While in Phoenix, my husband and I went on several hikes. The first hike was with my brother, Matt, to the Dixie Mine. The trail itself is relatively easy, and about a 4.5 mile out and back. To be honest, the hardest part is finding the mine, and it takes a little bit to realize where the actual mine is.
When we went, we actually hiked right by the turn-off to the mine, but once we doubled back we found it. We looked at the side of the mountain and saw: “that looks out of place” and went in that direction. After reading reviews, it looks like finding the mine is actually a challenge for many.
We parked at the front and walked about 1/2 of a mile to the trailhead. At first, I thought it would be all paved and I wasn’t complaining about that.
We easily made it to the trailhead and began hiking towards the mine.
The terrain didn’t change too much as we hiked. There were a few small inclines and declines here and there but nothing rigorous. At the intersection, we made a left and found the mine. It was tucked behind trees, but we found it.
Afterward, we climbed a small hill which led us to the top of the mine. It has a huge covering on it, and it’s impossible to figure out how deep the actual mine is.
In all, it was a nice 4.5-mile hike. We saw plenty of people, all ages, as well as a few dogs.
I enjoyed hiking in Arizona and you read more about hikes we’ve done here.
Questions for you:
Do you like hiking?
Have you ever gone to an old mine?