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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This easily accessible old Mormon town is a gem. There is a group who is taking care of this place and it shows. Grafton has historical markers that provide the history of this place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Nightmare to find. Signage tiny and difficult to see. Long, long track with hardly any indication you are nearly there. And then the cemetery appears. Again, no signage to the reconstructed houses. Which we eventually found. ET VOILA! An absolutely splendid, evocative, moving, historic group...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thewhiteheadfamily
Reviewed 27 October 2018

A sad story of a small town. A beautiful area. Near Smithsonian Butte and an old historic bridge over the Virgin River. A short drive down an old dirt road, marked by small brown signs. Cemetery is to the left and the town is to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank wgetz13
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Grafton, Utah, is a ghost town located south of Zion National Park, near the town of Rockville in Washington County. It is said to be the most photographed ghost town in the Old West. It has been featured as a location for several motion pictures,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 September 2018

I have lived in Southern Utah for about 10 years and we are going to be moving next year so I decided to try and see all the things I haven't gotten to over the years. It takes less then 1 hour to get to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank stganje
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Having visited Smithsonian Butte last Sunday, my hubby and I decided to check out Grafton Ghost Town after hearing it from a friend. In Rockville drive on UT 9, turn right onto Bridge Rd, take a right again at the intersection, then follow the signs...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Sally T
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

The dusty dirt road out to Grafton lends itself to the idea of a ghost town, but Grafton itself is not typical of what one might envision as an abandoned ghost town. There are obvious signs of “life” around this ghost town as evidenced by...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 922dlp
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is one of those places where the journey is half the fun! The dirt road was bumpy but my kids got a kick out of that. The signage is really good and the history was explained on the site markers. Neat little stop for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank nikolaik
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

My family and I ventured out of Springdale not to far to visit this ghost town. It was pretty cool to read about its history and see the remaining and restored buildings. Most of the way I Is paved but the last mile of so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Mikez428
Reviewed 5 July 2018

On the main road to Zion keep an eye out for a small sign that says "Grafton." That's where ya wanna turn. After that you'll follow the signs for about 3 miles mostly on unpaved dirt roads. You'll pass lots of cool scenery and end...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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29 September 2018|
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Response from 922dlp | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall there being any big dips in the road. We saw a couple “regular” 4 door cars in the vicinity. It was a drivable hard packed dirt road. The road will definitely be bumpy and you should expect your car to be... More
4 February 2018|
Response from JAZEStopp |
You can walk around the buildings but most of them are locked.
15 July 2017|
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Response from Patti A | Reviewed this property |
I recommend visiting Grafton on your own. There are dirt roads, but they are not difficult to negotiate. There is no entrance fee.