In the early 1900s, William H. “Burro” Schmidt arrived in Last Chance Canyon, a mining area that previously had been occupied by American Indians for thousands of years. Beginning in 1906, Schmidt spent 32 years tunneling through Copper Mountain as a way to transport his ore to the railroad on the other side of the El Paso Mountains.
Red Rock Canyon has a campground and picnic areas. Undeveloped sites can be found on BLM land.
Ridgecrest, CA - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 16 miles