Mineral Mine Trail

Total Miles
3.1

Elevation

318.40 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

This trail begins off of the main Agua Caliente Trail. There are some nice dispersed campsites within the first half mile that most sun's and vehicles with adventure trailers can access. Most of the campsites have excellent views of the Mountains. Beyond the first half mile or so, the trail gets more adventurous with washed-out sections and bits of sand. The middle portion of the trail is the most exciting, with small ledges in or out of washes and a decent rock section in a dry river bed to cross. Generally, the trail is mostly soil and small rocks. Some sections turn into lava rocks. This area has evidence of several old mines, and mine holes can even be found along the route. Quartz was seen in the lava rocks. 4x4 high clearance for getting into and out of the washes. Pretty red dirt and mineral sections. This trail is excellent for exploring in the spring due to the lovely wildflowers. This is a remote area with little or no cell service. Download offline maps before heading out to explore, and bring extra water.

Difficulty

This is a sandy section intermixed with erosion and washouts. The middle portion of the trail has some adventurous washes to get in and out of, with some boulder sections in the middle of the washes.

Technical Rating

4

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