West Cottonwood Springs Mine Tour

Let's head underground to explore some of the hidden secrets of the Franklin Mountains!

When Sep 21, 2014
from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Where Franklin Mountains State Park
Contact Name Adrianna Weickhardt
Contact Email
Contact Phone (915) 566-6441

Must have reservation to participate.  Please call:  (915) 566-6441   

$5.00 per person/$3.00 for pass holders/Free for Children 12 and under

Start: 9:00 a.m.

Length:  1.5 miles hiking and 300 yds in mine /  ½ hr in mine and 1 hr hiking

*Difficulty level:  Easy to Moderate.  Begin on West Cottonwood Springs trail, then enter the mine to explore the history and geology of the area and end on the Agave Loop. Rocky along some sections, with a few short steep stretches.  The exploration into the mines is fun and easy with one initial short belly crawl through the opening.  


Water, snacks, flashlight/headlamp for mine tour, sturdy hiking shoes/boots, hiking stick, camera, and binoculars! 

At the Tom Mays Unit of the park - Directions: 

From Westside on I-10, take exit 6 & travel east towards Mountains for 3.8 miles, Park entrance will be on the left, but you’ll actually pass it, make a u-turn then enter on the right.  From Eastside on Hwy 54, exit Transmountain Rd, travel west 7 miles over/thru the mountains, Park entrance will be on the right.

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