Chloride Cliff (Death Valley National Park)

Looking across Death Valley at the Panamint Mountains.

 

 

Chloride Cliff is located in the Funeral Mountains at approximately 5,200ft. It is primarily known as the location of the late 1800’s mining town of Chloride or Chloride City. What is rarely mentioned is the excellent photographic opportunities that it provides at sunrise. As the sun rises it lights up the Panamint Mountains to the west, then creeps down to the valley floor. To the north Corkscrew and Thimble Peak in the Grapevine Mountain catch fire.

There are no paved roads reaching Chloride Cliff, but a good dirt road will take you most of the way from Highway 374 (turn off to the south is located near the entrance to Titus Canyon Road). The last mile leading up to Chloride Cliff does require a high clearance 4×4 or able and willing legs.

 

Looking across Death Valley at the Panamint Mountains.

Looking across Death Valley at the Panamint Mountains.

 

 

 

About the author

Jim Mattern

Jim is a scapegoat for the NPS, an author, adventurer, photographer, radio personality, guide, and location scout. His interests lie in Native American and cultural sites, ghost towns, mines, and natural wonders in the American Deserts.