Tour Winsor Castle at Pipe Spring National Monument»
We arrived at the park just in time to take the tour of Winsor Castle. Ranger Julie was a great guide…she taught us a lot about the history of the area, but kept it fun and interesting, even for my teen. The highlight was the cold room in the basement with the spring running through it and the remnants of the cheese-making operation.
The story of how this area, which was once a rich grassland, gave way to high desert because of over-farming is a sobering tale…and a cautionary one of what could happen if we don’t take better care of the environment.
The National Park Service has a virtual tour of the fort which you can view by clicking here.
Pipe Spring Posts:
- Pipe Spring National Monument
- Winsor Castle
- Pipe Spring hike (Coming Soon)
Location: 406 N Pipe Spring Rd, Fredonia, AZ 86022
Designation: National Park
Date designation declared: 5/31/1923
Date of my visit: 4/14/2017