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Prospect Mine Tour

11:00a to 12:30p
Sun, April 21, 2024
Lydia Pagel
(915) 444-9121

Join us for a hike out to the copper prospecting mines.

Meet us by the West Cottonwood Springs trail head in the Tom Mays unit. 

Reservations required; to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 444-9121.

*Note* Due to the small size of this mine, only 15 participants are allowed per tour. 

Bring: water, flashlights, snacks, hiking boots/shoes, and comfortable clothes.

Optional: climbing/biking helmet or hardhat, binoculars, hiking stick, camera, and a map.

Fee$8.00 per adult 13 years of age and older, $3.00 for Texas State Park Pass holders, and $1.00 for children between the ages of 5 and 12. Tickets can be purchased at the Visitor Center as you enter the Tom Mays Unit. 


  • From Westside on I-10, take exit 6 & travel east towards the mountains for 3.8 miles. Park entrance will be on the left. 
  • From Eastside on Hwy 54, take exit 29 towards Transmountain Rd, travel west 7-7.5 miles over/through the mountains. Park entrance will be on the right.
  • If using a GPS be sure to search for "Tom Mays Access Road," not "Franklin Mountains State Park."