Red Cloud Mine

5/5 (6 reviews)
The Red Cloud Mine Trail near Indio / Salton Sea might just be one of the most unique areas in all of Southern California. Along this route, you are blasted into the 1840's gold rush era when people managed to survive in remote and austere conditions. Along this route are some unique structures in...Read More
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Highlights of Red Cloud Mine

Camping Category IconCamping
Desert Category IconDesert
Ghost Town Category IconGhost Town
Iconic Category IconIconic
Mine Category IconMine
Overland Category IconOverland
Rock Category IconRock
Sand Category IconSand
Scenic Category IconScenic
Wash Category IconWash
Highest Elevation
2462 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
East
Official Trail Name
3006 - Red Cloud Mine
Nearest Town
Blythe
Nearest Services
Blythe
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Palm Springs / South Coast Field Office

Overview

The Red Cloud Mine Trail near Indio / Salton Sea might just be one of the most unique areas in all of Southern California. Along this route, you are blasted into the 1840's gold rush era when people managed to survive in remote and austere conditions. Along this route are some unique structures including stone houses, a stone mill, graves, historic mines, classic cars, and much more. If you happen to find yourself near Palm Springs and you are looking for an off-road adventure, take your 4x4, do a little rock crawling, and check out The Red Cloud Trail.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Guide Overview
11 Waypoints
35 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
6 Community Reviews
1 Video
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