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The Grand Central Mill Trail

San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area
Bureau of Land Management
United States

Phone: (520) 458-3559


This 1 1/2 mile hike from the ghost town of Fairbank to the ruins of the Grand Central Mill follows an old town roadbed to the site. A number of these stamping mills were built along the San Pedro River during the silver boom in Tombstone. The silver-bearing ore was brought to the river by mule trains and then pounded to a fine powder by huge iron stamping rods before being processed with mercury. The masonry work of the foundations of this mill is still clearly visible.