Stockton, Utah – Northern Utah
Old stone structure, Hill Top Mine
Less than 1/4 mile round trip
Bring a bottle of water
Open year round
No sun exposure
The mine is filled with loose rocks. The entrance has a tight squeeze but you can get inside
Bring snacks as needed
Helmet, flashlight with extra batteries, clothes and shoes you can get dirty, gloves, bag for food and water
This mine is quite small because the miners must have caved in the tunnels on the inside. The tailings give the impression that this mine may have had 800+ feet of workings below.
You will need a high clearance vehicle. Once you get to this point you then turn east up the small valley and park just below the Hill Top GPS coordinates then hike up to the mine.
I am not sure what the real name of this mine is but since it is located on the upper portions of a hill we have nicknamed this mine the Hill Top Mine. From far away it would appear that this mine would be substantial and I’m sure back in the day it was a good size. But now it is mostly caved and you can only explore about 100 feet of the mine. It is very crumbly and unstable so please be careful if you go inside.
Just inside it will open into a large cavern.
Here if you turn to your right you will see a small passage that leads over to the 2nd entrance (see GPS coordinates).
In the large cavern area we suspect that there were several tunnels here. They are all since caved except for the one leading down to the left which drops down about 40 feet or so and gets too narrow to climb through.
Overall there is about 100+ feet of exploration in Hill Top Mine. The 2nd and 3rd entrances are both way too small to enter.
Head back out the same way you came.
Obviously, just by looking at the tailings, you can tell that Hill Top Mine was much larger than its current state. But since it is caved just inside the mine you can only access a little portion of it.