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Welcome to Pipe Spring National Monument
Welcome to Pipe Spring National Monument

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 45 minutes to 1 hour 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, interns, 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.

Last updated: January 17, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Pipe Spring National Monument
HC 65 Box 5
406 Pipe Springs Road

Fredonia, AZ 86022


(928) 643-7105

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