14-Feb-2005 -- I met Cheryl in Las Vegas for a square dance weekend. We decided to take a couple extra days to take advantage of being in the area and go explore Southern Utah. Our exploration included a couple of confluences, a geodashing dashpoint, and of course the two major national parks, Zion and Bryce.
One of those confluences was 37N 113W. As noted by most of the earlier visit reports, this is one of the easiest confluences I’ve visited. It is on the Utah/Arizona border between the adjoining towns of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona. The confluence is just a few yards south of Uzona Avenue and about 100 yards west of Highway 59 in Utah and 389 in Arizona. We parked on the south side of Uzona Avenue and walked the few yards to where the GPSr registered all zeros (photo #5). There is nothing particularly remarkable about the location except, perhaps, for the history of the communities it separates that is noted in earlier reports. It didn’t really dawn on me that the history of polygamy continues even now until we spoke with several local residents later when we visited Pipe Spring National Monument a few miles southeast of there. Photo #1 looking south shows the typical Arizona desert landscape. The service station across Uzona Avenue is seen in photo #2. Photos #3 and #4 are looking east and west respectively.