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Death Valley National Park:
Chloride CityRoute #3
high-clearance first 2 miles, 4x4 required beyond
3.4 miles east of Hell's Gate on Daylight Pass Road
Camping: yes, after first 2 miles
One of the earliest sites of mining in Death Valley can be reached via a loop drive. Two miles from the Daylight Pass Road is Monarch Canyon where the road becomes deeply rutted. The side road to Chloride City and Chloride Cliff beyond climbs steeply to the right at 5.3 miles. Loop back to the paved road an easier way by continuing northeast down the road from the Chloride City junction.
Photos of Chloride City & Chloride CliffIn 1871, August Franklin killed a snake, looked down and found some rich looking float. He and his partners ...
Mining HistoryThe oldest mine on the east side of Death Valley National Monument, and one of the oldest within the entire ...
Geology of Chloride CliffWithin the canyon prior to the junction, you are traveling through the late Proterozoic Stirling quartzite. ...
Funeral Mountains/Greenwater Valley EcosubsectionThe predominant natural plant communities on fans are Desert-holly series and, higher up the fans, Creosote bush series. ...