Pipe Spring National Monument
Wonderful historic sight with great history and a unique Indian Reservation that shares with white Mormon families and the National Park system.
This gives a glimpse of early pioneer life. A bit out of the way and less crowded.
The National Park Service does an excellent job giving tours here. They explain not just the history of Pipe Springs but delve into the co-existence of the three groups that relied on the springs. The Paiute Indians, the Mormon settlers and the US Government. Ranger Kait, our guide, was incredibly…
“It's absolutely gorgeous! Cedar Breaks is a seasonal must see! The rock formations are very unique and picturesque. In the winter the access highway is often closed due to snow. Absolutely check the road status before you go. It's definitely worth the afternoon to go see. This is one of my personal favorites.”
“Great chance to take a tour and nice visitor center where you can learn the history of the dam”
“Our peak has the best view around at 11,307 ft. From the top, one can see into neighboring states such as Arizona and Nevada. The stone hut on the very tip of the peak was built between 1935-1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps; ever since its construction, it has become an icon on the peak. It not only provides a taste of Brian Head's past, but also a breathtaking view. (Literally, breath taking since it is so high in elevation). Just before reaching the peak, you'll see the Sydney Peak Trailhead, which is the jumping off point for several of the hiking and mountain biking trails in Dixie National Forest, including Dark Hollow, Bunker Creek, Sydney Peaks, Spruces, and Mace's Run. Restrooms are located at the trailhead. *Note: The road to the summit is accessible in the summer and fall seasons only. ”