Ashford Canyon/Mine

Death Valley, California 92328

Ashford Canyon/Mine

Ashford Canyon/Mine Professional Review and Guide

"The Ashford (Golden Treasure) Mine was discovered in 1907 and was sold a few years later to supply gold ore to the Ashford Mill. The early years were probably its most productive, since the mine sold for more money than it ultimately yielded. The inefficiency of the mill was at least partly to blame. For more information about the history of mining in Death Valley, visit the Borax Museum (free admission) at Furnace Creek Ranch.

An extensive mine site with several intact buildings lies up a remote and narrow canyon. The rocky mining road has become a hiking trail, leading to the historic early twentieth-century mine site."

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Trail Information

Death Valley
Nearby City
3
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2-3 hours
Duration
Best season: October through April
Season
Furnace Creek Visitor Center; (760) 786-3200; www.nps.gov/deva
Local Contacts
NPS Death Valley Visitors Map; Trails Illustrated Death Valley National Park Map; USGS Shore Line Butte-CA
Local Maps