Copper Globe Mine

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Located in the remote Central Utah Desert lies the San Rafael Swell. This area is known for its vast beauty and countless recreational opportunities including a large network of trails open to motorized, mechanized, equestrian, and foot travel. In the western side of the San Rafael Swell is a mine t...Read More
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Highlights of Copper Globe Mine

Camping Category IconCamping
Desert Category IconDesert
Mine Category IconMine
Wash Category IconWash
Highest Elevation
7106 ft
Shape of Trail
Other Shapes
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
Copper Globe Mine
Nearest Town
Emery
Nearest Services
Emery
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Price Field Office

Overview

Located in the remote Central Utah Desert lies the San Rafael Swell. This area is known for its vast beauty and countless recreational opportunities including a large network of trails open to motorized, mechanized, equestrian, and foot travel. In the western side of the San Rafael Swell is a mine tucked away in the hills known as Copper Globe Mine. This mine was a failed copper ore mine with operations between 1900 and 1905. The quality of the ore was poor, and the material used to make the smelter melted before the ore causing the smelter to collapse. There is still plenty of evidence of the mine from large log piles to a little shack with a stove. You can spend hours exploring the area or choose to keep exploring connecting routes. Either way, you are sure to have a good time exploring the western area of the Swell.

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14 Waypoints
44 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
3 Community Reviews
1 Video
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