Contact Mine

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A 4.2-mile hike offers you a glimpse of mining history. At the beginning of the 20th century the mine tapped into precious gold and silver deposits. 100 years later the mine is a nice educational addition to a hike through Joshua Tree National Park. There is no trail marker for Contact Mine. To locate the trailhead drive half a mile south of the north entrance on Route 12 (Utah Trail) and pull into the parking area on the southwest side of the road where a kiosk displays information about the park. (Submitted by Michael Williams) Lat/Long: 34.068997, -116.055134