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Lost Mine Trail

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Length


4.6 Miles 7.4 Kilometers


1,066' 325 m

Ascent

-1,066' -325 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

6,823' 2,080 m

High

5,770' 1,759 m

Low

Shared By Caleb Joyce

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This 4.8 mile roundtrip route will take you to some stunning views overlooking the Chisos Mountains.

Caleb Joyce

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Smoking is prohibited on all trails in the Chisos Mountains.

Overview

This well maintained trail will place you at 2 different overlooks. Bring water and a good pair of shoes for the +1,000' climb to the top. The climb is worth the breathtaking views.

Description

This trail is perfect for anyone wanting to see what the Chisos Mountains have to offer without going on a full day journey. If you're looking for a shorter trip, just under half way up the trail is a great view point that offers spectacular views of Casa Grande and the Juniper Canyon. Keep trekking to the top and you'll find endless views of the Pine Canyon and Sierre del Carmen in Mexico. Passport is not required.

Be sure to pick up a trail tour brochure at the trailhead, as it outlines much of the local flora and fauna visible from the trail. It's also advised to bring lots of water due to the heat, high altitude and elevation gain. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the top. What better way to soak up the views before heading back down the trail?

The trailhead is located at the 5.1 mile mark on the Basin Road. Parking is limited, so it's recommended that you arrive early.

Flora & Fauna

Keep an eye out for black bear. You may also be lucky to spot a mountain lion, or a gray fox along Chisos Mountains trails. Carmen Mountain white-tailed deer, rock squirrels, whiptail lizards, spotted towhees, tufted titmice, and Mexican jays are also common in Big Bend.

Pick up a trail brochure, located at the trail head for a tour of plant life as you mosey down the trail.

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Feb 12, 2019
Erika Chan
Feb 3, 2019
Dan P
4.6mi
Jan 11, 2019
David Garcia
Jan 4, 2019
Caitlin McCreery
Amazing view from the top! Absolutely worth the elevation change 4.8mi
Jan 4, 2019
Maggie Mahoney
Great hike!
Dec 31, 2018
Chad Falk
4mi
Dec 30, 2018
Robert De Rose
5.4mi
Dec 27, 2018
Justin Hill

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  4.8 from 56 votes

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Beautiful introduction to Big Bend, Lost Mine packs a lot of fantastic views of mountains and valleys into a relatively short hike. The hike is not long, but it is somewhat strenuous since it is uphill all the way out. I ran into a family of mule deer grazing near the trail on the way back down. Jun 22, 2016
Caleb Joyce
Boulder, CO
Caleb Joyce   Boulder, CO
Thanks for liking the trail I uploaded!! Do you know alot about Big Bend? Jun 22, 2016
Caleb Joyce I don't know a lot, but I've visited a few times and taken a few of the hikes, even some long ones (which I will get around to reviewing as well)! Marufo Vega and the South Rim are probably my favorites. Jun 27, 2016

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