Lucky Boy Vista Loop is a hiking trail in Riverside County, California. It is within Joshua Tree National Park. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 4,431 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 217 feet. The trail ends near the Elton Mine (elevation 4,511 feet) quarry.
Lucky Boy Vista Loop Professional Reviews and Guides
"This relatively flat hike to the Elton Mine site is on a broad sandy jeep track which is in better shape than the Geology Tour Road extension you take to get here. The trail climbs gradually above a yucca and pinyon boulder garden to the north. Just beyond the mine on a lofty plateau is a magnificent overlook of the Split Rock region of the park. For a short hike, this outing provides you with an opportunity for desert solitude, a great view, and a historical site. The reverse view on the trip back to the car is equally spacious. A short round-trip to a plateau vista and site of the old Elton Mine."
--Bill & Polly Cunningham, Hiking California's Desert Parks (Falcon Guides).
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