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Old 05-08-2015, 08:30 AM
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Arrow Anyone Been to Toroweap Overlook?

Greetings!

Has anyone from the forum been to the Toroweap Overlook in NW Arizona?

Myself and two of my colleagues are each planning to rent Wranglers here in Vegas for a day trip to St George, head south on CR-5 (gravel) for the 80 mile drive to the Toroweap Overlook, backtrack on CR-5 to BLM-1004, then take BLM-1004 to Whitney Pockets/Devil's Throat and then back to Vegas.

The roads on Google Earth all appear to be a well-maintained gravel roads but I've been fooled by GE imagery before. Does anyone know how long it would take for the drive from the Southern Parkway/BLM-1069 (CR-5) turnoff near St. George to the overlook? Since we only have the Jeeps for a day, I may need to tweak my route to get back to Vegas in time to return the rentals.

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It would be a very long day. The drive to St. George would be about 2 hours and the run to Toroweap would be another 3 or so. I haven't been there in a few years, but there were a couple of places about 20 miles or so from the overlook where there was a sand pit in the road. I think a day trip there is really pushing it.

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A group of just went camping this past weekend at the Grand Canyon Parashant Monument. It was about 7 hours right at 200 miles (Las Vegas Ann & 215) from my door step to the campsite. It is an easy trail, a bit rocky & bumpy, but mostly good trails and dirt roads. I would highly recommend the trip.
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Can you describe your route to the area?
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Wow, looks like a great trip.
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Made the trip

Two colleagues of mine and myself each rented Wrangler Unlimiteds on Saturday and made the trek to Toroweap Overlook with our families. We came in on CR-5 from the Southern Parkway near St. George. It took 2 hours 45 minutes to reach the rim. We ate lunch, took photos and then backtracked 62.2 miles to CR-101, then continued on BLM-1004.

Our original plan was to continue on to Whitney Pockets but we were running out of time to return the rentals so we took BLM 1299 down the canyon and into Scenic, then back to Vegas. It was raining on top which made the trip down the canyon on slippery muddy roads with OEM tires exciting to say the least. We gave the skid plates a good workout as well.

Needless to say, we had a blast and a JKUR is definitely in my future.
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Can you describe your route to the area?
We went into the trail system at Mesquite and came out at st. George. I was not paying attention to the map or trail numbers, as I was in the middle of the group.

I can say this go with as large a scale map as you can find, a compass, and watch the trails numbers closely. We missed a trail going in and it it cost us about a 1 1/2 hours total time.

With the length of the trip, those who did not bring fuel were below the fuel warning level upon arrival to St. George. I took an extra ten gallons, and finished with 1/2 tank.

Plan on spending the night if at all possible, the stars are worth it, and it makes for a great overnight trip.

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