Moss Mine Trail

Bullhead City, Arizona

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This short spur trail leads along a rutty trail to the remains of the Moss Mine. The major attraction is the mine, which has some interesting ruins of stone buildings, many adits and shafts, and a steel headframe. The ruins make an excellent subject for photographers. There are many side trails leading from Moss Mine and along some of the washes, and a keen explorer will be able to find one of several different routes through to Mossback Wash Trail. However, these unmapped trails can be confusing to follow and it is easy to get bushed. Make sure you are carrying at least a topographic map and compass if you are planning to attempt any of these routes. Special Attractions: Extensive remains of Moss Mine; Access to a network of other 4WD trails; Can be combined with Mossback Wash Trail and Thumb Butte Trail to make a fullday tour. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs.

Moss Mine Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This short spur trail leads along a rutty trail to the remains of the Moss Mine. The major attraction is the mine, which has some interesting ruins of stone buildings, many adits and shafts, and a steel headframe. The ruins make an excellent subject for photographers. There are many side trails leading from Moss Mine and along some of the washes, and a keen explorer will be able to find one of several different routes through to Mossback Wash Trail.

However, these unmapped trails can be confusing to follow and it is easy to get bushed. Make sure you are carrying at least a topographic map and compass if you are planning to attempt any of these routes. Special Attractions: Extensive remains of Moss Mine; Access to a network of other 4WD trails; Can be combined with Mossback Wash Trail and Thumb Butte Trail to make a fullday tour. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs."

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Bullhead City
Distance: 2
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 20 minutes
Season: Year-round, best fall to spring
Trailhead Elevation: 2,000 feet
Top Elevation: 2,200 feet
Local Maps: USGS Oatman, Davis Dam; BLM Davis Dam
Driving Directions: Directions to Moss Mine Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/23/2009
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Good trail very easy to become lost or disoriented as many splits occur. no cell service and very hot in summer! heed warnings! Best time is winter, take water and 4x4. Do not travel alone out here! Now past the warnings! Very nice trek plan on a day for this start early in morning! Stay on trails as soon off shots are very dangerous and no places to turn around. alot of hiiden treasures including a huge meeting area dug into solid rock!!



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