Dry Gulch is a small side canyon that trends eastward
from North Fork. North Fork is a main side canyon that separates from City Creek Canyon at Rotary Park. In this canyon is
a trail that runs about 1.4 miles from Rotary Park to the ridge-line at Rudy's Flat. This trail is also the way to Dry Gulch.
Just 1/4 of a mile from Rotary Park on the Rudy's Flat trail, a small side
canyon branches to the east. It is heavily overgrown and bushwhacking is necessary to begin the ascent into the Gulch. I spent
several hours one day searching the lower part of Dry Gulch for any sign of early mining activity. I found none.
Another trip to the upper gulch is planned in 2011.
Mines that are known to have operated in the canyon back in the 1870's include
the Idaho, New Jersey, Richmond, Nixon, El Dorado, Princeton, and Julia among others. Information on these early mines
is hard to come by, but where I have it, I will share it.
What names I can find are listed below. Those with some information
are colored blue and are links to their individual pages. Those with no additional information are listed in white..
EL DORADO MINE
NEW JERSEY MINE