The trail to the mines is very easy rolling through some small washes with some miner short hills to walk up. There isn't much shade, which was probably a good thing, but I wouldn't want to be walking the trail in warmer weather, because it would probably be too hot.
All of the mine shafts have been closed off for safety reasons
The views are spectacular from some of the mine tailings.
The photo below pictures the different layers of cactus. Cholla and Ocatillo in the foreground, then Saguaro, and the hill is covered with organ pipe.
So, it was a pretty nice easy day of hiking. The Monument is very quiet and I didn't see another soul on the trail.