East Tintic Mountain Quarry Spur

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Be sure to check out this short side trip when exploring the East Tintic Mountains. This four-wheel-drive trail takes you to remnants of the Tintic Mining District. The Tintic Mining District is among the oldest mining camps in Utah. Ore was first discovered in December 1869, about a mile east of S... Read More
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Highlights of East Tintic Mountain Quarry Spur

Desert Category Icon Desert
Mine Category Icon Mine
Highest Elevation
5985 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
East Tintic Mountain Quarry Spur
Nearest Town
Eureka
Nearest Services
Eureka
Management Agency
State of Utah
District

Overview

Be sure to check out this short side trip when exploring the East Tintic Mountains. This four-wheel-drive trail takes you to remnants of the Tintic Mining District. The Tintic Mining District is among the oldest mining camps in Utah. Ore was first discovered in December 1869, about a mile east of Silver City, and the district was organized in the following spring. The district is named in honor of the Ute Indian Chief Tintic, who lived his whole life in the area with his tribe. Shortly after the district was organized, an influx of settlers, prospectors, and miners started to move in. By 1899, the Tintic District was the leading mining center of the state of Utah.

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