Summary: This is a well defined trail as you are following a gravel road all the way to the wash. Then when you walk down into the BIG wash go right. Follow the wash until it looks like it dead ends and that is where the Narrows begins. Along the way you will see a few mine shafts. When you get to the place where thier is a wooden structure which was Anniversary mine (1922-1928) on the right bank if you walk up that steep incline you can walk throught 2 short tunnels that the ore cars followed. A must do walk through the 2 tunnels. You can make this into a loop hike but that will be added at a later date. I dont think you can get a horse all the way through the Narrows as 1 place where thier is a rock to climb over I don't think a horse could go. But you could give it a try. Other then that a horse could go anywhere else up to that point.
Trailhead: Take I-15 North to Lake Mead Blvd Exit. Go East on Lake Mead for 17.2 miles until it dead-ends into Northshore road. Turn left and drive 13 miles. At around the 13 mile location look for a small brown sign marked Callville Wash North Road. ( It is at mile marker 16). It is a pulloff on the Left side of the road. Drive .2 tenths of a mile and park where the road divides. This will make it a 5 mile hike. If you want a shorter hike made from this continue driving to where the the big sign "Ore Car Mine" or continue driving past that until you get to the wash. (Lat:36.1976 Lon:-114.6873)
Trail Guides for Ore Car Mine Area:
Hiking Southern Nevada
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Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Winter,
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes, Horses,
Ranger Contact: National Park Service. U.S. Department of the Interior. Lake Mead
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by David Briggs, who has posted 5 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by Rick on 3/11/2012
Discovered this mine in 1966 and entered the mine above the old wooden structure climbed a ladder up several levels of mine and came out a hole in top of mountain where there was a A-Frame structure with a large Pulley on it. I have been out there several time to collect rocks to tumble. I plan to go out there some time this month March 2012 to collect more rocks and hike around.
Reviewed by Jeff on 2/29/2012
Hiked the narrows 2/27/2012. Pretty awesome. Was looking for a day trip out of Vegas for a day. Explored this area and others in the region. Nice place to hike. Check out if you have the chance. Was there on a Monday and had the place to myself. Two other hikers arrives as I was about finished.
Reviewed by Deborah on 11/28/2011
Love the Narrows but we hiked it for a second time on Black Friday only to discover that it is now fenced off compliments of Anniverary Mine Claims LLC? Sorry to say I think they started mining again.
Reviewed by Rick on 3/3/2010
I discovered this mine in 1968 when the large wooden loading platform was still there, I entered a small hole above that and it opened into a large tunnel, climbed up wooden ladder several levels and came out a opening at the top where a large A-frame was located.Have been there several times since, Does anyone know what the large circle of rocks high on the left face of the canyon is? I know the mine was mining talc.
Reviewed by rlw on 2/17/2010
went in mine today. my friend who took us said the entrance had collapsed since he had been there last. we went around the corner to the n.e., and crawled through another small entrance that has had some rock fallen recently too. it seemed kinda sketchy.... has anyone entered recently that knows when the main entrance fell. and if its still safe to be entering with recent collapsing?
Reviewed by David M on 10/18/2009
Finally made it to the narrows and my son and I loved it. Great colors, rock formations and plenty of great spots to eat our lunch. Only went into one mine and not very deep. On the way home we saw a couple of openings up the mountain. We will explore next time.
Reviewed by Kat on 11/23/2007
We do ride horses in the Anniversary Narrows and washes throughout Calville area, but you need to be careful about listing horses as a user group. There are additional issues like trailer parking, certified weed free feed, and other environmental impacts besides horse & rider safety or width & condition of the trail. If you're a horse rider contact the Horse Council of Nevada, the Southern Nevada Trails Association or the BLM at their N. Torrey Pines Ave. office before you head drag your horses & horse trailer to Lake Mead. The Muddies are a truly wonderful spring/winter/fall area to ride but do your research ahead and only believe it if it comes from someone who has actually ridden there before. Happy Trails
Reviewed by Larry on 5/31/2007
The Anniversary Mine is owned by the American Borax Co. It is not on BLM or NPS lands. They own 11 claims. 7000 feet of tunnels in the Anniversary Mine. The narrows are in The Muddy Mts. Wilderness area(BLM).
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