Chloride Arizona -Ghost Town and More!
Chloride is a mining ghost town, but it never completely died, and therefor has the old abandoned buildings and mining equipment, not having completely died it also has restaurants, gift shops, a silversmith, art gallery’s and more. At one time chloride had over 72 mines operating. Many of the old shafts, tunnels and tailings are still there but explore at your own risk.
One of the better known attractions in Chloride are murals painted by Roy Purcell.
Gunfights are held on Saturdays at high noon in Cyanide Springs an old west backdrop in the heart of Chloride.
Chloride is home to a very large collection of “Yard Art”, some people may call it junk.
||No fee for the area, but most of the land is private property, please respect the landowners rights.|
|Best Time to Visit:||Anytime|
|Where it is:||Chloride is located about two hours east of Las Vegas NV|
|Directions:||Between Kingman, AZ and Boulder City, NV, just a few miles off the major highway US 93, main corridor from Mexico to Canada. Turn east at mile post marker 53, onto Mohave County Rte 125 and drive 4 miles to Chloride.|
|Links:||Roy Purcell GalleryChloride History|
|Contact:||Chloride Chamber of CommercePO Box 268Chloride, AZ 86431
|GPS:||N 35 25.056 w 114 16,434|
Tips for the Photographer
|Equipment:||You can use a variety of equipment with all of the different things that there are to photograph. You will most certainly want to bring a polarizing filter|
|What to Photograph:||The town itself, the old bank, old train station, jail, Cyanide Springs, murals, mines, and mine shafts. There are lots of trails for hiking, biking, off road riding, and horseback riding. Above the town are two BLM campgrounds: Windy Point and Packsaddle. From this vantage point a person can see land in four different states: Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah. The view is absolutely spectacular.
|Photography Tips:||Chloride is located in the desert, that means lots of sunshine (about 350 days a year) making for high contrast during the day. Shooting in the early morning or late evening will give better light.This is a great place to do HDR photography.|