Note: The historic trail goes from Springerville and/or Show Low to St George. Page data reflects a shorter journey from Lees Ferry.
This historic old wagon road linked St. George, Utah with Lee's Ferry on the Colorado River and from there, numerous settlements throughout northeastern Arizona. The route was used for several years by young married couples from Arizona seeking temple marriage in what was then the only "Mormon" temple west of the Mississippi River, hence the trail's interesting name.
Much of the trail is still visible, some of it traversable with automobiles, most of it passable only with 4-wheel drive vehicles, horses, or hiking. Some sections are located on private land or Native American lands. The trail is sporadically marked on public lands from the Lee's Ferry area to just east of St. George, Utah.
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This hike is listed as One-Way.
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
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