Mt. Trumbull Scenic Loop

"Where the West Stays Wild"

With a spirit of adventure, Arizona Strip visitors can get a glimpse of the Old West and find places to learn about and experience Native American, ranching, and mining cultures.


Take the Toroweap Road (County Road 109) that branches off of Arizona 389, eight miles west of Fredonia.   Follow the dirt road about 46 miles to County Road 5, a fork in the road.   Turn right, heading west to Mount Trumbull.   After about six miles you will reach Nixon Flat.   From Nixon Flat you may return the way you came or continue west on County Road 5 down the Hurricane Cliffs, through the old townsite of Mt. Trumbull and north to St. George, Utah.


Mount Trumbull Trail climbs an abrupt 1,000 feet to the southern rim of this basalt-capped mountain in 1.5 miles. Although the summit is only one mile from this virgin ponderosa rim area, no trail exists to the top. Route finding skills and/or a compass are essential for those not accustomed to off-trail travel in forested areas. The summit is reached on the northern edge of the basalt flow.

Best Season

May - October. Roads may not be passable in winter months. It is advised that you contact BLM's Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument or the National Weather Service for current road conditions and weather forecasts.



In case you encounter unexpected trouble: 

  • Nearest Hospital: Kane County Hospital, Kanab, UT
  • Nearest Law Enforcement: Mohave County Sheriff


  Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument 
345 East Riverside Drive
St. George, UT 84790-6714
Phone: (435) 688-3202
Fax: (435) 688-3258
Monument Manager: Mark Wimmer
Hours:  7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Saturday