Sibley Mansion and Bluebird Mine Trail

Mammoth, Arizona

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These two short spur trails lead off from Creek Mining District Trail. The moderately rated spur to the Bluebird Mine is a scenic shelf road that leads to two old cabins and the remains of the mine. The Sibley Mansion spur travels an extremely difficult and rocky trail along Copper Creek to the remains of the 20-room Sibley Mansion. Special Attractions: Easy trail winding through the Coronado National Forest and state lands close to Tucson; Access to many 4WD trails and backcountry campsites; Panoramic views of the San Pedro River Valley, Galiuro Mountains, and Rincon Mountains; Many hiking trails, including a short trail to Tanque Verde Falls. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions.

Sibley Mansion and Bluebird Mine Trail Professional Review and Guide

"These two short spur trails lead off from Creek Mining District Trail. The moderately rated spur to the Bluebird Mine is a scenic shelf road that leads to two old cabins and the remains of the mine. The Sibley Mansion spur travels an extremely difficult and rocky trail along Copper Creek to the remains of the 20-room Sibley Mansion.

Special Attractions: Easy trail winding through the Coronado National Forest and state lands close to Tucson; Access to many 4WD trails and backcountry campsites; Panoramic views of the San Pedro River Valley, Galiuro Mountains, and Rincon Mountains; Many hiking trails, including a short trail to Tanque Verde Falls. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions."

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Mammoth
Distance: 8
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round, best October to May
Trailhead Elevation: 3,900 feet
Top Elevation: 4,700 feet
Local Contacts: Coronado National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Oak Grove Canyon, Mammoth; BLM Mammoth
Driving Directions: Directions to Sibley Mansion and Bluebird Mine Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

3/7/2015
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we drove the copper creek trail and the sibley mansion trail on 3/7/15. We are fairly new to the off road trail experince. We found these trails to be some of the most scenic we have been on so far. The desert and the surrounding mountains are especially green and lush this winter because of the resent rains. There was a rock slide across the copper creek trail just before the load hopper and iron bridge that required a high clearance vehicle. We then followed the the Sibley Mansion trail, which definately requires a high clearance vehicle. We where very disappointed to find a locked gate with a no trespassing sign just one mile short of the mansion. I have read on different web sites where people have walked from this gate up to the mansion. We did not as it was getting late in the day and we were not sure it would be legal to hike it anyway.



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May 2018