Chloride City Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The undulating trail to Chloride City sees little vehicle traffic. Located on the eastern edge of Death Valley National Park, the well-formed trail travels between California and Nevada, passing through the northern end of the Funeral Mountains (part of the Amargosa Range). The trail is rough in places, enough so that high-clearance 4WD is advised. There are few side trails, but one worthwhile spur travels a short distance down a narrow canyon to a deep pour-off in the wash. A hiking trail follows an old pack trail farther down the canyon. It heads past Monarch Spring on its way to Death Valley. Special Attractions: Unparalleled view from Chloride Cliff overlooking Death Valley and the Amargosa and Panamint Ranges; Historic site of Chloride City; Quiet trail through Death Valley National Park and the Amargosa Desert. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs."