Yarbo Mine

Total Miles
1.8

Elevation

1,359.45 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

The trail to the remains of the Yarbo Mine is just shy of two miles long. This trail is very rocky when descending into Yarber Wash and the last 250 yards to the Yarbo Mine. The biggest obstacle you will encounter is right at the beginning of the trail, which is a decent uneven rut. Use 4WD and lockers to prevent tire spin. After this rut, the trail is easygoing until you start getting close to Yarbo Mine. There is a switchback going down towards the wash that has a big erosion rut on your passenger side that could definitely high-center you if you slide down into it. The wash crossing is sandy but not hard. At the end of the trail, there is a concrete foundation with room to turn around, park, and explore the old mine. Be on the lookout for large rocks right on the side of this trail that could go unnoticed and bash your rig. This trail is impassable in rain/snow.

Photos of Yarbo Mine

Yarbo Mine
Yarbo Mine
Yarbo Mine

Difficulty

There are several uneven ruts and short uphill climbs with loose rocks.

History

Yarbo Mine started production in 1915 and ended in 1918. Its primary ore was gold and silver. Yarbo Mine was underground with a filled-in shaft and a building foundation is still present.

Technical Rating

3

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