Queen Esther Mine Road

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The Queen Esther Mine Road begins off Powerline Road, proceeds southeast to the base of the Chuckwalla Mountains, and ends at the mine site. The road alternates between gravel and soft sand.  There are two washouts that a full-sized truck would have trouble with.

Cholla cacti line the narrow road. If you have pets, monitor them closely because these cacti are very sharp and stick to everything they touch. Do not try to remove them with your hands, even with gloves. There are also Ocotillo and Palo Verde trees along the trail. At the end of the road, an opening to the mine extends into the mountain for approximately 100 feet. Use caution if you decide to venture in for a look.

There is no room for camping at the end of the road, but several open areas along the track are suitable for camping.