Northwest of Cleator DirectionsTake I-17 north to exit 259 Bloody Basin Rd. Turn left and go under I-17 towards Cleator and Crown King.
|3.2 miles||Cordes, turn left|
|6.1 miles||Stay to the right.|
|7.1 miles||Take a right. Left will take you to Bumblebee|
|8.0 miles||Stay to the left.|
|8.8 miles||Golden Bell mine on the left. Well worth your time to stop and check
this place out.
There is still a standing house in good condition.
|0.0 miles||Reset trip meter to 0.0 in front of the store.|
|1.2 miles||Turn right onto forest Service road 259B.|
|1.6 miles||Go through the gate. Either straight or left will take you to the same place.
Find the road going up the hill to the west and follow it.
|2.9 miles||Gate. Close it behind you.|
|4.7 miles||Big rusted tank on the left.|
|4.9 miles||Remains of processing area on the left.|
|5.1 miles||Desoto Mine. N 34* 17' 7.3" W 112* 17' 8.6"|
There is a road to the left of the mine that will take you to the upper mines. Take the left fork when you get to the first level area to get to the top. The right fork will take you behind the mountain. This road will eventually take you the back way to the Peck mine and the Swastika mine and eventually back to the road that leads up to Crown King.