Mohawk Mine

4/5 (1 reviews)
Patagonia, Arizona (Santa Cruz County)
Last Updated: 07/08/2018

Trail Information


A short but thrilling ride in the foothills of the Santa Rita mountains in Santa Cruz County Arizona, the Mohawk Mine Trail is a spur off the Solero Road (FR143) and a must see when driving along that road. The Mohawk Mine is a former small underground, Lead, Copper, Gold, Silver, Zinc mine which produced ore from 1928-1929. Owned at times, or in part, by the Squaw Gulch Mining & Milling Company, and finally worked as marked on the cabin, by James Marcum in 1937. This is still an active claim, with taxes paid in 2018. The best part of this trail is the cabin at the end of the road which seems to have been built last week. As a final fun challenge, there is a steep hill climb that you can take that loops above the cabin with stunning views of Mexico.

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4/5 (1)
Rated 4/5
Visited: 02/18/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This is a nice side trip when running the Solero and Bull Springs Trail if you want to add more challenge to the trail ride. I would only run this in 2WD if you're an experienced driver. We ran the latter portion of the trail in 4-hi in a stock Jeep Rubicon on 33" tires to avoid bouncing on the boulders. Note that you also may experience some pinstriping, especially as you approach the left turn heading up to the mine near the end of the trail. The cabin looks like it is still in use. The inscription on the door has been charred and some of it is unreadable, but otherwise there are still pans hanging from the wall. The views from the cabin are spectacular. This was a fun option!

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