1b - Welcome Information
Established in 1923, Pipe Spring National Monument commemorates pioneer and Indian life on the southwestern frontier. A fresh water spring on the site provided water for farming and daily life to ancestral Indians and Kaibab Paiute for centuries. In 1872 a fort was built over the spring by Mormon pioneers who used the spring and surrounding rangeland for cattle and sheep ranching.
VISITOR ACTIVITIES at Pipe Spring National Monument:
• View exhibits in the NPS/Tribal museum - Allow 1 hour.
• Visit the historic fort, known as “Winsor Castle”, on a guided tour.
Winsor Castle is a 5-minute walk from here. Allow 30 minutes for the tour.
• Tour the grounds at your leisure.
Allow 30 minutes to visit the orchard, a seasonal garden, the East and West cabins, the ponds, and the corrals.
• Hike the Ridge Trail for views of the Arizona Strip.
The trailhead is located on the left (west) side of the fort. The trail is ½ mile long. Allow 30 minutes.
• During the summer months, rangers and volunteers offer daily talks and demonstrations.
Safety Note: Ranch livestock are not tame; keep a safe distance. There are
rattlesnakes and other desert wildlife in the area.