Warner Valley Dinosaur tracks

FORT PEARCE


Address: Fort Pearce, St George, UT 84790
Phone: (435) 688-3200
Website: http://wchsutah.org/geography/fort-pearce.php

SITE INFO


Fort Pearce was built during the Black Hawk War, a period of conflict with the Ute Indians, from 1865-1868. The 8 foot structure without roof was built to protect settlements and livestock from Indian raids. Next to the fort a large corral was built to hold in their cattle so they wouldn’t destroy the crops. The fort was built by a spring and wash and years after the fort was abandoned it served as a watering spot for travelers and their stock. There are still remains of the fort and is a historic place.

Directions:

From Warner Valley Exit

  • Head East on Warner Valley Road
  • Paved road ends and turns to dirt road
  • Continue for about 5.5 miles and turn right
  • The parking area is about 500 ft ahead
  • Walk up to the Fort

  • Hours

    Daylight Hours

  • Cost

    Free

CONTACT DETAILS



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GLITTER MOUNTAIN


Address: Old Gypsum Crystal Mine, Littlefield, AZ 86432

SITE INFO


Glitter mountain as it is sometimes called The Old Gypsum Mine, or Sparkle Mountain, and is about a 25 minute drive from St. George and is just across the Arizona border. The mountain is more like a mound of dirt that is covered in pieces of gypsum that glitters when the sun is shining and then a large pit where you can see the gypsum in the ground. The owner of the mineral rights has asked that visitors just enjoy the site from outside the pit, but there are plenty of small pieces on the ground for you to take as a souvenir. This is a fun and interesting outing especially for kids!

***Please read this update on site access before going***

Directions:

From Warner Valley Exit

  • Head East on Warner Valley Road
  • Take the first Right onto the dirt frontage road
  • Continue South for about 3 miles to a fork in the road
  • Stay to the Left and continue 1 mile to another fork in the road
  • Turn Right and cross over the dry wash
  • Continue South for .7 miles to another fork in the road
  • Stay Left. This will be Sunshine Trail Rd
  • Continue on Sunshine Trail Rd for 1 mile and Glitter Mountain will be on the Right!

  • Hours

    Daylight Hours

  • Cost

    Free

CONTACT DETAILS


  • Address

    Address: Old Gypsum Crystal Mine, Littlefield, AZ 86432

  • Distance from St George

    Approximately 13 miles


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