Trip Report - Oct 28, 1995 - Jack Parsell
Hike N and a little W in the wash a little more than 1 1/2 miles to the UT fence line. Follow the fence line W about 2 to 3 miles depending on where you hit the fence on the first leg of your hike. A rough trail on the AZ side of the fence goes up and down the banks of several dry washes. Initial Mesa will be on your right, 200 ft. higher than the tri-point. Initial Monument set in 1901 is a red sandstone marker at the fence line where you enter NV. An earlier marker set in 1870 was 1.4 mi. too far N. A USGS bronze survey disc is about 750 ft. SE of Initial Monument.
For an alternate route, which allows driving a 4WD vehicle very close to the monument, contact Roger Bundy, 259 Prickley Pear Drive, Washington, UT 84780. This 20 mile drive leaves the road to Beaver Dam just N of Interstate 15 and proceeds W and N in Arizona and Nevada, finally cutting back SE to the tri-point.
Update - Oct 20, 2002 - Brian J Butler
You can view the trip report at The Corner Corner.
Update - Summer, 2006 - Bob Whitney
Frank Sargent and I had an easy time driving the alternate route described by Jack. We drove a 4WD SUV. As the SE diagonal shown in Jack's map veers to the right, we took a left turn and shortly cane to a good parking area overlooking a relative highpoint. We descended from that point and used our GPS to reach Initial Monument. The walking was easy except for having to crawl under a barbed wire fence with low clearance. We did not find any place to easily climb over or between the barbed wires. There may be an approach by using a din road which parallels the NV/AZ border going north. We did not check out this road or if there were any open gates to get through the likely fences.
Update - Aug 12, 2008 - Jeff Senten
[Ed: Map provided by Bill Wentzel at The Trek Stop.]
• If you are coming from St. George, Utah it is about 26.5 miles south on I-15 to Littlefield, Arizona. Take the exit and head north.
• You will head north on highway 91 for a very short distant of .22 miles if you are coming from Mesquite or it will be .08 mile (450 ft), if you are coming from St. George, UT.
• Turn left and get on Littlefield Interchange Road. This road will wind around, but stay on it for about 3/4 of a mile where the road will take a sharp right hand turn. This is where you will need to get off on to the dirt road and head west. This is where we begin.
• We will need to stay on the main road for about 4.19 mile or just under 4 1/4 miles where we need to make a 90 degree turn to the right and head North.
• Now travel little over 3 1/2 miles (3.58) and stay to the left of the road. Do not take the right fork. Stay on the main dirt road and stay left. Some landmarks are big power-lines. This is a good marker in case you get lost.
• At the 5.32 mile mark from the first turn off heading north, stay to the right and you will then need to make a sharp left turn. Just stay on the main dirt road.
• Around the 6 1/2 mile mark, we should be crossing a small wash that is a 4 way. Stay straight on the main road.
• Just little over the 7.0 mile mark, you will need to make a right coming around a hill, there you will see remnants of an old cattle coral. Head toward that.
• You can go straight, but I would suggest going to the left around the coral and the make a right on the wash and head up. We should be around 7.33 miles.
• This wash is now called the Sand Hollow Wash Road. Let's stay on this for a while.
• Traveling little over 11 3/4 miles from where we start heading straight north, we will come to a fence line. This is where we need to head east (right) and follow this ATV trail. This trail will fit most rigs, but I would not suggest anything larger that the K5 blazers or the big bronco fords, suburbans. Now we are heading East.
• Just about 2 miles we will have already hit some pretty good washes, but there is this one that will really articulate the body out of your rig. This is where we can get stuck, but no worries, Tri-Pointing is not for wussies!!! Right!!! Go for it!!!
• So just little over 2 1/4 miles from the turn off we are at the NV/UT/AZ/ tripoint. Don't forget to sign the guest book in the geocache box.
• To get back, reverse the order.