Explore the Abandoned Tintic Standard Reduction Mill


Added by Doran Erickson

Awesome Abandoned Mill with Graffiti and nearby Swimming Hole

Parking just off the road in a dirt lot you walk about 7 minutes before heading up the hill to reach the Mill. Going up and down the hill can be a bit difficult with loose rock covering the hill side. Once you make it about half way up the hill you can explore the rubble filled and graffiti covered cement ruins of the Mill. Catching the sunset here is a must. The mill sits on the western side of the hill and lights up as the sun sets in the west. Golden hour is spectacular here. 

Before reaching the mill there is a medium-ish sized swimming hole with clear, cool water. During the warmer months it's great to take a dip.

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Swimming Hole

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Don’t Come Here

This is not a place to explore. You will get in huge trouble, and there are also health dangers. I would not recommend.

No trespassing Contaminated ground - Tintic Reduction facility

Beautiful location, unfortunately it is posted as no trespassing and citations will be issued if caught. The ground and surrounding water, including the crystal clear pond mentioned in the article, is contaminated with Lead and Arsenic that was used in the mining process when the facility was active back in the 1920's. I highly recommend that people stay away from the area and just admire it from the roadway the goes through this beautiful valley.


Do not come here. It is illegal and you will get busted for trespassing

Illegal now

I came here with my husband around 5 months ago. It was really cool but we did have to pass through a fence with a no trespassing sign. As we returned to our car there was a police officer waiting, he took down our names and told us we were trespassing.

Awesome Place / DON'T GO IN WATER!

Awesome place, yes it is now illegal to go there technically but go when there aren't cops if you really want to. And don't take a dip in the ponds. They DO have toxic chemicals.

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