• Pipe Spring National Monument

    Pipe Spring

    National Monument Arizona


Plants found at Pipe Spring


Whipple's ChollaNeedle and ThreadGalletaRice GrassPurple TheeawnAlkali SacatonSquirreltailSpike DropseedSand DropseedPalmers PenstemonDesert Globemallow
Pipe Spring National Monument sits at about 5000 feet in elevation. High-desert grasses once covered the range around the monument as far as the eye could see. Then in the 1860s thousands of sheep and cattle were put on the range to take advantage of this sea of grass. Scarce rain and snow, combined with overgrazing, changed all the lives that had depended on the good grass—for the worse.

Did You Know?

Deseret Alphabet

On January 19, 1854, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints adopted the Deseret alphabet. The new alphabet consisted of 38 to 40 characters and was developed mostly by George D. Watt. It was an attempt to help simplify spelling in the English Language.