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Milford is a small city in Western Utah with a population of approximately 1,400 in 2018. It's on the eastern side of the Great Basin, being neither too far from I-15 to the east nor Great Basin National Park to the west.

Understand[edit]

Name[edit]

"Milford" is an abbreviated form of "mill" and "ford."

History[edit]

Settlers established ranches in the area in the 1870s, but the construction of the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad in 1880 brought about development in Milford. A road was constructed from Milford to Beaver, Utah by works from a nearby CCC camp during the Great Depression.

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By car[edit]

Although Milford is not a very large town, those who enter it from the sparsely populated region to the west via State Route 21 will see it as a great, thriving city compared to the lack of development in the surrounding regions. It is also notable for being a farming region in the Great Basin.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

Map of Milford (Utah)
  • 1 Veterans Park & Garden, 485 W Center Street (Intersection of 600 South Street and South 100 East Street). Artificial waterfall and a lawn area with a few trees.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • 1 Brody's Taco, 485 W Center Street (Close to the Oak Tree Inn), +1 435 387-5042. Mon-Fri 10AM - 9PM, Sat 12 - 8PM, closed on Sunday.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • 1 Oak Tree Inn (Travelodge), 777 West Highway 21 (Near State Route 21), +1 435 631-9603. A decent motel close to a restaurant and with a garden area. Also includes a restaurant called Penny's Diner.

Go next[edit]

  • Baker is a small community close to the Utah-Nevada border.
  • The nearby town of Beaver will make you think you are at the foothills of the Rockies; however, you are actually closer to Bryce Canyon.
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