Signal Road

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As the California Gold Rush wound down, miners moved eastward along The Bradshaw Trail to prospect in the Arizona Territory. Hardy men found silver in a mine named Signal on the north side of the remote Artillery Mountains near the Big Sandy River. The nearby McCraken Mine also produced silver. T... Read More
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Highlights of Signal Road

Camping Category Icon Camping
Desert Category Icon Desert
Ghost Town Category Icon Ghost Town
Mine Category Icon Mine
Sand Category Icon Sand
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Highest Elevation
2179 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Nearest Town
Wikieup
Nearest Services
Wickenburg
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Kingman Field Office

Overview

As the California Gold Rush wound down, miners moved eastward along The Bradshaw Trail to prospect in the Arizona Territory. Hardy men found silver in a mine named Signal on the north side of the remote Artillery Mountains near the Big Sandy River. The nearby McCraken Mine also produced silver. The town of Signal sprung up to support both mines. By 1877 it had a post office and approximately 800 residents. Being so remote, it took six months to deliver any goods ordered. By 1932 the town had dwindled, and the post office closed. Today what little remains of the town sits on private land. However, a sometimes caretaker can occasionally be induced to allow access. The remnants of the mine are still present and easily visited. Signal Road provides easy access to a remote and seldom visited part of Arizona and its early history. The Sonoran and Mojave Deserts meet in a rare mix of Joshua trees and saguaro cacti. Dark skies provide incredible stargazing from sandy campsites along the road.

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