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Chloride City

Climb up to abandoned Chloride City and up to Chloride Cliff.

Total Miles

15

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Elevation
5,176'
Duration
4 Hours
Technical Rating
5 / 10
Best Time
Winter/ Spring/ Summer/ Fall

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Trail Overview
Chloride City
Street-legal vehicles with a park pass can climb over a thousand feet on this fun trail up to abandoned Chloride City to see an old mine. Travel another 400 feet up to Chloride Cliff. Check out the kiosk in Chloride City for more information.
History
Chloride City was first established in the early 1870s when silver was discovered at Chloride Cliff. Poor profits led to the town’s abandonment by 1880. New investors reopened the mine in 1908. Enough ore was discovered to warrant construction of a cyanide mill in 1916, but by 1918 the town, once again, shut down.
Getting There
Head northeast from Stovepipe Wells or north from Furnace Creek on Highway 190 and connect to Highway 374 heading northeast towards Beatty, NV. Look for dirt road on right 3.3 miles after Hells Gate Rest Area. Sign says “4x4 High Clearance, No Camping Next 2 Miles.”
Contact for Current Conditions
Furnace Creek Visitor Center
(760) 786-3200