Pipe Spring National Monument

The Royal Tour

Pipe Spring National Monument sits at the very northern tip of Arizona. It is small, less than a square mile, but tells the story of much of the American West. This is the settlement's largest building, Winsor Castle.

Pipe Spring gets its name from the natural spring that bubble out from the ground here, though today it is just a trickle. Back in the settlement's heyday, it was enough to irrigate orchards around the area.

The monument pays tribute both to the Mormon settlers who lived here and the Kaibab Paiute tribe, who help to keep their traditions alive in the region.

Hike the Ridge Trail for a view of the entire area. It isn't much, but it was important as a watering stop and a telegraph station.

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