Pipe Spring National Monument is situated about 14 miles southwest of Fredonia, Arizona. The national monument is on 40 acres of land that is accessible from US 89A through AZ 389. The property was proclaimed a national monument on May 31, 1923, and is governed by the National Park Service.
Pipe Spring has also been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since October 15, 1966. The Pipe Spring National Monument is protected land because it is a natural spring oasis that has sustained people, animals, and plants through the millennia in this dry desert region.
In fact, ancestral Kaibab Paiute and Puebloans Indians hunted animals, gathered grass seeds, and raised crops near the springs for at least a thousand years. Furthermore, the national monument is also protected land because of the rich Native American, early explorer and Mormon pioneer history.
There are still some historic structures that are associated with the 1870s pioneer ranching operation at the national monument. Besides these attractions visitors to the park can enjoy a lot of other recreational activities including hiking, ranger-guided tours, living history demonstrations, and self-guided tours.
Some of the amenities in the park to facilitate these activities include a visitor center, restrooms, self-guided tour, and an exhibit. Dogs are undoubtedly allowed into Pipe Spring National Monument, like most other national parks. Also like other parks, dogs are not permitted into park buildings, and they must also be leashed when entering into all other areas of the park.
If a dog is not leashed, then it is expected that the dog owner will keep their pooch in a secure enclosure. Additionally, dog owners are expected to clean up their dog’s solid waste and dispose of the poop in the right manner. These regulations are designed to protect the habitat, wildlife, and visitors in the protected lands as much as they are designed to protect your dog as well.