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Near Fredonia in Mohave County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Cut Off By The Grand Canyon

— Pipe Spring National Monument —

 
 
Cut Off By The Grand Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 10, 2016
1. Cut Off By The Grand Canyon Marker
Inscription.  From this ridge you are looking south over the Arizona Strip. This high plateau is cut off from the rest of Arizona by the depths of the Grand Canyon, which lies unseen over the far horizon. Only footbridges cross the Colorado River between Navajo Bridge in Marble Canyon to Hoover Dam —some 220 miles.

Kaibab Plateau
This game-rich upland was the traditional hunting ground of the Paiute people, who consider it the center of their world. The word Kaibab comes from the Paiute term meaning “mountain lying down.”

Kanab Canyon
The rugged canyon you see far in the distance to the east served Paiute people as a gateway down into the Grand Canyon. Kanab comes from the Paiute word for willow.

Once rich grasslands
Imagine the 8,000 square miles of the Arizona Strip covered in native grasses belly-high to a horse, as it was in 1860.

Honeymoon Trail
Look for traces of an old wagon road leaving Pipe Spring below to your right. From 1877 to 1928 many Mormon newly-weds from the Arizona settlements farther south traveled this trail to seal their marriages
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Mount Trumbull
Paiute people called this peak Unikaret, which means “Pine Mountain.” The beams for Winsor Castle and the cabins were cut here and hauled 50 miles to Pipe Spring.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 51.858′ N, 112° 44.518′ W. Marker is near Fredonia, Arizona, in Mohave County. Marker can be reached from North Pipe Spring Road, 0.3 miles north of Arizona Route 389, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located along the Ridge Trail in Pipe Spring National Monument. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 406 North Pipe Spring Road, Fredonia AZ 86022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Remnants of a Frozen Sahara (a few steps from this marker); Boundaries and Fencing (within shouting distance of this marker); Plateau Country Trees (within shouting distance of this marker); Tup' (within shouting distance of this marker); Suh-uhv' (within shouting distance of this marker); Oos'eev (within shouting distance of this
Cut Off By The Grand Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 10, 2016
2. Cut Off By The Grand Canyon Marker
marker); Kwi'-uv (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boulders to Building Blocks (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredonia.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Pipe Spring National Monument
 
Also see . . .  Cut Off by the Grand Canyon. (A National Park Service link for this marker.) (Submitted on May 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Arizona Strip image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 10, 2016
3. Arizona Strip
(looking southeast from trail near marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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