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Ryan Ranch Loop

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.9 mile 1.4 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 120' 36 m
Descent: -78' -24 m
High: 4,427' 1,349 m
Low: 4,308' 1,313 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

An easy doubletrack leading to the Ryan Ranch ruins.

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Family Friendly A short trail with some fun history that the entire family can enjoy.

Description

From the park road, this doubletrack heads south, uphill towards the Ryan Ranch complex. At the top of the small hill (and at the base of Ryan Mountain), you'll find the remnants of the Ryan Complex. The complex consists of two adobe structures, a well, an adobe residence, a graveyard, and the remains of a corral.

The complex itself was established by the Ryan brothers, Tom and Jepp in the early 1890's. After building the ranch, the family developed the Lost Horse Mine, the most profitable mine in this area. The mine was fed water by Lost Horse Spring, a spring 750 feet higher and three miles away (now called Lost Horse Well because the family dug a well there).

Today, this complex showcases a way of desert life that is indicative of successful mining endeavors in the area.

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Jul 9, 2019
Christopher Newton
Jun 28, 2019
Bailey Ramler
Oct 15, 2018
Ryan Dunn
Short Hike to some cool adobe ruins. Unfortunately they have been a bit vandalized. 1mi — 20h 00m
Jan 28, 2018
Emilio Santiago
Jan 20, 2018
Carlos Mariscal
Oct 31, 2017
Isaac Bozeman
1mi
Dec 10, 2016
Hannah Bee
beautiful! 0.9mi

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