Ubehebe Lead Mine/Corridor Canyon

Death Valley, California 92328

Ubehebe Lead Mine/Corridor Canyon

Ubehebe Lead Mine/Corridor Canyon Professional Review and Guide

"This exploration of a historic mine site with a tram will appeal to mining and history buffs. The longer leg in Corridor Canyon will enchant those who appreciate excellent vistas of cliffs and mountains.

Unsecured mine openings dot the hillside. The National Park Service emphatically warns visitors not to get close to the mines; the tram should also be given a wide berth. The hike up the trail to the overlook gives you a magnificent aerial view of the mine encampment and the rolling hills of the Last Chance Range. Mine openings proliferate like rodent burrows. The rust-colored rock and earth in piles at each opening give the mining operations an eerie fresh appearance, as if the work here just stopped yesterday instead of sixty or one hundred years ago. Numerous wooden posts mark the mountainside along the trail to designate claims of long-gone prospectors.

Crossing carefully beneath the hilltop tram tower, you arrive at trail’s end and a view westward of winding Corridor Canyon. For more information about the history of mining in Death Valley, visit the Borax Museum (free admission) at Furnace Creek Ranch."

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Trail Information

Death Valley
Nearby City
6
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
Best season: October through March
Season
Furnace Creek Visitor Center; (760) 786-3200; www.nps.gov/deva
Local Contacts
NPS Death Valley Visitors Map; Trails Illustrated Death Valley National Park Map; USGS Ubehebe Peak-CA and Teakettle Junction-CA
Local Maps