1. From Phoenix: Gold Rush Guided Hiking and Gold Panning Tour
Discover the Bradshaw Mountains on this hiking and gold panning tour. See the richest gold-filled mountain ranges in the entire country. Take a scenic and educational journey through rugged Arizona landscapes and try your luck at gold panning. Pass by giant saguaro cacti and look for desert wildlife. Learn about local mining history and plant and animal life from your guide. Begin with a scenic and moderately difficult hike from the tour supplier's property down to the Agua Fria river. Once at the river, we will spend some time panning for gold and learning about the history of gold mining here in the Bradshaw Mountains. We will then finish the tour out by making the hike back up the Agua Fria River canyon.