Warner Valley

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Saint George, Utah (Washington County)
Last Updated: 10/17/2021

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Warner Valley Road is considered a historic gateway to many different off-road routes within southern Utah and the Grand Parashant National Monument. The route travels around the southern perimeter of the Sand Hollow State Park area. You'll easily have access to numerous primitive campsites and the 4x4 trails that crisscross this unique and very colorful landscape. The trail has numerous points of interest along the way, including Fort Pearce. The forts 7-8 foot walls are divided into two rooms and are part of the National Register of Historic Places. The small structure is one of only three remaining stone guard posts built during Utah’s Black Hawk War. This war was a period of intermittent raiding between 1865 and 1870, during which the Ute Tribe, led by Chief Black Hawk and other Native American allies, attempted to drive the Mormons from the Ute traditional homelands. The site was selected in the spring of 1866, above the only natural spring for miles. Fort Pearce Wash was a primary route for Ute-Navajo horsemen who traveled to raid the livestock herds and settlements within the St. George Basin. Be sure to leave time for visiting the other highlight within Warner Valley, Dinosaur Tracks, where approximately 400 dinosaur tracks and footprints can be found. Some of the tracks are well preserved, displaying toe pads and claw marks of the large Eubrontes and smaller Grallator.
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