The Historic Dixie-Long Valley, Utah Pioneer Trail

The Historic Dixie-Long Valley, Utah Pioneer Trail (HM1F4D)

Location: Orderville, UT 84755 Kane County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 12.945', W 112° 41.014'

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Segments of the old Indian trails between St. George and Long Valley were used by Mormon pioneers to settle Long Valley in 1864 and for its resettlement in 1871 following Indian conflicts. The trail divided just east of present-day Colorado City, Arizona, the Elephant Trail took a northeasterly route while the alternate Cottonwood Canyon-Sand Ridge trail went more easterly before joining the Elephant Trail after it descended into Parunuweap Canyon/Long Valley. The desert trail, about 85 miles long, traversed deep sand, sandstone ledges and lava faults and was the primary transportation route, including mail and heavy freight, for half a century. It took four days for loaded wagons drawn by horse or ox teams to travel the distance.
HM NumberHM1F4D
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Utah Pioneers series
Marker Number120
Year Placed2005
Placed ByRed Rock Chapter, Sons of Utah Pioneers
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 6:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 350621 N 4120134
Decimal Degrees37.21575000, -112.68356667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.945', W 112° 41.014'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 56.70" N, 112° 41' 0.84" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5000 S State St, Orderville UT 84755, US
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