Grafton is a ghost town, just south of Zion National Park in Washington County, Utah, United States. Said to be the most photographed ghost town in the West, it has been featured as a location in several films, including 1929’s In Old Arizona—the first talkie filmed outdoors—and the classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The nearest inhabited town is Rockville.
To get to Grafton, you cross the Rockville bridge built for the National Park Service in 1924 to provide a link between Zion National Park and the North Rim area of Grand Canyon National Park.
I used a Canon 16-35MM F4 L Lens at 24mm, F11, for 1/60th of a second at ISO 250 on my EOS 5D Mark IV camera.
Joseph Berry Grave 1866
1866 Seems to be a Bad Year for Grafton
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6 thoughts on “Grafton Ghost Town Cemetery Sunset”
very very cool! great lighting! great shot
That looks fascinating. We’re going to try again this year to visit the Utah parks. I think we will do it this year! Always love your photos!
Leave the beach. Come to Utah!
We’re going to try!
Yeah, diphtheria was a big child-killer in the 19th century, and there were some nasty epidemics in the late century. It also affected horses. Scarlet fever, too.
I do wonder about that swing accident that killed two teens. How high was that swing?
I am wondering about that “swing” as well. Will see if I can find anything.