Chloride City

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

Total Miles
7.9
Plan with onX Offroad

Elevation
1576.94

Duration
4

Technical Rating
5/10

Best Time
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall

Trail Overview

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.

Difficulty

Moderate: Mostly easy but a few sections are steep and rough. Narrow shelf roads at Chloride Cliff subject to deterioration. Use prudent judgment when to stop as no barricades mark ends of roads. Suitable for most stock high-clearance 4x4 SUVs with low-range gearing.

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.

Access Description

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.'

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