Cerro Gordo

Lone Pine, California (Inyo County)

Last Updated: 09/14/2021
5 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Highlight: Cerro Gordo
In the deserts of Inyo County sits one of the greatest attractions to the overland community. Sitting tucked swaying in the hills and long forgotten is the Cerro Gordo Ghost Town, also known as Cerro Gordo Mine. This blast from the past ghost town is a must-stop when in the area of the 395 or near Death Valley and offers a fantastic adventure back in time. The ghost town is privately owned, but they allow visitors to stop by and check out the place. This is one of those places you have to see at least once. And with all the other attractions in the area, from Kennedy Meadows, Alabama Hills, and the Reward Mine, this can easily be part of an ultimate overland adventure you can plan with your friends. So the only question is, what are you waiting for?


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1. Cerro Gordo Trailhead at CA 136 - Head East (8.38 mi)
The trail splits off the highway and heads up the hills. In this spot is a large dirt area big enough for several trucks and trailers. The road is easy, so airing down isn't needed, but it can make the drive a bit nicer.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Lone Pine, California

Head southeast on US-395 S/S Main St. until the turnoff for State Route 136 East. Turn left onto California State Route 136 East. The destination will be on the left in 13 miles.



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Josh Noesser

Mapping Crew - California

Joshua Noesser grew up in Southern California but has lived in different parts of the country during his young adult life. Josh was first turned to four wheeling when he road with one of his friends dad up Surprise Canyon in the Panamint Valley at age14. After nearly 3 different roll overs later and a half dozen intense waterfalls, Josh was hooked. At 16 he purchased his first Jeep a CJ 7 and by 17 was putting his first locker in it. Currently, Josh is the owner and CEO of Nybble, an IT Solutions Company based in Orange County, California. Nybble isn't your normal IT company where everyone stays in and plays video games. Nybble's average company trip is out on the trails since a good amount of his staff enjoy wheeling too. As Josh likes to say, he offers the only IT Company with the ability to provide services in extreme locations. "If you want a server at the top of The Hammers, we will take care of that for you." Today you can find Josh out on the trail behind the wheel in one of his three different off-road vehicles. See the vehicles below for more information. If you ever run into Josh, please say high, he is a very friendly person and is always happy to have a new person join the group.
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