High above Death Valley.
High in the Funeral Mountains of the Amargosa Range, Chloride Cliff offers sweeping views of the north end of Death Valley from a vantage similar to that of Dante’s View and Aguereberry Point. It is, however, much more difficult to access than the other two points, requiring a high clearance 4WD vehicle to negotiate the rugged – and at times hairy – mountain route. The nearby settlement of Chloride City took root in 1871 following a mining claim.
I set out on a cold and dark December morning with my guide Death Valley Jim. Check out the video clip of our small adventure.