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Webber Mine Trail - Harcuvar, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Southwest > Parker
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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,357 feet
Elevation Gain 1,190 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 2.5-3 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 11.95
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
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Preferred   Feb, Mar, Nov, Jan → 10 AM
Seasons   Winter to Winter
Sun  7:07am - 5:30pm
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Remote and peaceful
by Ksorensen

Likely In-Season!
It's a long drive to get to this hike, but the peacefulness combined with the natural beauty of the trail are worth the effort. The trail begins at the Harcuvar Mountains Wilderness at Webber Canyon, near a wildlife spring. The trail follows an old mining road up to, you guessed it, Webber mine. The typical Sonoran Desert vegetation is somehow even more pleasant than that on the Harquahala trail on the other side of the valley. We saw many healthy saguaros of all sizes and ages, pincushion cactus, hedgehog cactus, and of course cholla. The vegetation sits in geology that is diverse, colorful, and interesting. Unfortunately, there is a fair amount of cat-claw on the trail but because the trail is an old road, it is relatively easy to get around most of it. The hike climbs 1,190 feet gradually over three miles and is never so steep as to be uncomfortable. It mostly follows a high ridge between two surprisingly large arroyos that deserve to be explored in their own right. After the first couple of miles sits the remnants of an old mining camp or homestead. Must have been a great view from the front porch. We wondered if the pile of rocks at the homestead hides an old grave site.


It took us only an hour and fifteen minutes to reach the old mine. There is a spooky old mineshaft sporting wooden beams and all that we of course did not dare to enter. Nor did we bushwack up to the ridge above. Choosing the lazy approach to an afternoon of hiking, we stopped at the mine, made a makeshift bench out of old mining logs, and ate our lunch while enjoying the spectacular view of McMullen Valley and Harquahala Peak.

We saw only one squirrel, one hummingbird, and the remnants of a deer long dead. Other than these creatures, we had the place to ourselves. This trail obviously doesn't get much use.

Ksorensen
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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.

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From Phoenix, drive through Wickenburg on Highway 60 to the town of Aguila. Drive around 13 miles west of Aguila and take a right turn on a dirt road between mile markers 71 and 72. Follow this dirt road for 2.8 miles and then turn left to the power transmission line. At the power lines, head west again for a half mile and then make a right turn (this should be the second right turn possible). Follow this road to the wildnerness boundary.
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