Mount Trumbull Loop - Main Street Section

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Located in northern Arizona, within a vast area known as the Arizona Strip, the Mount Trumbull Scenic Loop is a picturesque drive through the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument that takes drivers through nearly every aspect of terrain the monument offers. Cutting through the desert, shrubland, and montane habitats, drivers are rewarded with picturesque views of deep canyons, vast valleys, lonely buttes, and 8,000-foot mountains.

Main Street is the western section of the CR 5, Mount Trumbull Loop, traveling between Wolf Hole Valley and the Mount Trumbull School House, essentially connecting St. George to Mount Trumbull. This is the primary access road for those visiting the Mount Trumbull School House and the Whitmore Overlook. The Mount Trumbull School House is a historic replica of the 1918 schoolhouse that served as the school, town hall, church, and community meeting place for the local homesteaders until 1966, when it was shut down. The original building burned down due to arson but was rebuilt to its original specs in 2001 with the help of volunteers. At the schoolhouse, you will find many relics of the past, informational signs, and a public outhouse. The road through Main Street Valley has a well-maintained, hard-packed gravel and clay surface, is multiple vehicles wide, and is suitable for any vehicle in dry conditions. After mild rain, the clay sections of the road become impassable for a few hours, while a heavy rain event can make the road impassable for days.