Red Cloud Mine

Total Miles
13.9

Elevation

242.70 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Easy ride out and back, but a bit bumpy at times. The trail partially goes through Yuma Proving Grounds, follow signs and leave unexplored ammunition alone. 4WD is preferred, but not absolutely necessary if you are comfortable with loose gravel. The road roughly follows the Colorado River, with views at a few trails off the main road. The views are spectacular. Rumor has it that the Moon Landing was filmed in this area. At the end is the Red Cloud Mine, one of the few places in the world that has Wulfenite Crystals. If the gate is open the care taker will allow you to enter to see some of his specimens. You can also pay to dig through tailings to see what you can find.

Photos of Red Cloud Mine

Red Cloud Mine
Red Cloud Mine
Red Cloud Mine

Difficulty

Trail is fairly easy but bumpy in spots. Much of the trail is a river bed.

History

Rumor has it that the moon landing was filmed out there.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Deserae Allen
Jan 05, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Washboard
Trail starts out as compact dirt road, moves to River rock/ small boulders, not much for obstacles or technical, ends with sand. In and out same trail, signs on both sides of the road to stay on trail since military owned property.
Tj Broscoff
Mar 01, 2023
2022 Ford F-Series
Open

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