Bomboy Mine

4/5 (5 reviews)
Superior, Arizona (Pinal County)
Last Updated: 07/07/2021
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Trail Information

Highlights

The region surrounding Superior Arizona is lush with mining history, many large mines are still operating today. This particular trail has long been used to access Bomboy Mine that opened in 1916. It was productive in copper, gold and silver up until it closed in 1971. Most recently the trail has had a rebirth of sorts with the partial closure of Hewitt Station Road, FR 357. The local residents and ranchers closed a 1/2 mile stretch of road to all traffic. This trail can be used with FR 252 Hewitt Station bypass to connect the two regions of the Montana Mountain area while offering a scenic and historic drive through the Arizona desert. The trail is not accessible by cars.

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Trail Reviews

4/5 (5 reviews)
Bobby Nelson
Official Crew
60300
Status: Open
Visited: 07/07/2021

Arizona National Forests and State Lands are back open for travel. There are still some very important fire restrictions in place. These restrictions can often change by specific areas.
Bobby Nelson
Official Crew
60300
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 06/25/2021

Tonto National Forest officials will close the state’s largest national forest due to ongoing extreme fire danger beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 25. The forest is implementing this forest closure as a precaution to protect the health and safety of the public, employees and firefighters by reducing the risk of human-caused fires. No one is allowed in the closure area, including Forest Service personnel, unless they are responding to a wildfire or other emergency or patrolling to ensure enforcement of the closure. The order shall remain in effect until July 31, 2021 or until rescinded, whichever occurs first. Residents or businesses using roads in the restricted area to the extent necessary to access their private property are exempt.
Bobby Nelson
Official Crew
60300
Status: Temporary Closure
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/03/2020

Tonto National Forest has been temporarily closed because of extreme fire conditions. This is a link to the official closure notice https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/tonto/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD759503
Bobby Nelson
Official Crew
60300
Status: Temporary Closure
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/15/2020

The Sawtooth Fire has resulted in a temporary closure to this trail. I have attached a link to the Incident Site where you can find out more details about the current conditions. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6730/
Bobby Nelson
Official Crew
60300
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 03/24/2019

The trail has a new cattle guard at waypoint 2, replacing the old steel gate. Way better and it looks like it's built to last. We'll see since it's within the big wash. We went out for the super bloom and also found that some new signage was placed along many of the area trails.
Trail Review: Bomboy Mine - Bobby Nelson
Trail Review: Bomboy Mine - Bobby Nelson

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