Alabama Mine Ruins

Total Miles
24.4

Elevation

1,570.59 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

The first 21 miles are county-maintained gravel, the next 3.1 miles can be rough at times especially when wet, not recommended. 2WD high clearance most of the way, some fairly uneven areas but we did it all in 2WD in a Jeep. A little climb to the actual mine ruins, but doable in 2WD.

Photos of Alabama Mine Ruins

Alabama Mine Ruins
Alabama Mine Ruins
Alabama Mine Ruins

Difficulty

Not recommended in wet weather, the road is slippery and uneven.

History

Deposit: Production in the district was sporadic from 1912 to 1918 production was revived in 1935 with the discovery of the jumbo mine. Production of gold and silver peaked in the the 1930's and dwindled through the 1940's and 1950's from 1935-1959, 25, 648 oz. Gold were produced by the district

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Bfr - Parker
Oct 08, 2023
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Julio Granados
Aug 19, 2023
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated

Access Description

From Winnemucca Nevada, take Highway 95 North, Mile marker 11 take Sand Pass Road.

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