Red Cloud Mine Road

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Red Cloud Mine Road is an up and back cutting through a sea of sand following the western border of the Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness into a fascinating rock fortress of steep-walled canyons, washes, geologic textures, and delightful colors, creating a constantly changing panorama. If it's solitude you crave, the chances are great you'll be alone here. This rugged mountain road once provided access to over 30 mines and prospects. Now, all abandoned, several mine remnants can still be seen from the trail. The BLM rates the road as "More Difficult" for good reasons. Once in the mountains, the roadbed consists of broken rock, narrow paths requiring driving over and around large rocks, and steep, challenging descents approaching 25 degrees. This road should be driven by two or more vehicles, with experienced off-road drivers utilizing 4x4 lifted vehicles.