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From Phoenix: Gold Rush Guided Hiking and Gold Panning Tour

Activity provider: Arizona Outdoor Fun

From Phoenix: Gold Rush Guided Hiking and Gold Panning Tour

Activity provider: Arizona Outdoor Fun

From US$ 57 per person

Hike through the historic and scenic Bradshaw Mountains, one of the richest gold-filled mountain ranges in the entire country. Learn about the gold rush and how to pan for gold yourself.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike through the scenic Bradshaw Mountains
  • Learn how to pan for gold in the Agua Fria River
  • See where miners would find gold in the riverbed
  • Hear about the history of the Bradshaw Mountains
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues

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Meeting point

The street address does not work on Google Maps, Apple Maps, Waze, or any other GPS apps when manually typed in. Please search the local operator’s name to find the address with GPS apps • From Phoenix, take I 17 north and exit at Rock Springs, number exit 242. Turn left, cross over freeway bridge, turn left again, head south on the frontage road and look for Arizona Outdoor Fun billboard ATV rides, turn right 20 yards past the billboard on dirt road driveway that veers to the south. Do not get back on I 17 southbound. Travel on dirt road 1/2 mile. Turn right into Arizona Outdoor Fun property

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Important information

What to bring

  • Closed-toe shoes
  • ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Skirts
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • We are a 40-60 minute drive from most Phoenix/Scottsdale metro cities

Product ID: 412645