08-16-2006, 02:14 AM
Well I have been having internet issues so I couldn't to post for a few weeks but anyways... I went up Little Cottonwood Canyon on July 23rd to a spot that I have been to before. It's a short hike to an abandoned mine with lots of iron ore(?) at the mine entrance, which has been caved in. To get there start out at the forest service garage about 8.3 miles up the canyon. Follow the paved road heading behind some of the buildings and around the Alta police station. The pavement ends shortly after the police station, continue up the dirt road until you see a trail headed off to the left(north) just past a fenced off "avalanche study area". Follow this trail until you reach a fork in the trail and bear right on the old mine road. This road will take you up to the mining equipment and iron ore. I didn't bring my gps so I don't have way points or distances but I made it to the mine in about 45 minutes with a 7 year old.