If your looking for a new area to go off-roading, Check out Mescal Rd. It is only about a 40 minute drive from Tucson! Off exit 297. The road is about 16 miles. The first three is paved and the first eight is suitable for any car. As you head through the dirt road you will see the Rincon Mts that surround the valley. Also for hikers , you can go to Forest Rd 35 if you want to hike Miller trail, I also saw a sign that said Turkey trail. Here are some photos of this area.
This western movie studio had some big Hollywood stars and movies made here! This is called Old Tucson’s sister studio and has been standing for 50 years! It was used for the movie “Tombstone” the gunfight scene. The saloon was used for the movie “The quick and the dead” also “The three amigos” so it has had many many Hollywood actors and actresses!
Well, the road goes on, but I won’t spoil the rest of this trip, you gotta check it out yourself! All that’s missing is water, I see a lot of campfire rocks built in different areas, but I did not see many “No trespassing “ signs, . So just use common sense when going. Have fun!!!!! Crank up the tunes and drive!
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I was really excited to get out and go on a small road trip over the weekend! Nothing beats a nice long drive with your jams blasted on the radio! Well, needless to say we ended up in Chloride, Az.. This place was founded in 1862,where silver was discovered here and it had a whopping 75 mines! It is located 25 miles north of Kingman, Az and 80 miles South of Las Vegas. It is in Mohave county and is nestled in the Cerbat mountain range.
Chloride is the oldest mining town that still has a heartbeat here in Arizona! It is a cool place to check out . It is full of old buildings, a lot of artistic expressionism, and although some people call it a ghost town, it is inhibited by many people! probably around 400 or more people reside here. We noticed a lot of people sitting outside the resteraunt called “Yesterday’s.
The murals that were painted by Roy Purcell are pretty cool, Called “The Journey” on 2,000 square feet and we saw many jeeps coming down the dirt road. It looks like many trails for off-roaders out there! Fun.
Chloride has had some movies filmed there as well. In Fact, Jack Nicholson Started in the 1970’s movie called Rebel Rousers! Also “Universal soldier 1992) “Serendepity (3) and anold western movie called “Old Nevada! Pretty awesome!
So after we left Chloride, we headed to The Hualapai Mountain Park!
This was a fun roadtrip and if your looking for something new to go see, this is a nice trip!
Hope you enjoyed this article, next month we will be taking a trip up I-95 and up to Tonapah, to check out the most haunted hotel in Nevada, called The Mizpah hotel, and much more explorations!!!! Have a blessed week!