Sunshine Loop

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The Sunshine Trail was created by the first Mormon settlers in the region. They used sections of this loop to transport timber from Mount Trumbull to the south. This loop is an easy way to get out into the Arizona Strip to enjoy the colorful rock formations, hunt for crystals, or take an easy drive ...Read More
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Highlights of Sunshine Loop

Desert Category IconDesert
Overland Category IconOverland
Rock Category IconRock
Scenic Category IconScenic
Wash Category IconWash
Highest Elevation
4876 ft
Shape of Trail
Loop
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
1035, 1996, 2001
Nearest Town
Saint George
Nearest Services
Saint George
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Arizona Strip Field Office

Overview

The Sunshine Trail was created by the first Mormon settlers in the region. They used sections of this loop to transport timber from Mount Trumbull to the south. This loop is an easy way to get out into the Arizona Strip to enjoy the colorful rock formations, hunt for crystals, or take an easy drive through a picturesque desert landscape. The loop combines numerous BLM trails that travel through and above several canyons with vertical rocky cliffs. Because of rains and the lack of trail maintenance, the route has changed over the years. The Arizona Strip is a vast arid region north of the Grand Canyon. Within its nearly 3 million acres, you will enjoy a variety of colorful landscapes and climates. To this day, the difficulty of crossing the Canyon continues to isolate the Arizona Strip from the rest of the state. Despite that fact, the area has played an important role in the natural and cultural history of the Grand Canyon State. Artifacts dating back more than 8,000 years indicate how long human habitation has been on this harsh landscape.

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68 Trail Photos
5 Trail Concerns
5 Community Reviews
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