John Jarvie Historic Site

Experience a bit of the Wild West at the John Jarvie Historic Site in Brown's Park, a small mountain valley in the remote northeast corner of Utah. Originally used by mountain men and trappers for shelter in the early 19th century, Brown's Park was settled in 1880 by Jarvie, who operated a Green River ferry as well as a store and a post office. In addition to being a common stopping place for travelers, the area became known as an outlaw hideout frequented by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Matt Warner, Isom Dart, and Ann Bassett, Queen of the Rustlers. Today, several historic structures are maintained by BLM, and the facility is open to the public.

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Green River District: John Jarvie Historic Ranch and Browns Park

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Vernal Field Office
170 South 500 East

Geographic Coordinates

40.89997, -109.17737


From Vernal, Utah (via Clay Basin): head North on Highway 191 for 55 miles to the Wyoming-Utah border. Turn east onto Clay Basin road and travel for 22 miles. After descending into Browns Park via Jesse Ewing Canyon, turn right at Red Creek Road and travel for approximately 2 miles until you arrive at John Jarvie Historic Site.