Inyo Mine, Echo Pass
There are some great standing structures and mining ruins along the first part of this trail. You'll encounter at least one really challenging obstacle on the second half and finish on a high scenic pass. You'll need a park pass for this one, and street-legal vehicles only.
Inyo Mine is a favorite spot for visitors because it has structures still standing. Gold was discovered here in 1905. Water had to be hauled in from Furnace Creek, so production costs were high. Despite good ore, the mine shut down in 1912. Another attempt was made between 1932 and 1938 when a 25-ton crushing mill was built. In 1907, the town included a boarding house, blacksmith shop and company store. Lack of water doomed the mine.