Grouse Creek Events
Sage Grouse Strut
Grouse Creek is known for its abundance of
Sage Grouse. During the last few weeks of March and the first weeks
of April, the Sage Grouse participate in their annual mating activities.
Sage Grouse males congregate at mating grounds called Leks. There
can be anywhere from 10 - 200 males at the Leks. At the Leks, the
males strut around, puff out the chests, fan their tail feathers,
and make strange choking noices in an effort to attract females.
(Kind of remindes me of going to a High School dance and seeing
teen age boys trying to get the attention of young girls). Once
a female is attracted, they fly into the Lek and leave with the
male to a breeding ground. There are numerous Leks in the area that
are easily reachable for viewing. If interested, contact the Box
C Ranch for accommadations and a guided tour.
Memorial Day Weekend
On Saturday of the Memorial Day weekend,
the Anuual King of The Mountain Bike Ride will be held in Grouse
Creek, Utah. The ride starts at the Top of The Mountain
between Grouse Creek and Lynn, and ends at the Grouse Creek Store.
Make plans to attend this year. This would be a great event for
scout troops or father and son events. I look forward to seeing
you. Contact Alan
Smith for more information at 801-476-7056
at the Sun Tunnels
At sunset on June 21st, the sun lines up
perfectly between 2 sets of concrete pipes located in the West
Desert just south of Lucin. Each year a small group of individuals
from locations throughout the US assemble at the tunnels to witness
the spectacular sunset shining through the tunnels. The tunnels
were created by artist Nancy Holt and are lined up so the sun
shines through them during the winter and summer solstice. Holes
are also drilled in the sides of the tunnels to represent different
constellations. Nancy was married to the late Robert Smithson
who created the Sprial Jetty (another land art project at the
north end of the Great Salt Lake).
Fourth of July Celebration
Each year on July 4th,
a Parade, Program, Kids Races, Food , Rodeo, Dance, and Ball Games
will be held. If you have never been to a small town celebration,
then make your plans to attend this one. This year's schedule follows:
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Friday - Dutch
6:00 PM Friday - Team Branding
(Books close at 5:00 PM)
9:00 PM Friday - Dance at the Rodeo Grounds
8:00 AM - Early Bird Breakfast
10:00 AM Saturday - Parade -
Program at Church following parade.
12:00 PM Saturday - Kids Rodeo (Sign-up from 11:00 until Noon
4:00 PM Saturday (following Kids Rodeo) - Muley Team Roping (Sign-up
from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM)
9:00 PM - Dance at the School's
RV Hookups and Camping Sites Available - Horse facilities will be
accessible but bring your own feed.
of the Grouse Creek Fourth of July
On the second Saturday of August, decendants
of the Charles Kimber Family invade Grouse Creek each year. Events
include a 3 Mile Run, Program, Kids Races, Square and Line Dancing,
Hayrides and other activities. If you are a Kimber ,or married to
one, make plans to attend this annual event. Are
you a Kimber?
On the third weekend of
October, the annual migration of hunters begins. The town grows
from 80 residents, to over 500 overnight and most of them are wearing
bright orange and hiking the mountains. If you come out to participate,
make sure you sign up for the big buck contest at the store. Be
sure to stop by the store several times to hear the latest tales
of the other hunters gathered there. If your hungry, they may even
cook you up a hamburger or hotdog or you can buy something from
the annual bake sale.
Creek Golf & Country Club