Posted by: DrJay
N 40° 04.305 W 111° 35.678
12T E 449295 N 4435890
Quick Description: 37 foot high cross overlooking Spanish Fork, UT
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 6/13/2007 6:26:05 AM
Waymark Code: WM1P22
Erected in 1981, The Escalante Cross sits on top of Dominguez Hill in the foothills of Loafer Mountain above Spanish Fork, Utah. The cross honors the Dominguez and Esclante expedition. In July of 1776, two Franciscan monks, Fathers Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Silvestre Velez de Escalante, began an expedition to explore the southwestern United States in search of an overland route from Santa Fe, NM to Monterey, CA. On September 23, 1776 the expedition reached the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon. They climbed the hill now known as Dominguez Hill and became the first white men to see Utah Lake and Utah Valley.
To get to the cross, go to the end of the Spanish Oaks Campground above the Spanish Fork Reservoir. The trailhead for the Esclalante Cross Trail is located at N 40° 04.144, W 111° 35.948.
Type of cross: Latin cross
Material used: Metal (steel, bronze, aluminium, ...)
Characteristics of this cross:
37 feet tall, steel girder construction.
Describe the location:
Dominguez Hill, overlooking Utah Valley, at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon in Spanish Fork, Utah.
Year of manufacture: 07/04/1981
Is this cross commemorative ?: Yes
Post at least one photograph of this cross.