Tip Top mine / Gillette ghost town
This is a short two-stop trip north of Lake Pleasant. First we'll be stopping by the town of Gillette which used to be an ore processing facility for the TipTop mine. Next the mine.
This is an easy to moderate trail. I ran this trail about 2 years ago and it had been graded... Let's see if time has done it's job on the trail.
Meet at Carefree Hwy & I-17 gas station @ 8:30am
CB channel 35
FRS channel 7
.Here's an interesting article on the area
This trail flows off of the main Table Mesa trail and leads you to an abandon mine, replete with large gears and a station house.
Supposedly this trail has been graded and is now not much of a challenge.