News Release

Lost Horse Mine Trail and Road to Temporarily Close For Preservation Work

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Date: March 20, 2019
Contact: George Land, 760-367-5507

Park staff and a team from the University of Vermont will be conducting a historic preservation project on the Lost Horse Mill structure that requires temporary road and trail closure for public safety. Lost Horse Mine Trail will be closed Wednesday, March 27, from 6 am to 4 pm. Lost Horse Mine Road, off Keys View Road, will be closed from noon on Tuesday, March 26 to 4 pm on Wednesday, March 27.

The Lost Horse Mine and Mill complex are part of the larger cultural landscape, representative of mining history in the area. Mining operations began at the site in 1893 and ran intermittently through 1936. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 10-stamp mill at Lost Horse was moved to the site in 1895 to process ore from the adjacent mine. The current project will help preserve the historic structure for future generations. Visitors can help protect historic sites in the park like Lost Horse Mine by staying on maintained hiking trails and by leaving all objects as they are found.

Last updated: March 20, 2019

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