We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Wish I could have seen the whole thing.

There are different routes identified for different vehicles on this tour. ATV, Cars, 4WD. You... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Allan T
Mine Hill

Wonderful Tour laid out over the entire mining area. Be sure to hike around the area of each stop... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2017
Christeen D
via mobile
Read all 12 reviews
6
All photos (6)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good51%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
4 weeks ago
“Wish I could have seen the whole thing.”
Sep 15, 2017
“Mine Hill”
About
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Contact
Smelter Road, Mackay Mine Tour on mountain behind Mackay Idaho, Mackay, ID
Reviews (12)
Filter reviews
12 results
Traveler rating
5
6
1
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
5
6
1
0
0
See what travelers are saying:
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 12 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are different routes identified for different vehicles on this tour. ATV, Cars, 4WD. You drive from one point to the next. We were told that we could probably make it to point number five but it was too much for our Prius. The grade...More

Thank Allan T
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful Tour laid out over the entire mining area. Be sure to hike around the area of each stop. You will find many small mines and remnants of houses and life at the turn of the 20th century. You will need a high clearance vehicle...More

1  Thank Christeen D
Reviewed June 17, 2017

We have a large four-wheel drive truck and decided to do the mine tour and stay on road rated as good for mall type vehicles. We turned around after making it to the 4th stop on the tour as the road was rapidly deteriorating and...More

4  Thank Mitch M
Reviewed May 29, 2017

It's a self guided tour but interesting with standing buildings. The roads are rough and we used 4WD. There was still some snow on her sections of the road in May. Be careful around buildings and mine shafts.

3  Thank 43rdState
Reviewed October 4, 2016

A great way to spend the day however I would recommend 4 wheeler's or off road vehicles. This is a self guided tour and you can pick up the map at the local market. You will climb into the mountains and have a beautiful view...More

1  Thank Kathy A
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Went to this amazing ATV event for the first time and the little town is charming with steep roots in the mining history of the region. The self guided ATV tour can be managed using most vehicles as well and worth the effort!

2  Thank Lonnie L
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Great riding at your own pace. Very interesting. I love history stuff and my husband love mining so was a win win. Lots of information about each site a couple even have picnic tables. I recommend taking a lunch the ride takes about 6 hours...More

1  Thank Dcombe1
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I love history. I love ATV's and I love touring stuff at my own pace. The Mackey Mine tour is right up my alley. In a world of "Private Property" signs the tour is such a refreshing change. Well done, City of Mackay and thank...More

1  Thank Andrea H
Reviewed January 28, 2016

Went on the mine tour in my side by side during the Rally in the Pines. Lots of history on the mountains west of Mackay. Tour is self guided and has interesting information at ther points of interest along the route. Beautiful scenery and great...More

2  Thank 50isfine
Reviewed November 1, 2015

This historical tour is self guided and not always well marked. Once you find the main entrance the marking get better. There is a lot to see and many various trails to wander down. Old buildings, camps, equipment and mine entrances are all over, and...More

3  Thank D B
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
White Knob Motel and RV Park
12 reviews
2.18 miles away
D K Motel
147 reviews
25.06 miles away
Sun Valley Inn
130 reviews
37.82 miles away
Sun Valley Lodge
398 reviews
37.90 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 6 restaurants in Mackay
The Bear Bottom Inn
23 reviews
2.04 miles away
Pickle's Place
312 reviews
25.18 miles away
Heidi's Cafe
5 reviews
28.89 miles away
Sun Valley Club
41 reviews
37.31 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 4 attractions in Mackay
Lost Rivers Museum
10 reviews
1.98 miles away
Sun Valley Resort
251 reviews
37.86 miles away
Craters of the Moon National Monument
1,039 reviews
30.58 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Mackey Mine Tour staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines