In The Desert
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Ghost Towns, Gold Mines
This is an interesting trip into an isolated area of Eastern Nevada and a small part of Iron County Utah. This was just a preliminary search into the area to see what might be available for future trips. There are many off-road adventures in this area that we did not pursue. This whole area (see map below) has many more mines, ghost towns, and old cabins that still need to be found. A good topo map program will help with your search.
To see this map in a larger version please click on the magnifying glass in the lower right. The vertical blue line is the Nevada/Utah state line and the blue oval shows our area of interest. Rt. 56 is shown as a yellow line and is the only major paved road in the area.
Here are a few photos of our exploratory trip into the area. We talked to another gentleman in the area and got more info that might lead to another trip in search of Ghost Towns. We asked a very nice couple (Kevin & Lori) to join us on this trip. Thanks to Lori for spotting the old cabin at the Charlie Ross Mine or we would have missed that.
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You could spend days in this area and not see it all and there are many more challenging roads to be seen. One word of advice, there are many open mines with vertical shafts in this area, use caution and have fun.
Mines in the area
We originally wanted to get to the Deer Lodge Post Office and into Deer Lodge Canyon, but we ran out of time -- another trip maybe? Here's a list of the 15 mines in the area that are known and have names listed on topo maps. There are other places of interest to include cemeteries and old cabins.
Charlie Ross Mine
Mountain View Mine
Big Buck Mine
Little Buck Mine
Red Eagle Mine