Oro Plata Mine

Total Miles
3.1

Elevation

1278.07 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

spring, fall, winter

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Trail Overview

Take this rough and rocky trail to the remains of the Oro Plata Mine. The trail drops nearly 1500 feet of elevation as you follow the canyon down to the Colorado River. Explore part of Nevada's extensive mining history when visiting the abandoned silver and gold mine. Several structures and rusting equipment are still present. The opening to the mine is closed off for safety reasons. The trail down is canyon is a challenging one. Several steep rocky drop-offs make it suitable for high clearance vehicles only.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Technical Rating

5

Access Description

Access this trail from the Nelson Rollercoaster or the nearby River Run trail.