Grassy Trail Creek, Price River Road, Wellington UT, April 25, 2022

Grassy Trail Creek

Price River Road, Wellington UT

April 25, 2022

Grassy Trail Creek

Grassy Trail Creek is a largely ephemeral tributary of the Price River near Wellington UT. Here the Chicago to San Francisco mainline passes along the creek.

The Price River

The Price River is a 137-mile-long (220 km) southeastward flowing river in Carbon, Utah and Emery counties in eastern Utah. It is tributary to the Green River, itself a tributary to the Colorado River.

The river's early name was the White River, but it was changed in the summer of 1869 when LDS Bishop William Price of Goshen, Utah, explored the region and renamed it, making the White River above Colton into a tributary of the Price River. The town of Price was later named after the river.

Wikipedia: Price River

Wellington UT

Wellington is a city in Carbon County, Utah, United States. The population was 1,676 at the 2010 census. The community was settled in 1878 by a band of thirteen Mormons led by Jefferson Tidwell. The town was named for Justus Wellington Seeley, Jr., of the Emery County Court. Many residents commute to nearby Price for their jobs, or work in one of the various coal mines in the area.

Wellington is located southwest of the center of Carbon County at 39°32′22″N 110°43′47″W (39.539476, -110.729667), along U.S. routes 6/191, which leads northwest 6 miles (10 km) to Price, the county seat, and southeast 57 miles (92 km) to Green River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13.3 km2), all land. It is just north of the Price River, a southeast-flowing tributary of the Green River.

Wikipedia: Wellington Utah