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Cove Fort
In 1867, Brigham Young asked Ira Hinckley to build a fort at Cove Creek. The Black Hawk War had not yet ended, and travelers needed a safe stopping point and a refuge from the elements. This spot, while geographically isolated, helped to provide a safe location and stopping point for two stage lines and countless travelers over the years.

The walls are 18-18.5 ft. high, 100 feet long, and were made of materials from the surrounding countryside. In this case, volcanic rock and a dark limestone. The fort took approximately seven months to build. It is located at an elevation slightly over 6,000 ft.

Visitors today are treated to free tours, and have a rare opportunity to take a glimpse into the past. The fort has been restored to show conditions much as they were in the 1860s and 1870s. Visitors can also learn about early frontier life and how the pioneers survived in this isolated region.

Location: Southern Utah, close to the junction of I-15 and I-70. It is approx. 2 miles south of Exit 135 (1-15) halfway between Beaver and Fillmore.


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