Lost Mines of the Agua Dulce Mountains

Ajo, Arizona

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Day hike or backpack around Agua Dulce Peak. The traveling is easy at first across decomposed granite, and saguaros and palo verdes dot a nearby arroyo. After passing through the gap, the track heads for the south end of Sheep Mountain, becoming faint in the spots where it crosses dry washes. Just before reaching the gap at the foot of Sheep Mountain, the old road passes a hillock littered with broken quartz. Atop this hillock are several “glory holes” where prospectors dug into a quartz vein in hopes of discovering precious metals.

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"Day hike or backpack around Agua Dulce Peak. The traveling is easy at first across decomposed granite, and saguaros and palo verdes dot a nearby arroyo.

After passing through the gap, the track heads for the south end of Sheep Mountain, becoming faint in the spots where it crosses dry washes. Just before reaching the gap at the foot of Sheep Mountain, the old road passes a hillock littered with broken quartz. Atop this hillock are several “glory holes” where prospectors dug into a quartz vein in hopes of discovering precious metals."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Ajo
Distance: 19
Elevation Gain: 343 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Backpack or day hike
Season: Best October to April
Trailhead Elevation: 1,000 feet
Top Elevation: 1,160 feet
Local Contacts: Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
Local Maps: USGS Agua Dulce Mountains, O'Neill Hills
Driving Directions: Directions to Lost Mines of the Agua Dulce Mountains

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May 2018