Pipe Spring National Monument

MODERATE 4 reviews

Pipe Spring National Monument is a 0.9 mile loop trail located near Fredonia, Arizona and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until May.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
160 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

Historic fort, endless plains, steep cliffs, livestock If you're on the road and need an interesting place to keep the suppleness of your legs intact while on the road between Zion and the Grand Canyon, this former Mormon tithing ranch makes a good stop. The trail begins outside the Visitor Center and takes you past fields, livestock pens, and a historic fort that never fired a shot before marching you up a ridge for a panoramic vista of the Arizona Strip. Watch for the telegraph wires that were run by plural wives living at the fort and the Honeymoon Trail, a now faint road that newlyweds took to get their marriages sealed in the St. George, Utah temple.

walking
10 months ago

Neat little historic trail off of the road from the visitors center.

hiking
Saturday, September 07, 2013

Short stroll of a trail. Educational, has signage telling about plants and geography of the area.

hiking
Tuesday, June 04, 2013

scenic driving
Monday, March 18, 2013

Very interesting! Fort was built over a spring in the desert.