Bonanza's Abandoned Mine Trail Loop

MODERATE 22 reviews
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Bonanza's Abandoned Mine Trail Loop is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Park City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
872 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

skiing

walking

cave

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

washed out

A privately-owned trail that is permitted to dogs, families and mountain bikers alike. You'll begin on a somewhat washed out, moderately steep ascent that eventually turns into a light gradient. Keep on the main trail (there are other unmarked options to turn onto if you wish) and you'll catch a beautiful glimpse into the past. An abandoned mine house, over a thousand cubic feet, sits near Bonanza chairlift in Park City. Gaze inside the broken windows to see a dilapidated, outdated tractor resting below gears and pipes ready to cave in. Somehow, the structure is still standing. View it when you can! There's contemporary mining in action, too, as you may be able see modern tractors mining away at a hill. You'll pass within feet of these tractors before reaching Bonanza chairlift (if mining is still active at time of reading) where another abandoned mining house awaits you. From here, you will enjoy taking the Drift Ski Run down, which offers a great chance to view wildlife and wildflowers alike. You'll see the historic Park City less than a mile away from you, but you'll feel quite peaceful as dormant chairlifts and snowless ski signs capture your vision with every step. Eventually, you'll turn onto the Quit'n Time ski run. The name is fitting, as this is the end of your hike. You'll see the historic Town Chairlift overhead as you pass past the Creole Run. Depending on where your vehicle is, you can take the face of Town Chairlift, Creole, or Quit'n Time to complete your hike. Great chance to show your children the true history of Historic Park City, as well as letting them get their fill of machinery- if they're still working at the time you're reading this! Check "Facilities" for parking.

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History and nature in one hike! Great views of downtown PC and nice wildflowers. Allow a few extra minutes to check out the abandoned mine buildings! FYI: there is no trail marker, just a gate with a no parking sign. We parked nearby on the road.

1 month ago

the mine looked so cool and there was alot to see!!!

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The trail is pretty much straight up hill, not very interesting until you reach the mine.

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4 months ago

Enjoyable easy hike on the Park City slopes.

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