Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Dixie Mine Trail to Mine
when Sunday, November 27, 2022
where McDowell Sonoran Preserve
the hike     Besides the mine entrance, there are prehistoric petroglyphs nearby and some remains of ranching operations along the trail.
    The trail is 4.3 miles from trailhead beginning of residential cul-de-sac to Dixie Mine and back. There is a 0.65 mile walk down neighborhood streets with sidewalks that must be added before and after. From Parking lot the round trip is 5.6 miles. The sidewalks have sporadic Eagle Feather emblems to follow to trailhead.
    The mine is interesting, the trail beautiful and well maintained. Lush vegetation, active wildlife, and nearby petroglyphs then add in great views of the McDowell Mountains and the Verde River Valley.
    This is also the trail we decided not to do when we did the Adero Canyon Trailhead to Golden Eagle Trailhead on November 11, if you are doing the FH Challenge you need this one to complete the challenge.
distance 5.6 miles
time 6 hours
EC +-225' elevation change. Mine entrance and Petroglyphs are additional.
elevations 2076' (wash) to 2418' (pass)
type round trip
starting at
Golden Eagle Trailhead 33° 38.139' N,  111° 46.066' W  [NAD27]
on trail 90% — Dixie Mine Trail
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs? no
cost $2 per person, exact change, for admission to McDowell Mountain Regional Park. The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5/non-member.
weather Fountain Hills
leader     Please email Robbi to sign up.
meet 9:00 AM at the trailhead, 14597 E. Golden Eagle Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ
Arrange carpools independently. Bring $2.00 cash for the envelope at the trailhead.
•  From Shea Blvd and Palisades Dr. near Fountain Hills (light) go north on Palisades for 3.1 miles to Golden Eagle Blvd.
Turn left, and go 2.9 miles to the parking at the gated entrance to Eagles Nest Community.

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