How to get to the Iron Door, Lake Havasu AZ

How to get to the Iron Door, Lake Havasu AZ

Iron Door mine, is located in Bison wash near Lake Havasu City, Az. In this video I will explain how to get to this location and things to see along the way.
To get to Iron Door you need to go to Bison wash and follow the wash back above Bison water fall. You will need a good off road vehicle to get to this mine.
Once you get to Bison water fall you will take the trail to the left, to get on top. Then you follow that wash straight back to get to the Iron door. Once you can not drive anymore, you will need to hike. There is a hiking trail on the right hand side once you climb the rock face. There is now a rock arrow pointing to the trail. You can also just hike straight up the wash. I would say its probably 1.5 to 2 mile hike to the mine. (I did not record distance) I would not recommend doing this hike when it is hot. There is no shade till you get inside the mine.
There is not much to see in the mine. There is some graffiti, bats, and calcite. The mine has some different tunnels to take. All the tunnels dead end. There is no way to get lost in this mine. The mine is tall enough to stand up in the whole time. It is also pretty long.
In the video there is some detours and other mines you can see on your way to the Iron Door.
Watch for the information on the detours.


  1. peter frank on April 30, 2023 at 2:16 am

    BTW.. there are remants of a WWII plane crash up there.. was a landing gear and many small bits around.. I think it was farther up toward crossman peak.. we used to find a bunch of 50 cal shells and bullets around

  2. Bruce Anderson on April 30, 2023 at 2:19 am

    Your doing all the things I wanted to do before I got old…well ancient, and then moved to the East Coast, but I’m still only 2200 miles away…lol

  3. Bruce Anderson on April 30, 2023 at 2:27 am

    Every trip in the desert is a learning adventure.

  4. bquade70 on April 30, 2023 at 2:28 am

    Hey I live right here! Hitting that trail soon ..
    Lake Havasu 🌞 Az

  5. Cody Perry on April 30, 2023 at 2:48 am

    You said saguaro improperly

  6. Kim InWis on April 30, 2023 at 2:53 am

    How the heck don’t you freak out on those "roads"??

  7. Ethan Hennessy on April 30, 2023 at 3:01 am

    I’m just saying I live here and that road to the left to the falls is way worse then it is in the video now and would use extreme precautions when doing it

  8. peter frank on April 30, 2023 at 3:05 am

    I grew up there in the 70’s.. i lived on Bison Blvd.. we didnt call that bison waterfall… we actually found dynamite in that mine.. we also just called it "the mine" great to see the adventure.. brings back memories.. spent many an hour kicking around on my XR75 and later on dads dt175…

  9. Christopher Luna on April 30, 2023 at 3:08 am

    I definitely need to get myself back into the great outdoors.

  10. Marnie Griffith on April 30, 2023 at 3:09 am

    Girl you are brave!!! I would be freaking out in that mine

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