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Escalante-Dominguez Trail (North Warner Valley)

 (2.0)

Escalante-Dominguez Trail (North Warner Valley) image

Atanasio Domínguez and Silvestre Vélez de Escalante were Franciscan priests who led an exploration party trying to find an efficient route from Santa Fe New Mexico, to Monterrey, California in 1776. This expedition was the first time that Europeans saw much of the areas in Utah, Colorado, and Northern Arizona. The attempt was not successful in finding the desired route, resulting in the group heading south through Southern Utah. This marker and others like it helps document the exact path taken by this party.


Rating: 2.0
Aerobic Intensity: 2.0
Scenery: 2.0
Technical Difficulty: 1.0
Distance: 0.5
Elevation Range: 20 ft
Place: Warner Valley
Cost: Free

Escalante-Dominguez Trail (North Warner Valley)

 (2.0)
Escalante-Dominguez Trail (North Warner Valley) image

Atanasio Domínguez and Silvestre Vélez de Escalante were Franciscan priests who led an exploration party trying to find an efficient route from Santa Fe New Mexico, to Monterrey, California in 1776. This expedition was the first time that Europeans saw much of the areas in Utah, Colorado, and Northern Arizona. The attempt was not successful in finding the desired route, resulting in the group heading south through Southern Utah. This marker and others like it helps document the exact path taken by this party.


Rating: 2.0 Aerobic Intensity: 2.0 Distance: 0.5 Place: Warner Valley
Elevation Range: 20 ft Technical Difficulty: 1.0 Scenery: 2.0 Cost: Free

Monument to the Flood of 2005

 (2.0)

Monument to the Flood of 2005 image

This monument stands as a reminder of the flooding of the Santa Clara river in 2005. A combination of warm temperatures, heavier than normal snowpack, and spring rains caused the Santa Clara River to swell to several times its normal size during the spring runoff. Several homes and structures were damaged, including the bridge included in this monument.


Rating: 2.0
Aerobic Intensity: 0.0
Scenery: 1.0
Technical Difficulty: 0.0
Distance: 0.0
Elevation Range: 0 ft
Place: St. George
Cost: Free

Monument to the Flood of 2005

 (2.0)
Monument to the Flood of 2005 image

This monument stands as a reminder of the flooding of the Santa Clara river in 2005. A combination of warm temperatures, heavier than normal snowpack, and spring rains caused the Santa Clara River to swell to several times its normal size during the spring runoff. Several homes and structures were damaged, including the bridge included in this monument.


Rating: 2.0 Aerobic Intensity: 0.0 Distance: 0.0 Place: St. George
Elevation Range: 0 ft Technical Difficulty: 0.0 Scenery: 1.0 Cost: Free

Bloomington Aviation Navigation Arrow

 (2.0)

Bloomington Aviation Navigation Arrow image

This arrow is one of several placed throughout the country in the 1920s as a way of helping early aviators navigate in the absence of radio beacons, aeronautical charts, and radar. This beacon is on top of a hill overlooking Bloomington to the south, downtown St. George to the north, and then Pine Valley Mountain and Zion beyond.


Rating: 2.0
Aerobic Intensity: 0.0
Scenery: 3.0
Technical Difficulty: 0.0
Distance: 0.0
Elevation Range: 0 ft
Place: St. George
Cost: Free

Bloomington Aviation Navigation Arrow

 (2.0)
Bloomington Aviation Navigation Arrow image

This arrow is one of several placed throughout the country in the 1920s as a way of helping early aviators navigate in the absence of radio beacons, aeronautical charts, and radar. This beacon is on top of a hill overlooking Bloomington to the south, downtown St. George to the north, and then Pine Valley Mountain and Zion beyond.


Rating: 2.0 Aerobic Intensity: 0.0 Distance: 0.0 Place: St. George
Elevation Range: 0 ft Technical Difficulty: 0.0 Scenery: 3.0 Cost: Free

Fort Pearce

 (3.0)

Fort Pearce image

Fort Pearce is a quick drive away from the city of Washington over an improved dirt road, and except for immediately after a rain will be accessible year-round. The site was a fort used to protect the pioneer settlers in the late 1800's, and is located along the Fort Pearce wash. This is a unique historical site with much of the structure still standing, making it easy to imagine what the fort was like when it was built.


Rating: 3.0
Aerobic Intensity: 2.0
Scenery: 2.0
Technical Difficulty: 2.0
Distance: 0.1
Elevation Range: 30 ft
Place: Warner Valley
Cost: Free

Fort Pearce

 (3.0)
Fort Pearce image

Fort Pearce is a quick drive away from the city of Washington over an improved dirt road, and except for immediately after a rain will be accessible year-round. The site was a fort used to protect the pioneer settlers in the late 1800's, and is located along the Fort Pearce wash. This is a unique historical site with much of the structure still standing, making it easy to imagine what the fort was like when it was built.


Rating: 3.0 Aerobic Intensity: 2.0 Distance: 0.1 Place: Warner Valley
Elevation Range: 30 ft Technical Difficulty: 2.0 Scenery: 2.0 Cost: Free

Leeds Creek Kiln at the Childrens Forest

 (3.0)

Leeds Creek Kiln at the Childrens Forest image

The Leeds Creek Kiln was built about 1885, and used to create charcoal for use in the silver smelting process. The kiln is in fairly good condition, and represents a unique piece of Southern Utah history. In addition to the kiln itself, there is an interpretive children's forest leading to the area with substantial information on some of the local flora. With some benches, a nice bridge across the creek, and a picnic table this site is worth spending some time at.


Rating: 3.0
Aerobic Intensity: 2.0
Scenery: 2.0
Technical Difficulty: 1.0
Distance: 0.1
Elevation Range: 0 ft
Place: Pine Valley
Cost: Free

Leeds Creek Kiln at the Childrens Forest

 (3.0)
Leeds Creek Kiln at the Childrens Forest image

The Leeds Creek Kiln was built about 1885, and used to create charcoal for use in the silver smelting process. The kiln is in fairly good condition, and represents a unique piece of Southern Utah history. In addition to the kiln itself, there is an interpretive children's forest leading to the area with substantial information on some of the local flora. With some benches, a nice bridge across the creek, and a picnic table this site is worth spending some time at.


Rating: 3.0 Aerobic Intensity: 2.0 Distance: 0.1 Place: Pine Valley
Elevation Range: 0 ft Technical Difficulty: 1.0 Scenery: 2.0 Cost: Free

Bloomington Historical Marker

 (1.0)

Bloomington Historical Marker image

The Bloomington Historical Marker was placed to highlight the historical significance of the area. Located at the Man of War Trailhead right at the intersection of Man of War Road and Bloomington Drive, this monument was placed in 1997 by the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers in commemoration of those who settled the area.


Rating: 1.0
Aerobic Intensity: 0.0
Scenery: 1.0
Technical Difficulty: 0.0
Distance: 0.0
Elevation Range: 0 ft
Place: St. George
Cost: Free

Bloomington Historical Marker

 (1.0)
Bloomington Historical Marker image

The Bloomington Historical Marker was placed to highlight the historical significance of the area. Located at the Man of War Trailhead right at the intersection of Man of War Road and Bloomington Drive, this monument was placed in 1997 by the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers in commemoration of those who settled the area.


Rating: 1.0 Aerobic Intensity: 0.0 Distance: 0.0 Place: St. George
Elevation Range: 0 ft Technical Difficulty: 0.0 Scenery: 1.0 Cost: Free

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