This side trail leads to the edge of the AJ Glory Hole, a massive chasm with 800 foott deep walls. The mine produced millions of dollars in gold during its operational life. The hole was created in a process where miners would blast under a mound of earth and have it collapse. This allowed for easy mining of the ore and then the hole could be blasted a layer deeper. The hole is roughly 1/2 mile long and 1/3 mile wide and has vertical walls. There are no protective barriers, so beware.
- Juneau, AK Driving Directions