Pipe Spring National Monument, Fredonia

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  • We were out exploring and decided to stop in for a visit. Staff were from the local Paiute tribe as this is a location they share with the National Park Service. We are accustomed to one of us watchin...  more »
  • This spot on the road could be easily passed, but DON'T. This spring / oasis was a native American hotspot. & then some Mormons got the idea to take possession. Pipe Spring N M captures the history of...  more »
  • We pass by this monument quite often in the area but never stopped by until this last trip and boy are we glad we did! It's a National Monument about Mormon settlers on the Kaibab Indian Reservation. ...  more »
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  • This place is a lot of fun! Kids can get their junior ranger badge and you can stamp your national monument passport. The history is interesting and doing the tour is definitely worth it since you can't see the fort without it. The tour is a little rough if you have young kids because they want to be running around not hearing about history. The Rangers and guides were friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely with a look.
  • This was a pleasantly unexpected surprise. Just a small national monument on the way to the Grand Canyon, but it is packed with things to do and see. The museum inside the building has plenty of high-quality exhibits and things to look at, and the fort and farm outside are awesome. There are even live animals. The staff is very knowledgeable and able to answer questions. Definitely worth a visit with the family.
  • Small fort and grounds was interested in to learn the history of the native Americans and the Mormons here. Winter they close at 5pm
  • We pass by this monument quite often in the area but never stopped by until this last trip and boy are we glad we did! It's a National Monument about Mormon settlers on the Kaibab Indian Reservation. As a native Utahn, I found it incredibly refreshing to see a "Mormon History" site that is not interpreted through the Mormon lens. This is mostly from the view of the Kaibab Indians and gives a painful yet truthful history of the area, how Mormon settlers used control of water and cattle grazing to steal lands and essentially kill off a people. Tough history that is important and relevant today as Bears Ears is hotly discussed by local descendants of settlers and native Americans. It is worth taking the tour to hear all the details and seeing inside the fort. I really really am glad we went here and I actually have been recommending it to all my friends and family.
  • Pipe Spring NM is located near Fredonia, AZ about 45 miles east of Hurricane, UT. It showcases the conflict between the local Kaibab Piaute Indians and the arriving Mormon settlers (1850's) and their struggle for water. For centuries, Pipe Spring was a life-saving oasis for the native people of the northern AZ strip (north of Grand Canyon). With Mormon settlers building a settlement at Pipe Spring, the struggle for water intensified. The museum on-site tells the story of the people who used Pipe Springs in order to survive: the Ancestral Puebloans, the Kaibab Piaute and the Mormon settlers. Also located here is the Winsor Castle (tours available) and other historic buildings and grounds. The museum is located in the visitor center.

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