Visitors to the historic Arizona Strip can get a glimpse of life in the Old West as well as find places to learn about, and experience its unique Native American, ranching, and mining cultures. Access to the starting point is via Toroweap Road (County Road 109) off Arizona 389, then about 46 miles to County Road 5, and west to Mount Trumbull. The 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.
The best time to visit this area is May-October, as roads may not be passable in winter months. Contact BLM's Arizona Strip Field Office for current road conditions and weather forecasts.