The Old Spanish Gold Mine – How To Get There

Originally I was cautious about revealing the location of the site publicly, but since it has already been disclosed on Hike AZ and Google Earth I figure encouraging more foot traffic might discourage would-be looters from doing any harm.

Here are the GPS coordinates for the stone house: 33 10.847 112 12.7017

The ravine where the stone house is.

If you are familiar with the names of the mountains it is near seven mile mountain and Montezuma’s head. The ravine actually runs up what is known as Montezuma’s peak.

This shows the trail and nearby quartz peak. From

I recommend you familiarize yourself with the area before setting off. Google Earth is a great and free tool to get used to the route. Imagery is now detailed enough where you will be able to distinguish all of the roads I mentioned. People have also posted pictures of the stone house at it’s correct location. Another great tool is a coordinate converter. This webpage can convert those coordinates from Google Earth or other maps into coordinates for your GPS. Most people don’t realize there is a difference.

Green is the mine road, yellow is the creek bed, from

When you get to the site the ravine/canyon/creek bed travels up and curves to the right. The trail follows the right side of the creek bed. Follow this and it will take you directly to the stone house. It may be difficult to see the trail at times but just continue to follow the right side of the creek bed and you will find it.

When visiting the site please be respectful and feel free to leave your name on a piece of paper in the glass jar. When you get back be sure to share your experiences by posting a comment here.

Site area map, from

Let me also share a couple resources that can help you or just check out for personal interest.

John Arthur Deal’s 2000 Site Revisit (

Hike AZ Old Spanish Mine

As always, get out and explore!

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2 Responses to The Old Spanish Gold Mine – How To Get There

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  2. soldmasi says:

    Love this area, as we live nearby. It’s fun seeking the discovery of what could be the oldest nonreligious dwelling standing in Arizona.

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