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Stanley B Springs Trail -- East Fork
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Spring Mountains (Mt. Charleston), Kyle Canyon
Stanley B Springs
Grated mine and trickle of water (view W)

Overview

The Stanley B Springs Trail runs up an old road to an area of springs at the confluence of two canyon. The confluence is a good place to relax in the shade and watch the many birds that come in for water. In the east fork above the confluence, water trickling from a grated mine attracts birds while the mine shaft provides habitat for forest bats.

From the confluence beneath the mining claim sign, a use-trail ascends the narrow canyon to the east. The route stays in the bottom of the canyon, passing a little water slide in the limestone to a grated mine on the left wall. Water trickles from this mine while bats sleep somewhere back in the damp shadows. A few yards farther up the canyon, a second grated mine can be found above a tailings pile.

Stanley B Springs
A hiker starts up the east fork (view NE from the confluence)
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Hikers on use-trail
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Hikers at a small limestone cascade
Stanley B Springs
Exterior of lower mine (note water)
Stanley B Springs
Interior of deep lower mine (photo through grate)
Stanley B Springs
Info sign explaining the ecological importance of bats
Stanley B Springs
Mine tailings a bit farther up the canyon (view NW)
Stanley B Springs
Hiker atop tailings (view W from bottom of canyon)
Stanley B Springs
Mining timbers on edge of wash (view NW)
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Exterior of upper mine (view W down into hole)
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Interior of shallow upper mine (photo through grate)
Stanley B Springs
Scene down canyon from entrance to upper mine (view SE)

Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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