Bannie and Amulet Mine

Total Miles
3.2

Elevation

1,991.65 ft

Duration

1.8 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This drive through ponderosa pines leads to two historic mine remains. Drivers may miss Bannie Mine, as it has little evidence left, but Amulet Mine features historic foundations and metal materials just off the side of the trail. Most of the trail is easy-going, but there is one steep hill climb. This climb tends to get washed out, which leaves tree roots and ruts to climb over, so use proper gearing to avoid tire spin. Tire spin can cause damage to tree roots and the trail, and potentially slide your vehicle toward the edge of the road. Use caution or avoid this trail in wet weather. Cell service is very limited in this area.

Photos of Bannie and Amulet Mine

Bannie and Amulet Mine
Bannie and Amulet Mine
Bannie and Amulet Mine

Difficulty

Most of the trail is just rocky or dirt road. The one hill climb is steep, but not very hard, as long as the trail is dry.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Chad Rainey
Mar 09, 2024
2004 Porsche Cayenne
Open
Muddy/Wet
Rough/Deteriorated
Damp trail mostly, few mudholes. Creek crossing less than 12 inches. Had to turn around about 1/8 a mile after the creek crossing due to a rocky ledge probably 12" and I don't have under armor yet to chance it.
Vincent Roque
Nov 20, 2023
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Vincent Roque
Nov 07, 2023
2012 Toyota Tundra
Open
Normal
Erik Abeyta
Sep 04, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal

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