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El Paso Mountains

Fremont Valley, Garlock Fault, El Paso Mountains
El Paso Mountains, Fremont Valley, Garlock Fault

Map of the El Paso Mountains in the Mojave Desert including location of Garlock fault

Area Description:

The roads and trails of the El Paso Mountains will lead you into a region known for its dazzling multi-hued canyons, historic mining areas and primitive desert landscapes.

Highways

Ecosubsections

Geomorphology

    Mojave Desert Province

    The Mojave is a broad interior region of isolated mountain ranges separated by expanses of desert plains. ...

    Basin and Range Province

    The Basin and Range is the westernmost part of the Great Basin. The province is characterized by interior drainage with lakes and playas, and ...

    Garlock Fault

    The Garlock Fault is the defining fault between the Mojave Desert and ...

Burro Schmidt Tunnel

William "Burro" Schmidt spent 38 years digging through Copper Mountain in the El Paso range. ...

Burro Schmidt Cabin

His love for Aunt Jemima Pancakes is evidenced by the numerous boxes nailed to ...

Goler Gulch

John Goller was one of the Lost '49ers who had seen gold in one of the canyons on his way ...

Garlock

At first Garlock was known as El Paso City or Cow Wells interchangeably. The little town provided ...

Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon State Park features scenic desert cliffs, buttes and spectacular ...

Last Chance Canyon

Manly and Rogers on their heroic walk to save a party of lost 49er's made their way through this rugged ...

Cudahy Ghost Camp

The 700 foot high pumicite outcropping in El Paso Mountains was between ...

Holly Mine

Cleanser mine located in the El Paso range.

Bickel Camp

Walt Bickel's gold camp ...

El Paso Mountains Wilderness

Numerous reddish-colored buttes and dark, uplifted volcanic mesas dissected by narrow canyons distinguish this ...

El Paso Mountains Mining District

The first recorded mining activity in the El Paso Mountains predates the Sageland discoveries by a few years, but the majority of ...
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