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Sue Uranium Mines & More, AZ

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 2.1 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,846 feet
Elevation Gain -200 feet
Accumulated Gain 350 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 3 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 3.85
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Historic, Seasonal Waterfall & Seasonal Creek
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
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Sue Mine Loop
Author Grasshopper
author avatar Guides 38
Routes 442
Photos 7,662
Trips 486 map ( 5,233 miles )
Age 73 Male Gender
Location Scottsdale, AZ
Co-Author Oregon_Hiker
co-author avatarGuides 8
Routes 303
Photos 5,329
Trips 400 map (2,403 Miles)
Age 72 Male Gender
Location Phoenix, AZ
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Preferred   Oct, Apr, May, Mar → 10 AM
Seasons   Early Autumn to Early Spring
Sun  7:08am - 6:08pm
Official Route
2 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Waterslides Canyon
0.0 mi away
3.7 mi
-1,965 ft
Nordhoff-Hope Cliff Dwelling/SiteV:1:170
Nordhoff-Hope Cliff Dwelling/SiteV:1:170
0.3 mi away
0.5 mi
425 ft
Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha - FR203A
Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha - FR203A
0.8 mi away
5.5 mi
Upper Deep Creek
Upper Deep Creek
1.0 mi away
4.9 mi
1,050 ft
Deep Creek Trail #128
1.1 mi away
4.7 mi
1,150 ft
Moody Point Ruins via Deep Creek TR#128
Moody Point Ruins via Deep Creek TR#128
1.1 mi away
12.8 mi
3,927 ft
Coon Creek Ruins Overlook via FR3368
Coon Creek Ruins Overlook via FR3368
1.8 mi away
0.0 mi
10 ft
Coon Spring Trail #124
Coon Spring Trail #124
2.7 mi away
4.4 mi
1,357 ft
Oak Creek Canyon - Sierra Ancha
Oak Creek Canyon - Sierra Ancha
2.7 mi away
Coon Creek TR#254 (Sierra Ancha)
Coon Creek TR#254 (Sierra Ancha)
2.8 mi away
10.0 mi
1,929 ft
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Flora Nearby
Named place Nearby
.. Surprise Sierra Ancha Views & Mining History ..
by Grasshopper & Oregon_Hiker

This scenic and historic 1950's Uranium Mining Adits area and Camp bordering the southern Sierra Ancha Wilderness, is a very interesting area to meander around. In my opinion, the scenic Sue Uranium Mines Road with viewable, large open Adits is worth the visit alone (views along this short mining road of the rugged Sierra Ancha "Lower Deep Creek and Bull Canyon" confluence area is exceptional!)

It is recommended to download and follow the posted "official" Gps Route for this out and back hike.

Oregon_Hiker's Historical Research of this Sue Uranium Mining area:

Sue Mine
"The Sue Mine is located on the south side of Bull Canyon, in the SW 1/4
sec. 19, T. 5 N., R. 15 E. (unsurveyed), approximately 1/2 mile south of the
wilderness (plate i). The mine is accessible by about 1/2 mile of old road
which starts near the top of the Bull Canyon road.
The Sue claims were staked in 1954 by K. C. Heron for Arizona Globe
Uranium, Inc. Total workings on the property amount to about 1,700 feet
of drifts and crosscuts that connect two adits that bear S. 20 ° W. (figure
43). A third adit, started to the west of the main workings, extends 30
feet. Approximately 750 feet of the workings were financed by a Defense
Minerals Exploration Administration grant (Granger and Raup, 1969a, p. 129).
Ore produced from the Sue Mine totaled 450 tons averaging 0.21 percent U308
(Schwartz, 1957, p. 56). In 1978 the claims were held by a joint venture
agreement between Wyoming Minerals Corp. and B and B Mining Co."

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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 $$

    Map Drive
    High Clearance possible when dry

    To hike
    From the Phoenix area-
    Hwy 60 East to Globe, AZ, then Hwy 188 North for ~12 miles to the intersection with Hwy 288; Hwy288 Northeast to it's intersection with signed FR203 (Cherry Creek Road); Cherry Creek Road East & North for 10 miles to it's intersection with signed FR203A (just past cattle guard); FR203A North for 4.65 miles (Note: some very rocky, rutted, high-clearance "one way" only miles);
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