Independence Gold Mine – Sun Valley, ID

The Independence gold mine is located outside of Sun Valley and down Independence Gulch. The mine consists of numerous mining roads, tailing piles, metal and wood artifacts. There is a entrance to a mine shaft but it was still buried in snow when I visited. There is also an old trailed with some shelves. It’s be shot at a lot.


This mine can be accessed by driving down to the end of the road in Independence Gulch within the Elkhorn neighborhood. It’s about a 1.5 mile walk to mine site. It’s very easy to find. Reaching the top of the tailing piles are a different story as they are well above the canyon floor.

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