Spring National Monument is an oasis in the desert.
With four springs in the immediate area and what used
to be rich grasslands, this area has long been inhabited.
Ancestral Puebloans and Paiute Indians were the first
people drawn here by the water. Later, Mormon settlers,
attracted by the water and grasslands-- said to have grown
"belly high to a horse"-- called Pipe Spring home and
established a ranching operation. In 1923, Pipe Spring
was set aside as a National Monument to preserve this
rich history. Today, visitors can tour the remains of
this Mormon cattle ranch established in the late nineteenth
century. A fully furnished historic fort, Winsor Castle,
allows visitors to step back in time and relive Mormon
pioneer life. Click here for detailed information on Pipe
Springs National Monument.
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