The SRS Century Mine Tour completes a loop through the southern half of the San Rafael Swell. It gains its name both from the near 100 mile loop but also in part to the many century old historic mining locations you will visit throughout the loop.
Start at Temple Mountain, Red Canyon Mining Area, Tomsich Butte Mining Area, Lucky Strike Mining Area, Hidden Splendor Mining Area and ending back at Temple Mountain.
(see notes for details on each location)
Red Canyon Mining Area
Tomsich Butte Mining Area
Lucky Strike Mining Area
Hidden Splendor Mining Area
This route is suitable to all high-clearance 4×4 vehicles, 2WD or cars are not recommended. Plan to have at least a 100 mile (off-road) fuel capacity from one end of the loop to the other. The nearest fuel is Green River to the east or Hanksville to the south, both are ~50 miles from the common loop access points at Temple Mountain on the east side or Swazey’s Cabin (I-70) on the north end of the loop. There are no services in these areas, plan to cover all your own water, food, vehicle and camping needs. It is not uncommon to spend days in this area without seeing other travelers, plan accordingly.