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Belmont Mountain Professional Review and Guide
"See the Tonopah/Belmont Mine high in the Sonoran Desert. Visit Vulture Mine—a rare opportunity to see a well-preserved gold mine and ghost town. Henry Wickenburg discovered the mine in 1863 and sold it for $100,000. This turned out to be a big mistake. It became one of the richest gold mines in Arizona and didn’t shut down until 1942. The mine is now a commercial tourist attraction. Sandy washes and mild desert climbs. Steep and rocky just before Belmont Mine. Suitable for high-clearance stock SUVs."
--Charles A. Wells, Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails (FunTreks).
Beautiful, wild country. Relatively easy trail with lots of interesting stops at old cabins and mines
1-13-08 pretty, but since the recent rain very tough. a local told us the trail was worse than he had seen it in 21 yrs
very scenic route, the ghost town wasnt that great, but otherwise we had a good time. It wasnt a old west ghost town or anything, just a bunch of trailers and mining equipment, some metal shacks, that sort of thing. Area is very scenic, saw a mountain lion, as long as your not going to see the mine you wont be dissapointed.
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