Our Field Station - Ephraim

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Ephraim is a small rural Mormon community located in the Sanpete Valley of central Utah with a population that has grown from a population of ~2,000 to over 6,400 in recent decades, becoming the largest city in Sanpete County.  The town is approximately a one-hour drive from Provo and a two and half-hour drive from Salt Lake City.  Ephraim has maintained a quiet, rural environment, with the economy of the town, and the Sanpete Valley in which it lies, based mainly on agriculture and animal husbandry (sheep, turkeys, and cattle).  In town there is a public library, a bowling alley, movie theaters, and grocery, drug, and hardware stores.

Medical Services:  There is a medical clinic in town, and hospitals are nearby in Mt Pleasant, Gunnison and Nephi.

Recreational Facilities: 

  • Snow College: swimming pool, weight room, tennis courts, track, baseball diamonds.
  • Palisade Lake State Park (15 miles south): camping, swimming, and a 9- hole golf course.
  • Ephraim Canyon and Manti Canyon: camping and fishing.
  • Recent student recreational trips during field camp have included: river rafting; pontoon boating; visits to Arches and Zion National Parks; climbing Mt. Nebo (5,000′ climb to the highest point in central Utah); collecting trips to west-central Utah for trilobites and topaz; visits to Salt Lake City; Nephi Rodeo.

 

Read more about Ephraim here