Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
696.00 ft (212.14 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
2.34 mi (3.77 km)
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Uneva Mine Canyon is an easy adventure that offers views of some sealed abandoned mines and ruins of a mining encampment. Access is a little tricky. Most maps and GPS show a dirt road that leads from Route 24 directly to the canyon entrance. This is not accessible since an old bridge has been condemned. Traveling west from Green River on Route 70, there is a dirt road with a gate right at mile marker 147. Pull off the highway to the gate. Open the gate and remember to close the gate after you pass through. Follow the dirt road a short distance to a dry wash where you can make a sharp left to an underpass for access to the south of Route 70.

Follow the dirt road to the first right turn you can make. If you have a two wheel drive vehicle, it is best to park here and walk the 0.5 miles to the canyon. High clearance vehicles can make it further.

Walking into the canyon you will pass several potholes. The canyon is wide open and can get very hot. After about a half mile on the right, is a sealed up mine. Continue up the canyon to check out the remains of the mining camp with many wood planks, old bed frames, cans, and more. This camp is high on a hill on the left side of the canyon.  Watch for it as the canyon takes a right turn with a smaller canyon on the left. Explore up the canyon as far as you like and return the way you came.

A little back story on Uneva Mine -- it is said it was a Uranium mine. However, researchers believe it was more of a way to swindle money from investors looking to score during the uranium boom of the 1940's and 50's.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Low traffic. Mine ruins.

Cons

Remote Difficult access road.

Trailhead Elevation

4,500.00 ft (1,371.60 m)

Highest point

5,013.00 ft (1,527.96 m)

Features

Historically significant
Geologically significant
Mine

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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