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Farmington Canyon Mine – Farmington Utah
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Overview
Location

Farmington Canyon Utah – Northern Utah

Sights

Farmington Canyon Mine

Distance

Less than 1/4 mile round trip

Parking Lot Elevation

5739 ft

Summit Elevation

5694 ft

Elevation Gain/Loss

45 ft

Time Required

30 minutes

Pets

Allowed

Fees

None

Water Info

Bring a bottle of water

Best Season

Spring, summer, fall

Hours

Open year round

Sun Exposure

Lots of scrub oak providing shade along the trail.

Trail Condition

Decent trail. Noticeable the entire way.

Restrooms

None

Visitor Center

None

Camping

N/A

Food

Bring snacks as needed

Equipment

Flashlight, good hiking shoes

The Department of Natural Resources has closed this mine!

I feel very fortunate to have explored this short mine before the DNR closed it.  This mine was small yet big by Farmington mining standards and it posed little to no danger to anyone who entered it.  The DNR pays HUGE money to the contractors who come to these mines to seal them shut.  I again, feel fortunate to have documented this mine before the DNR wasted money to close it.

I will leave this Trek up for reference purposes only.

Farmington Canyon Mine

Farmington Canyon Mine

You will see mine tailings and the mine itself which goes in several hundred feet.  There is another mine directly northeast of this mine but it is closed off and only went in about 30 feet or so.

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Driving Directions:

Take North Skyline Drive up about 3 miles until the road cuts back to the West.  Park there and take the small dirt trail to the South.


The Trail:

The trail starts here

The trail starts here

There really isn’t a parking lot but there is however space enough for several cars to park along side of the road.  The trail is seen right by the road and continues in a South direction until you come to the mine.

The trail is about .09 mile total in length.


Mine entrance

Mine entrance

Not much is known about this mine even though it goes in several hundred feet.   You will see some graffiti on the walls.

The mine has several adjacent tunnels that split from the main tunnel.

There is also a deer rats nest in the mine so please be careful and do not bother them.

PLEASE USE CAUTION WHEN ENTERING ANY MINE OR CAVE!

Inside the mine

Inside the mine

Farmington Canyon Mine

Farmington Canyon Mine

Farmington Canyon Mine

Farmington Canyon Mine


The Return:

Go back outside and return the same way you came.


Personal Thoughts:

This is a fun little mine to explore with friends. Trek Planner Logo



Exploring Farmington Canyon Mine

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Jeff Johnson
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