Reef Townsite Historical Trail

Sierra Vista, Arizona 85650

Reef Townsite Historical Trail

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"An interpretive loop trail through a gold mining region of the Huachucas, 0.7 mile round-trip.

This 0.7-mile loop follows old mining roads and ore railways through the Reef Mine area. Along the way, interpretive signs explain the history of mine shafts, claims, and the ruins of an old ore-crushing mill, as well as local fire history and geology. The trail descends in a counterclockwise direction from a shady pine woodland into manzanita chaparral, where there is a fine overlook of Carr Canyon along with views of Ramsey and Carr Peaks. After visiting mine pits and shafts as well as the ruins of the Exposed Reef Stamp Mill, the trail makes a brisk ascent to return to the trailhead."

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Trail Information

Sierra Vista
Nearby City
0.7
Distance
150 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Best March to December
Season
USGS Miller Peak
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