China Dam/Tule Creek Homestead

4.6/5 (13 reviews)
Close to Phoenix, the historical mining areas north of Lake Pleasant, China Dam, and the Tule Creek Homestead are a fascinating look back into the early settlement of the Bradshaw Mountain Foothills. Branching off the popular Backway to Crown King trail, this track leads to the China Dam, built in ...Read More
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Highlights of China Dam/Tule Creek Homestead

Camping Category IconCamping
Desert Category IconDesert
Highest Elevation
2215 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Nearest Town
Anthem
Nearest Services
Anthem
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Hassayampa Field Office

Overview

Close to Phoenix, the historical mining areas north of Lake Pleasant, China Dam, and the Tule Creek Homestead are a fascinating look back into the early settlement of the Bradshaw Mountain Foothills. Branching off the popular Backway to Crown King trail, this track leads to the China Dam, built in the late 1880s by immigrant Chinese laborers for hydraulic mining operations on Humbug Creek. The trail continues to an old mining homestead deep in the mountains on Tule Creek, slowly reclaimed by the desert landscape. Be sure to spend a day visiting these fantastic relics of the past before they are forever gone.

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14 Waypoints
44 Trail Photos
4 Trail Concerns
13 Community Reviews
1 Video
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