West Mercur Trail

Total Miles
2.4

Elevation

1771.4 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

spring, summer, fall, winter

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Trail Overview

Established easy dirt road that connects from the 73 to Mercur Canyon Highway. There is nothing difficult to note about this road but keep an eye out for water erosion damage off to the sides of the road. There are primitive camp spots scattered along the trail. Sweeping desert views overlooking the Tooele valley. There are a couple of shooting areas on this route - please be sure to do your part and pack out any garbage if you use them. There are some remnants of an old building right off the trail.

Difficulty

Easy

History

Mercur is a historical hard rock mining ghost town in Tooele County, Utah, United States. A distant memory of the Old West, Mercur became one of Utah's first mining districts in 1893. At one point, the town was home to well over 5,000 people. However, in 1902 a fire ravaged the town and it never recovered. By 1913, the last mine closed.

Technical Rating

2