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Wickenburg

Vulture Mine Ride

Love Arizona History, Gold Mines and Ghost Towns? Then this ride is for you! Members Only Event. If you are not a member please go to the CONTACT US FORM.

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Vulture Mine Ride
Vulture Mine Ride

Time & Location

Nov 19, 2022, 7:45 AM – 4:00 PM

Wickenburg, 36610 355th Ave, Wickenburg, AZ 85390, USA

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About the Event

This abandoned settlement nestled into the breathtaking landscape of the Sonoran Desert was established in 1863 and developed to meet the needs of Arizona's most successful gold mine.  Vulture City’s population quickly rose  to 5,000 residents. From 1863 to  1942, the mine produced 340,000  ounces of gold and 260,000 ounces  of silver and has been credited with founding the town of Wickenburg.

This rise to fame came as swiftly as its fall and in 1942 the War Production Board ordered the closing of all non-

essential mines to ensure that resources were focused on the war effort. The closing of the mine determined the fate of Vulture City and the town was abandoned shortly thereafter.

The plan for the day is a leisurely ride to Vulture City Mine Ghost Town (12 miles  south of Wickenburg), a guided tour (about 1.5 hours), and then continue down south toward Buckeye for lunch at Waddell’s Longhorn Corral.  

Meetup and Departure Details.

Please be on time and arrive no later than 0745 at McD (I17/Carefree Hwy) with your tanks topped off, and, with your name tags. Ride Captain meeting 0800.  Group briefing 0810. The first group leaves at 0830, followed by 0835, 0840.

Mine Tour

The guided tour charge is $10pp   It takes approximately 1 hour to get there and the tour begins promptly at 1000. 

Lunch

Lunch is at Waddell's Longhorn Corral ($$) in Buckeye (Cash only, no CC). 

Return

Return is YOYO This is always a fun, interesting, and food filled ride. 

Hope you enjoy it. 

Gene Adee Ride Host

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