Routes to Chloride City / Stateline Sign
Posted by David A. Wright on November 07, 2002 at 19:21:37:
In Reply to: Re: Brief History of Chloride City posted by Mark Holloway (Tumbleweed) on November 07, 2002 at 04:50:09:
Image above taken from road to Chloride Cliff and looking into the bowl that Chloride City is located.
In addition to the above mentioned route to Chloride City from the east, another route is found for those who want a bit of spice to their roadway.
2.7 miles west of Daylight Pass road is a small sign indicating 4x4 is necessary but does not say anything about what's up the road. The route is generally fine for all truck based SUVs. I've heard of individuals who've gotten in with stock VW Bugs. I'd hesitate to take a Suburu Outback in there. The road is not technically challenging, just a lot of bedrock and some off camber turns. The route is described in THE EXPLORER'S GUIDE TO DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, by T. Scott Bryan and Betty Tucker Bryan, on pages 196-200.
While at Chloride City, don't pass up the view of Death Valley from nearby Chloride Cliff. The road to the very top has a hundred yards of steep, rocky scramble, no problem for a 4x4, but might worry those new to the offroad world. A suitable and level parking spot is found half way up.
Funny about the sign indicating the stateline. Prior to the creation of Death Valley National Park, the 4x4 stateline post three-tenths of a mile east of mile was the only indication of crossing into Nevada. I'm glad it's still there for the sake of accuaracy. The large Nevada state sign at the park boundary is a joke in my opinion, it is not even truthful.