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Woodpecker Mine Trail, AZ

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HAZ reminds you to respect the ruins. Please read the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 & Ruins Etiquette
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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance Round Trip 7.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,415 feet
Elevation Gain 350 feet
Accumulated Gain 400 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 9.5
Interest Off-Trail Hiking, Ruins & Historic
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20  2020-10-24 cw50must
20  2018-01-30 AZLOT69
Author AZLOT69
author avatar Guides 175
Routes 247
Photos 7,884
Trips 1,914 map ( 16,193 miles )
Age 70 Male Gender
Location Gold Canyon, AZ
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Sun  5:35am - 7:27pm
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Abandoned Mine Safety
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Woodpecker Mine Trail can be a hike or off-road vehicle if you have a capable vehicle. Rock crawlers use this canyon. There are alternatives around some of the early obstacles but not later in the trail. Petroglyphs can be spotted along the way along with spectacular mature desert plants.

The western Woodpecker mine is being worked as of this writing (no trespassing). Continue in the wash to where a road diverts out of the wash. This is marked by a parts sculpture of machines wrecked in the wash and marks the trailhead to the "Highway To Hell. " Watch for remains of an old stone house with a fireplace on your left. The trail rises to the Woodpecker Mine remains. Several open shafts line the hills. Continue down the trail to the Ajax mine trail, turn right and return to the Woodpecker Trailhead to complete your trip.

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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

Permit $$
AZ State Recreational Land Permits
For hiking, driving & sightseeing purposes, you seek the recreational permit.
Under "Recreational Land Use" in the link above.
2020 - $15.00 individual
2020 - $20.00 family limited to two adults and children under the age of 18
Plus $1 processing fee
The permitting process quick, you will be emailed your permit instantly.

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High Clearance possible when dry

To hike
Box Canyon Road 7.5 miles south of Highway 60 to the unmarked trailhead. The trail starts in the wash.
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