Chloride Cliff

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.

Amargosa range seen from Chloride Cliff, Death Valley

Belt of Venus over Corkscrew Peak (left) and Thimble Peak (right)
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
Amargosa range from Chloride Cliff, Death Valley

Morning glow, Grapevine Mountains
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
First light on Corkscrew Peak, Chloride Cliff, Death Valley

First light, Corkscrew Peak
5D Mark III, 100-400L IS

 
Corkscrew Peak from Chloride Cliff, Death Valley

Colours, Corkscrew Peak
5D Mark III, 100-400L IS

 
Mesquite Sand dunes and Stovepipe Wells from Chloride Cliff

North end of Death Valley (sand dunes and Stovepipe Wells are seen)
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 

 
 
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