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#15 - Canyon of Gold Tour (Marysvale) Picture Take (Read 1126 times)
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#15 - Canyon of Gold Tour (Marysvale) Picture Take
10/16/03 at 11:04:45
 
This full day, 35 mile ride begins in Marysvale and requires that you trailer your own ATV to Marysvale (28) miles. From there you will ride west to Bullion City Ghost Town, and Marysvale Memorial Miners Park, via trail #77, you will be given a driving tour Guide that will explain the markers along the way, we will allow plenty of time to stop, take pictures and enjoy this beautiful Canyon. Once we arrive at the Miners Park, a guide will take you through a display of open portals and antique mining equipment. From there we will proceed to Hennessey Point, where according to "local legend" Snow White and Seven Dwarves once mined. (Bring plenty of film; the view from here is spectacular). Continuing on past Mt Brigham (11,700ft.) we drop down Cottonwood Canyon and return to Marysvale. The trail is in good shape and easily negotiated, but has some steeper climbs. This ride is rated "Intermediate."
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Re: #15 - Canyon of Gold Tour (Marysvale) Picture
Reply #1 - 10/26/04 at 21:13:40
 
This was a great trail ride for picture takers and for those interested in the history of the area.  At the Miner's Park, we did a little loosely supervised gold panning, and don't be surprised if you actually get a few grains of shiny yellow metal. Like all the rides, make sure you have good dust protection, and take plenty of film. The ride climbs about 3500 feet or more, and  parts of it can be chilly if the wind is blowing, so take a light jacket at the very least. This ride caused a couple of folks who hadn't rejetted their ATVs to wish they had.  Everyone made it on our run, but a couple of them just plain bogged down near the summit.  Tis is a ride I would heartily recommend.
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