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Pipe Spring National Monument

Moccasin, AZ



Pipe Spring National Monument preserves an historic fort and other structures built by Mormon pioneers near a year-round spring in the southern Great Basin Desert. The Monument was established by President Calvin Coolidge on May 31, 1923, to memorialize the exploration and settlement of the Southwest.

General Information

Rates & Fees

Entrance Fee: Per person age 17 and older (Under 16 free). Golden Eagle, Golden Age and the Golden Access cards are accepted for holder and immediate family.

 

 

 

Seasons / Hours

Summer (June through August): Monument grounds and Visitor Center/Museum are open 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tours of Winsor Castle are offered on the hour and half hour from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Winter (September through May): Monument grounds and Visitor Center/Museum are open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tours of Winsor Castle are offered on the hour and half hour from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's days.

Facilities/Features

Programs & Events
Conducted and self-guided tours around the fort and outer buildings, guided walks, exhibits, nature trail and living history demonstrations (summer only).

Food/Supplies
Food service is available at the Monument in a cafe operated by the Zion Natural History Association and at the Kaibab Paiute campground. Additional food service is available in Kanab, UT and Fredonia, AZ.

Accessibility
There is limited accessibility to the Visitor Center, the grounds and inside the Fort.

Geography

Pipe Springs National Monument is located in the Great Basin Desert of the Colorado Plateau, northwest of the Grand Canyon's North Rim. It is 14 miles west of Fredonia, AZ.

  • Follow US 89A to AZ 389.
  • From I-15, Utah 9 and 17 connect with Utah 59 at Hurricane, UT. Pipe Spring is 33 miles east of Hurricane.
  • The closest airport and bus service is in St. George, Utah, 55 miles miles northwest.

Climate

Summers are generally hot and dry,with somewhat mild winters.

Things To Do

Conducted and self-guided tours around the fort and outer buildings, guided walks, exhibits, nature trail and living history demonstrations (summer only).

Camping & Lodging

Lodging

There is no lodging in the Monument. Motels are located in and around Kanab, UT, 21 miles north.

Camping

There is no camping in the Monument. Camping is available 1/4 mile from the Monument in a campground operated by the Kaibab-Paiute tribe. Lodging is available in Fredonia, AZ and Kanab, UT.

Precautions, Rules, Regulations

It is the visitor's responsibility to know and obey park rules. Regulations are designed for visitors' protection and to protect natural resources.

  • Vehicles must park in the lot at the Visitor Center.
  • Be especially careful of the steep, narrow stairways and low doorways in the buildings. Watch children around ponds and livestock.



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Visit Grand Canyon's North Rim Tuweep Wilderness

Cities & Towns

Fredonia, Arizona: 14 miles east.

Kanab, Utah: 21 miles north east.

St. George, Utah: 55 miles northwest.

Hurricane, Utah: 33 miles northwest.

Jacob Lake, Arizona: 44 miles east.

Page, Arizona: 92 miles east.

Parks & Monuments

Grand Canyon National Park (North Rim Visitor Center): 88 miles southeast.

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument: 30 miles north.

Zion National Park: 55 miles northwest.

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park (UT): 23 miles north.

Snow Canyon State Park (UT): 66 miles northwest.

Recreation & Wilderness Areas

Kaibab National Forest: 32 miles south.

Tuweep Wilderness Area: 70 miles south.

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area: 75 miles east.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area: 130 miles southwest.

Historic & Points of Interest

Kaibab-Paiute Indian Reservation: Surrounds the Monument.

Moqui Cave (Kanab, UT)

Heritage House (Kanab, UT)

Daughter of Pioneers Museum (St. George, UT)




 

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