Wickenburg Mountains

Wickenburg, Arizona 85390

Wickenburg Mountains

Wickenburg Mountains Professional Review and Guide

"Visit the well-marked grave of Isaac Bradshaw, namesake of the Bradshaw Mountains. Search for clues of historic Constellation City and Copperopolis Townsite. Enjoy beautiful mountain views and the solitude of a truly remote getaway. This remote and rugged trail should not be taken lightly.

It includes narrow, rocky shelf roads and steep inclines. Parts of the trail follow sandy creek bottoms which are highly susceptible to erosion. Be aware of the possibility of flash floods. Many side roads in the area can take you miles off course, so pay close attention to directions. The use of GPS is very helpful. Do not drive this trail alone. Use caution while exploring mines."

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"Visit the well-marked grave of Isaac Bradshaw, namesake of the Bradshaw Mountains. Great mountain views in a truly remote setting. Trail ends at historic Copperopolis Townsite. Numerous other mines along the route. For in-depth mining history and memorabilia, visit the museum in Wickenburg.

The fun begins when you turn left off Buckhorn Road into a deep wash. This turn is very easy to miss, so follow directions carefully. A mostly rocky, sometimes sandy road climbs and descends a series of scenic mountain ridges with the steepest spot coming at 7.1 miles. Bradshaw’s Grave is surrounded by a white picket fence and is hard to miss. Annie May White’s Grave at Copperopolis Townsite is a short hike from the trail and takes a few minutes to find. Mining memorabilia has been removed from the UFO Mine as part of an extensive reclamation project."

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2/24/2008
Pay close attention to your GPS and the map! It is easy to take a wrong turn and there are locked gates to the north that you can't get through if you don't make it to your destination.
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5/1/2006
The instructions from the Charles Wells book weren't easy to follow. There are a ton of roads out there and his descriptions of some of the landmarks weren't very good. We weren't sure we ever made it to Copperopolis until we got back home and entered our GPS track into the computer and plotted the course. Our GPS coords and the coords from the book were off. When we were dead on one of the coordinates we could see the grave site where we were suppose to be about 1/4 mile away. That's quite a big error for a GPS. The trail was definately on the easy side of moderate. Technically this wasn't a difficult trail at all. I would love to spend a few days back there to explore more of the many trails that criss cross the Wickenburg Mountains.
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Trail Information

Wickenburg
Nearby City
50
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Difficulty
5 to 6 hours
Duration
Bureau of Land Management
Local Contacts
Arizona Atlas and Gazetteer; USGS Parker
Local Maps