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Sunflower Mine / National Mine

Location: Northeast of Sunflower.

Difficulty: Easy turning into moderate and difficult, with some very challanging parts of the trail.

Description: 20 mile loop through great mountains near Payson, AZ. Trail takes you to and past Sunflower Mine. The mine (also known as the National Mine) used to produce mercury. This trail is a combination of fairly easy trail to the mine, coupled with difficult trail past the mine.

Time & Distance: Allow all day for this 20 mile adventure, it might even be an 8-hour trip if you get stuck behind a struggling SUV or someone fixing a flat tire, and you can’t go around them!

 

Weather for Sunflower Mine
Today 09/17/2014 09/18/2014 09/19/2014 09/20/2014
It is forcast to be Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM MST on September 16, 2014
Thunderstorm
81°/57°
It is forcast to be Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM MST on September 17, 2014
Thunderstorm
77°/55°
It is forcast to be Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM MST on September 18, 2014
Thunderstorm
82°/54°
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM MST on September 19, 2014
Partly Cloudy
81°/52°
It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM MST on September 20, 2014
Chance of a Thunderstorm
84°/57°

 

Directions to the Trail: From Mesa, take Highway 87 north to just past mile marker 222. Turn left onto Sycamore Creek Road. Follow this paved road 1.2 miles to the bottom of the hill, then turn right at the cattle guard onto Forest Service Road 25. Go through the gate and find a spot to park on the side of the road. Start your ride here.

 


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If you’re ready for a next adventure and want to plan it right, check out some of these trail guides – Arizona has so many awesome destinations to explore!

 

 

This video should give you an idea what this trail looks like:

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