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Mineral Creek Trail

Mineral Creek Valley is one of the most scenic drives in this area. The rough gravel road begins at the upper end of Mineral Creek Drive and runs for a distance of approximately 5.5 miles before reaching a gate and parking area. With mountains rising to over 5,000 feet and beautiful waterfalls on each side, the scenic vistas can be overwhelming.

About halfway up the road, a fork will be reached. The right-hand fork leads to the water where a small tram was used years ago to service the McIntosh Roadhouse (1912 era), which was located on the other side of Mineral Creek. The left-hand side continues up the valley.

The W.L. Smith Stamp Mill is located at the end of the Mineral Creek Trail. This mill was built in 1913 and used in conjunction with the Mountain King Mine, which was located about 3,000 feet above sea level on the east side of Mineral Creek.

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Old Stamp Mill

Discover more about the abandoned stamp mill on Mineral Creek Photo by Emily Southworth

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The Trail

Mineral Creek Trail is accessible by foot or four-wheel drive vehicles. Photo by Selah Bauer


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Mineral Creek Waterfall

Countless waterfalls feed Mineral Creek. Photo by Selah Prather


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Mineral Creek Flora

This trail is great for looking for wildflowers. Photo by Selah Bauer.


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ATV Tours On Mineral Creek

Learn about local tour operators who provide ATV access to Mineral Creek Photo from Valdez Off Road Adventures

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