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Ryan Ranch Loop

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0.9 Miles 1.4 Kilometers


95%

Runnable

120' 36 m

Ascent

-78' -24 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

4,427' 1,349 m

High

4,308' 1,313 m

Low

Shared By Tom Robson

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All Clear 64 days ago
Dry: Trail is clear. Ruins are showing some vandalism unfortunately =(. History

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An easy doubletrack leading to the Ryan Ranch ruins.

Tom Robson

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Description

From the park road, this doubletrack heads south, uphill towards the Ryan Ranch complex. At the top of the small hill (and at the base of Ryan Mountain), you'll find the remnants of the Ryan Complex. The complex consists of two adobe structures, a well, an adobe residence, a graveyard, and the remains of a corral.

The complex itself was established by the Ryan brothers, Tom and Jepp in the early 1890's. After building the ranch, the family developed the Lost Horse Mine, the most profitable mine in this area. The mine was fed water by Lost Horse Spring, a spring 750 feet higher and three miles away (now called Lost Horse Well because the family dug a well there).

Today, this complex showcases a way of desert life that is indicative of successful mining endeavors in the area.

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