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Old 08-22-2011, 06:39 PM
 
Location: St George Utah
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I love exploring the region -- both the communities as well as the rugged, rural areas, and lately I've been reading-up about the Mt. Trumbull & Mt Logan areas, in the 'Arizona Strip' about 30 miles S of St George in the Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument area.


I've got decent BLM maps, GPS, two-way radio & emergency supplies, but what I do NOT have is a good 4WD vehicle with off-road tires & high clearance.

What I do have is a brand-new all-wheel drive 'crossover' vehicle with street tires & average ground clearance. I sure don't want to get stuck, a flat tire way out there in the boonies, or my new car beaten-up. I've gone on plenty of hard-packed dirt roads without getting too nervous, but the loose sand ones scare me now (I have been stuck in the distant past, and that was with a 4WD!). I will have innocent little doggies waiting at home for me, so I can't afford to be stuck way out in the middle of nowhere for 6+ hours.

If anyone is familiar the drive from the St George area out to the Mt Trumbull area (& other landmarks around there, such as Tuweap/Toroweap, Mt Dellenbaugh & Mt Logan), I'd love to hear what you have to say about the road(s), and any interesting things you've seen out that way.

I've read that there was a large mining operation, finally shut-down in 1958, in an area called Grand Gulch, and I'd love to see that too, since I've found some historic photos of it.


So, just trying to start gathering some intel, from people who have been there & done that, about what all there is to see (I'm primarily interested in 19th & 20th century human history), and what the roads are generally like.

I'd be going after the temps start to cool off, but before the rainy season.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:42 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Might want to check with these folks.

Pine Valley Ranger District (435) 652-3100
196 East Tabernacle Room 40
St. George, UT 84770
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:48 PM
 
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Depends on how much rain there has been. If its rained a lot it might be iffy otherwise its a fairly well maintained road.
There was about a 2 mile stretch that is kinda rough but other than that its a nice drive.
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:37 PM
 
Location: St George Utah
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Thanks for the info!
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