Lost in The Mix...
The most unique characteristic to be found in the area canyons: Water!
This canyon is distinguished by the most well known of all the area wet spots: Mineral Springs. Really, it is its only highlight. The Spring flows out of a cave in the upper reaches of the canyon. The canyon bowls out over the next quarter mile above the Spring. The lower section of the canyon is an open, overgrown drainage that offers little.
To the south of the canyon lies Little Mineral Springs Trail, an old Jeep route that winds up and along Lost Trail Canyon North. To the north lies the lower section of Mineral Ridge: Dark Mesa.
The Minerals Springs Trail (T5579) runs into then out of the Canyon along the section holding the Spring.
An old metal water tank resides just below the Spring. At this point an old Jeep track curves up and out to the north (T5579). An alterative route follows the canyon briefly to the west, winding around and down to reconnect with the old jeep trail.
The Mineral Springs Spur Trail also takes off to the south, winding over to connect with Little Mineral Springs Trail.
Looming immediately above the Spring Cave lies Dark Mesa Peak.
So… a canyon known for all that is happening around it… and not much for what it holds…
…except… that water!
Note: Experience this canyon best in overviews...hike the surrounding ridges!
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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