Chloride Mines

Total Miles
17.9

Elevation

1,892.20 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

7

Difficult

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Parking is available behind the Mindeshaft Market, and camping is available at the Chloride Western RV Park. Please ride respectfully through town. The trail starts out in Chloride, a delightful mining town, and takes you first to Roy Purcell painted murals. Then your four-wheeling adventure begins.

Photos of Chloride Mines

Chloride Mines
Chloride Mines
Chloride Mines

Difficulty

Difficult: The toughest section is immediately after the murals. You'll cross a challenging boulder field, then follow a rough, twisty mining road over the Cerbat Mountains to elevations above 6,000 feet. Once around the back side, the road gets much easier. Our stock 4-door Rubicon had no problems.

History

Roy Purcell first painted his murals in 1966, but they have recently been redone. The boom years for mining in Chloride were from 1900 to 1920. At one point, 2,000 people lived in the town, unearthing about 75 mines on the surrounding hillsides. Today the unique town is a popular tourist attraction. Check with the Chloride Chamber of Commerce for planned special events.

Technical Rating

7

Status Reports

Eric Gartin
Dec 31, 2023
Open
Normal
Trail from the murals up to windy point campground is the most difficult portion of this trail. Obstacles are less than 18” in height and is passable by a 4WD vehicle with minimum 12” clearance.
David F
Sep 16, 2023
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Washboard

Access Description

Take Highway 93 north from Kingman about 18 miles and turn right on County Road 125 about 0.3 miles after mile marker 53. A large sign for Chloride marks the turn.

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