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Mandy G
York, PA136 contributions
I didn't know what we were going to see when we got there. I just happened to see that it was on our way to Zion from Vegas and decided that we needed to stop. I am glad we did! First, we were greeted by a rogue little cow running down the lane. Then we realized just how beautiful the surrounding area is! This was my first time out west to see the dessert areas and it did not disappoint.

You can walk into all of the building except the church but there were stairs on the side where you could look through the windows to see inside. The graveyard was really interesting, there were tombstones made of wood and ones that said "killed by Indians".

This place is definitely worth the tiny detour and super easy to get to from the main road.
Written March 17, 2022
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Susan H
Tacoma, WA2,381 contributions
Couples
This is a really cool ghost town with lots of information about the buildings. It has quite a history (even as a movie set). Being able to walk through the buildings made it even better and gave a real feel for what pioneers lives must have been like. Just looking at the way some of the buildings were built with split logs makes one realize how hard these settlers worked just for survival. Sure wish the walls could talk……
Written November 10, 2021
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lcromeo1
Arizona31 contributions
Family
The Ghost town of Grafton was very neat to visit. Must use GPS coordinates to find it as itis definitely off of the beaten path but offers some of the most beautiful views of the mountains in the area. Was interested due that this area and the schoolhouse in Grafton was used in Redford's Sundance Kid movie. You are able to go in and walk through the houses, but the schoolhouse/church was closed. There is a stoop on the side of the schoolhouse to allow you to view the inside through the window. The historical society that has restored the buildings are obviously still in progress. It's just a self guided tour of the ghost town and cemetery that you pass on the way in. Donation boxes are on site but no one stationed there to answer questions. Interesting history but didn't see any ghosts! 😉
Written August 4, 2020
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Kasey J
Vine Grove, KY91 contributions
Awesome Ghost Town! It was self guided and no one else was there. It had information, and restored buildings available for you to explore. Bring water in the summer time, as it gets very hot and although there is some shade, it is still very hot and can dehydrate you. Also, be sure to follow the road all the way to the ghost town, you will see farms, or other properties on the way. The road is not paved.
Written July 14, 2021
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Hawks2theSuperBowl
Seattle, WA228 contributions
Couples
I‘m a huge US history buff and LOVE ghost towns, so I was very excited to visit Grafton. Note that much of the property surrounding the church and house are off limits, but that you’re able to peek inside the church and can walk inside one of the houses. There’s a sign out front that makes this very unclear, though after checking online, I found that they allow touring of these two buildings.

When we stopped by, there was literally NO ONE else around which was great, though my wife was kind of spooked and opted to stay in the car while I looked around on my own. To be honest, there’s not a whole lot to see, though just being able to walk around an historic ghost town with no crowds was a great experience nonetheless.

There is also a town cemetery with old tombstones from the former inhabitants of Grafton. It’s a short distance from the town, and is right off the main road that you drive down to get to Grafton.

Side note: this is a short drive from Zion National Park. The road to Grafton is an unpaved gravel road which kicks up a LOT of dirt and dust, so we made sure to be mindful and respectful of the people whose property we were passing on the way to Grafton.
Written March 18, 2020
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Kaye N
Provo, UT1,958 contributions
Grafton is where some the bicycle scene from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was filmed. It is near Rockville, Utah and is interesting to wander through. It's not big - there are just a few buildings but there are information signs near the old church. You can make a donation near the church too. Use GPS to get there. Respect the signs on places you shouldn't enter. Not all buildings welcome visitors.
Written October 26, 2020
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Hi-It’s-Me
Boston, MA23 contributions
Authentic. Educational. Lonely. And just a little bit spooky. This ghost town was the perfect afternoon diversion after a long morning hike in Zion. The site was well presented with a handful of buildings that (for the most part) you can fully explore inside and out. The ride to the site is half the fun as you get to leave the crowds from Springdale and Zion behind for just a little bit. It felt like were driving through unexplored territory despite being just a few minutes off the main route.
Written September 5, 2021
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SnooksintheDesert
Palm Springs, CA497 contributions
Honest to goodness "Ghost Town" in lovely part of Utah. Worth a stop & not crowded. Easy walking & good place to grab a picnic. Cell coverage. ingesting history. Old cemetery & well preserved . Recommended
Written July 6, 2020
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Arthe
Kailua87 contributions
Grafton is a ghost town just down the road from Springdale.

We first missed the road as the sign is only visible going to Springdale. The road crosses the river on a small one lane bridge. It becomes a dirt road, but easily traveled by a regular car. At some point, you drive in front of security cameras, even infrared ones. This shouldn't discourage you. After maybe 10 minutes, you arrive at the old cemetery. It is well maintained and one can get nice pictures if into that kind of thing.

Then, we followed the right fork of the road. There is a big hole in it, but not so big that you can not drive a regular car. Following a small cliff on the left hand side, the road reaches Grafton. There are wooden houses on the left, and, just before a left turn of the road, church, a brick house an an older wooden house are behind a gate with a lock but the lock isn't closed. There are interesting signs explaining the history of Grafton and the life of settlers. You can look inside the church and the brick house and visit the wooden house. You can see the marks in the beams from the tools used to cut the wood. You can also visit the most recent wooden house on the left, even go in the basement, sit on one of the porches and imagine what life must had been back then. You can not come close to the first old house. And don't bother driving in the mud to the last small wooden structure after the road turns left, it is fenced.
If it rains or the road is muddy, it might not be such a good idea to visit without a four wheels drive.
Written October 21, 2011
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Robert N
Zion National Park, UT1 contribution
Family
Very disappointed, there were absolutely no ghosts in this town. The reviews we're extremely misleading, I fully expected to see ghosts.. Where were the ghosts
Written August 3, 2014
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