Mount Logan Wilderness
General Trip Planning Information
The Arizona Strip Visitor's Map and other topographical maps and current information can be obtained at the St. George Interagency Visitor's Center, 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah or by calling 435-688-3200. Access to the area is provided by taking the Tuweep Road south from Fredonia, Arizona approximately 70 miles on a maintained dirt road (may be impassable when wet and not passable during the winter at high elevations). Alternate access can be obtained driving south from St. George, Utah to Bundyville and then east to Mt. Trumbull and south to Mt. Logan, some 80 miles from St. George, Utah (roads may be impassable when wet, not passable during winter months at high elevations).
Recreational opportunities include day use, hiking, photography, wildlife viewing (wild turkeys, Kaibab squirrel, mule deer), birding and primitive camping. This wilderness and others on the Arizona Strip District provide excellent opportunities for solitude, natural quiet, and primitive recreation in a forested environment. Best times to visit this area include late spring, summer and fall (April - November, depending on snowfall). Views of the surrounding area north, west and south are superb and vistas as far away as 100 miles into Nevada, Utah and the tributaries of the Grand Canyon can be found.
Climate and Special Equipment Needs
Mt. Logan Wilderness is located at high elevation (6000-7000 feet asl)in ponderosa pine and pinyon-juniper forests. The area is inaccessible during the winter because of snow accumultation (November - March)and roads may be impassable during and immediately after rainstorms because of the volcanic clay soils. Temperatures can be well below freezing during the winter months and in the 80s during the summer. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended, high clearance vehicles are necessary. Two spare tires are recommended.
Safety and Current Conditions
Because the area is remote, no services or facilities are available. Cell phone service will probably not be available. Use of GPS devices without a local map and knowledge of the area is discouraged because GPS may not provide accurate information in this remote location. Be sure to inform someone where you will be going and take plenty of water (minimum of 1 gallon/per person/per day)and food. Be prepared for an emergency overnight stay because you will encounter few humans while visiting this wilderness.