The charcoal that was produced by the kilns was used as fuel for two silver-lead mining smelters in the Argus Range,25 miles to the west.
The kilns only operated for less than a year,until the summer of 1878, when the Argus mines,due to deteriorating ore quality,closed and the furnaces shut down.
Each of the kilns held 42 cords of Pinyon logs and after burning for a week,produced 2,000 bushels of charcoal.
The kilns owe their longevity to the fact that they were in use for such a short time.
There`s also a 4.2 mile 3000ft hike up to the peak for those looking to make a day out of it.Spectacular view.