Mountain Biking Utah
by Gregg Bromka (Falcon Guides)
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Reviewed by Bill, Teresa and Jackson Kettler.
Very beautiful area, Located in this area is Fort Pearce which was built along this thoroughfare about twelve miles southeast of St. George near the Arizona border near the base of the Hurricane cliffs. The fort was used for just four years but portions of its rock walls can still be seen today. John D.L. Pearce was the captain of a cavalry troop that were charged to protect the new settlements and livestock from Indian raids during the Blackhawk War. He built the fort at the site of a spring and wash (both of which now bear his name.) At one point in 1865 it was reported that 20 to 30 men were guarding there. For many years after this the abandoned Fort Pearce was a watering place for travelers and their stock.
also within miles of the fort are tracks that were formed When great sand dunes blanketed other parts of southern Utah, dinosaurs stomped through what was then a local floodplain. Evidence of these beasts is found in a series of footprints stamped into a layer of Moenave siltstone. These three-toed impressions left by bipedal coelurasaurids and plateosaurids are considered some of the finest examples of creatures of their age in North America. the area and trails along the trail adjacent to the fprt alson contain several fine examples of petroglyphs and pioneer signatures along the canyon walls dating back to the 1800's
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