Final adjustments are made on the Flood & Hindle Arrastra at South Pass City State Historic Site. The Arrastra is a new feature on the Flood and Hindle Mining Trail that opens to the public on Sunday at 10 a.m. A work crew from the State Parks Central Construction Office at Shoshoni reconstructed the Arrastra(SPCSHS)
(South Pass City, Wyo.) – Another new attraction at South Pass City State Historic Site will be unveiled to the public this Labor Day weekend. It’s the Flood and Hindle Mining Trail that features a replica Arrastra at it’s original location and new interpretation signage.
To celebrate the opening of the new trail and and associated historic mining equipment, the Friends of South Pass City are planning their first Oro Fino Run: Mine Tour & ATV Poker Run Sunday, September 1st, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Proceeds from the ATV poker run will help the Friends of South Pass support restoration efforts at the historic mining town and at the Carissa Mine.
The Flood & Hindle Mining Trail highlights some of the oldest features at South Pass City.
The poker run includes guided tours of features along the new trail as well as historic gold mines near South Pass City. The tour will end at the Carissa Mine with a demonstration of the Milling equipment.
The tour is open to ATVs and 4x4s and it can also be hiked as well.
Tickets are $25 for one hand, a commemorative T-
Tickets are available Sunday at South Pass City State Historic Site.
The historic gold mining town is located off of Highway 28 on South Pass, 34 miles south of Lander or 89 miles north of Rock Springs.
Note: County10.com Managing Editor Ernie Over is a member of the Board of Directors of the Friends of South Pass City