From the very beginning, Farson has been a place for travelers to stop and rest. The Big Sandy Pony Express Station was located in the area. Now, the Farson Mercantile is an oasis for those who love ice cream. It has been renowned as the “home of the big cone” state wide. 

The town of Farson was named for John Farson, who funded an irrigation project for Eden and Farson which allowed the area to thrive. 

Farson sits in high desert country, which provides several opportunities for recreation.  In just a short drive you can see wild horses, the Killpecker Sand Dunes, historic markers from the Pony Express, Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail and petroglyphs. 

Population: 325 
Elevation: 6580

Sweetwater County Travel & Tourism