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Dixie Mine Trail - MMRP, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance One Way 5.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,138 feet
Elevation Gain 266 feet
Accumulated Gain 593 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 7.58
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Sun  5:17am - 7:40pm
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~1941 mined for gold, silver, and copper by C.A. Gillespie and Gertrude Backley from Mesa, Arizona. It appears investor funds to the proprietors was the big strike.

This is a nice trail through the foothills of the McDowell Mountains in the McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Rolling hills, for the most part, but very scenic and not too many round rocks underfoot. Looked like a fantastic hike for spring flowers.

The hike starts at the end of Golden Eagle road in Fountain Hills, just before the approach to a gated community. Trail parking is clearly identified, and modern restrooms are here as well. The first 0.6 miles are actually on pavement snaking through the previously mentioned gated community.

Now on trail continue to 2.5 miles. Right on Jeep Trail which it shares[1] for a tenth of a mile. Be on the lookout as Dixie Mine Trail soon veers left. Continue to 5.6mi where it intersect the Pemberton Trail.

Bring 2 dollars for the self-pay station. There are restrooms in the parking area.

1) Check the satellite map if you are interested in the mine. Do not enter any area posted as closed or off-limits.

Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.

Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

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Map Drive
Paved - Car Okay

To hike
Take Hwy 87-the Beeline- to Shea. Turn towards Fountain Hills. Go north on Saguaro to Palisades, then west to Golden Eagle. The Fountain Hills High School is on the corner of Golden Eagle and Palisades Blvds.

2010-04-29 te-wa writes: From the high school intersection, go north about 3 miles to the terminus of Golden Eagle. There is a guard shack that prevents further travel, and a decent-sized lot on the left for trailhead parking. follow the signs as they direct you to the Dixie Mine and Thompson Peak trails.
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