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Washington County, Utah: Ruins of Old Fort Pearce

Crumbling stone walls in the middle of nowhere, but these ruins do have a well-maintained dirt access road and even their own parking area. Visitors welcome!

Werner Valley Rd, Washington County, UT
I-15 exit 2. Drive east on Southern Pkwy for 10 miles to Werner Valley Rd. Travel east on Werner Valley Rd for 5.5 miles to an unnamed dirt road to the right. Follow the dirt road a half-mile to the parking lot. Werner Valley Rd is a well-maintained dirt road, but should not be traveled when raining.
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Old Ft. Pearce ruins.

Ruins of Old Fort Pearce

Fort Pearce was built in 1865 to protect pioneers that were attempting to settle lands that the Ute considered to be their home. The Fort overlooked a steep canyon that had one of the few springs in the area. The Fort was occupied until 1873, but as never attacked. It is one of only three surviving forts from Utah's Black Hawk War.

[Ronnie, 07/10/2015]

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