The Heber Valley Railroad Authority operates and maintains a scenic and historic railroad in and around Heber Valley (Utah Code §63H-4-106). It was initially created as an independent state agency by statute in 1992. The creating statute was repealed in 2009, but reenacted in 2010 (Utah Code Annotated §63H-4-102).
The Heber Valley Historic Railroad’s history began in 1899, when trains served the pioneers who first settled the valley. In the early 1970’s, the railroad became the “Heber Creeper,” a tourist passenger train operating on a seasonal basis. They now operate as a non-profit organization focused on tourism, education and the restoration of historical railroad equipment.