride, depot and atmosphere around the rail equipment, yards and buildings have been designed to be educational to all ages. The Heber Valley Railroad is owned by the State of Utah.
The Heber Valley Railroad has appeared in a number of motion pictures and was featured on television episodes of Touched by an Angel and Promised Land. Our steam engine and ten of our railroad cars have been featured in more than 35 motion pictures over the past 20 years.
Today, vintage and restored coaches are pulled through the beautiful Heber Valley by a variety of diesel electric locomotives. We are also in the process of restoring and rebuilding a 1907 Baldwin Steam Engine for future generations. Our track runs the original Denver & Rio Grande Western rail line along US Highway 189, across the valley floor, alongside the renowned Provo River to Vivian Park.