Bomboy Mine

Superior, Arizona (Pinal County)

Last Updated: 07/07/2021
4 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Information
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 1.27 miles
Highest Elevation: 2200 feet
Duration: About 15 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: North
Nearest Town: Superior
Nearest Town w/ Services: Superior
Official Road Name: FR 1904
Management Agency: Tonto National Forest
District: Mesa District

Highlights

Highlight: Bomboy Mine
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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Route Information

Technical Rating

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead FR 1904 (0 mi)
Exit the shelf road to the north, drop down into and cross the large gravel wash. Continue ahead towards the large power-line towers.

Directions to Trailhead

Coming from either Phoenix or Superior on hwy. 60, exit north at Queen Valley Road. Travel 1.8 miles north to Hewitt Station Road, FR 357. Turn right, west on the gravel road. Travel west for 3.4 miles, passing several staging and shooting areas, turn left, north down into the large wash.

Camping

Dispersed

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Writer Information

Bobby Nelson

Mapping Crew - Arizona

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