The first stop along this route is Clair Camp where you'll see some interesting mining ruins and standing structures. If you're in a green-sticker vehicle, you need to stop at the Death Valley National Park boundary, otherwise, you may just continue on to Rita's Cabin. There are a lot of other mining roads to check out along Rogers Pass. Eventually you'll encounter an old bridge that's impassible, so you'll need to turn around and go back the way you came to finish the trail.
In 1897, over 200 men worked the Ratcliff Mine and lived at Clair Camp (later named). The mine shut down in 1905 after producing a half million dollars in gold. In 1930, W.D. Clair bought the mine and was able to extract another $60,000. Source: Secret Places in the Mojave Desert, Vol. II, by Jim Mattern.