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Old September 2nd, 2008, 19:40
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UT- Miners Basin

Miners Basin is a short spur trail off of the La Sal Mountain Loop road that penetrates the densely forested northwestern slope of the La Sal Mountains and ends at Miners Basin. This basin was the site of the town of Miners Basin with a population of 100 at one point. This town serviced the nearby gold, silver and copper mines. Only 10 years after the towns establishment, The Basin began to fade as the mines in the area stopped producing.

While there are very few remains of the town that once survived in The Basin, there are still a few log cabins standing that you can hike to from the end of the trail. On the lower sections of the trail, you can catch a few panoramic glimpses between the pine and aspen trees of the canyon country below, and all the way back to the Book Cliffs. There are a few rocky sections and tight switchbacks on the trail, but nothing a stock 4◊4 canít handle. The trail ends at a small reservoir with a few campsites nearby.

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