Big Eye Mine Trail

Scout Route
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The Big Eye Mine trail is an out-and-back two-track road that winds through the rugged Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. Most of the trail is relatively easy, but there are sections where high clearance would be helpful but unnecessary.  This trail has multiple sandy or loose gravel wash crossings and some driving in a wash bottom. There are some sections with exposed rocks. Heavy rain could easily affect the trail's condition, and several areas show erosion and ruts from recent weather. 

There are multiple flat camping spots along the entire trail. 

The Kofa NWR has beautiful scenery, endless Teddy Bear Cholla, Saguaro cacti, and 360-degree mountain views, including Thumb Butte. At the trail's end is a 1/2-mile hike to a cabin and other structures associated with the Big Eye Mine.