Dripping Springs Mine Trail is a hiking trail in Pima County, Arizona. It is within Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 1,798 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 369 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. The Dripping Springs Mine mineshaft can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the Dripping Springs Mine and Dripping Springs Mine mineshafts.
Dripping Springs Mine Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A short day hike to a mine site in the northern Puerto Blancos, 1.3 miles one way. Note: At the time of printing (2013), this trail was closed. Please stop at the visitor center for current conditions.
This route follows a faint wagon track deep into the most rugged corner of the Puerto Blanco Mountains. It begins by curving around a sheer promontory of volcanic rock that is resplendent in red and ocher. The path then ascends a dry valley, where cacti grow only sparsely. A dusky peak of grayish andesite sits at the head of this basin."
--Erik Molvar, Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country-Third Edition (Falcon Guides).
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