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Big Horn Mine Trail

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Length


1.9 Miles 3.0 Kilometers


445' 136 m

Ascent

-160' -49 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

6,874' 2,095 m

High

6,455' 1,968 m

Low

Shared By Jason Ethridge

Conditions


Minor Issues 93 days ago
Some Mud, Icy - Some ice still in shadier portions of the trail. Rock slides in one section is the biggest concern currently. The trail gets very loose and narrow in one section. History

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A fairly easy hike, along an old wagon road, to an abandoned gold mine.

Jason Ethridge

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly There's an old gold mine!

Description

From the Vincent Gap parking area, take the wide trail to the left (south). This old wagon road skirts the eastern side of Mt. Baden-Powell as it makes its way to the mine. At this elevation on the mountainside the vegetation is mostly scrub with scattered trees, so shade can be sparse. There are a couple of spots where the road has been washed out over the years, but the trail is easy to follow through the washes. There are a couple of washes that have ropes to assist in crossing, but these just add to the fun.

There is quite a bit of graffiti at the mine, but don't let that discourage you. Yes, you can do a little mine exploring, but there are dangers, and the Forest Service frowns upon it. Keep in mind that the mine is very dark and full of water.

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Dec 22, 2018
Matt Waters
The snow has mostly melted away but has some ice patches in the shade. Rock slides in one portion of the trail is the only real issue currently. Th… 1.9mi
Nov 24, 2018
Melissa Joy
Aug 26, 2018
Sean Cocca
Easy trail. Not much gain. 4mi
Jul 21, 2018
Candace Lee
Super good trail
May 29, 2018
Gustav Kuehl
Sep 24, 2017
Tiffanie T
Aug 20, 2017
Darius Shu
May 12, 2017
Silas Perez

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  4.5 from 10 votes

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