We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cove Fort

I-70 and I-15, UT
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #10 of 743 Attractions in Utah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Cove Fort was used as a Stagecoach Way Station and Pony Express station.
Write a Review

187 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    166
    20
    1
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Saint George, Utah, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Cove Fort continues to be a welcome stop for travelers enroute from Southern Utah to Northern Utah. In former years weary travelers stopped for a night's rest and a good meal. Today a beautiful picnic ground, fabulous living history tour and helpful friendly volunteers make it a welcome stop as we travel the I-15 corridor. Just minutes from the freeway,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Provo, Utah
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Staff was very friendly with great stories about this pioneer way point in the desert of Utah. The location is set back off the interstate and is easy to get to by following the signs from the interstate. It is a great place for a quiet stroll and take in early pioneer life in Utah.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was a highlight on our trip! You can spend as little as 10 minutes to 2 hours. Nice picnic area. Cleanest bathrooms on the road. I learned nspiring stories of hard working pioneers . I loved the quilts the most.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Provo, Utah, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The first thing that impressed me about Cove Fort was the quiet setting where it is located. It is a quiet, peaceful place nestled among the high mountains of South Central Utah. The second thing that impressed me were the missionary couples who conduct tours. They are kind, friendly, and personable. I learned a lot about Mormon pioneer heritage during... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hookstown, Pennsylvania
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Located not far from I15 south of Salt Lake City, the Cove Fort is well maintained with Mormon guides anxious to show the fort built on the orders of Brigham Young. A must see.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kent, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Well preserved and interesting. You can watch a movie about the history, but you can look in each room of the fort as well. Definitely worth stopping by on your way through Utah.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Take a step back in time to see how the pioneers settled and prospered. The gardens are simply amazing. Staff was friendly and informative about all aspects of pioneer daily life.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gilbert, Arizona
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a very impressive restoration of an 1870's historical site. The site is pristine and is very authentic to the period. You can spend as little as 30 minutes or as much as 90 minutes. I've been to lots of "historical" sites and this is one of the best. It was amazing some of the things we learned about... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stopped here on our way back home from a wedding and really enjoyed how well this is put together and presented. Even our reluctant teenagers enjoyed it. Our tour guide was excellent.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Springville, Utah
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Over the years I have passed Cove Fort and have never stopped, thinking some day I will. I finally did and it was worth it. The hosts were very knowledgable and helpful. The fort is worth seeing.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Cove Fort also viewed

 
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
 

Been to Cove Fort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cove Fort, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing