Chloride City was established in 1905 as part of the explosion of mineral discoveries and mining in the Death Valley area in the late 18th century. Located in the aptly-named Funeral Mountains, what remains of Chloride City today is accessible by a seriously challenging dirt road off the highway between Beatty, Nevada, and Death Valley National Park. There is not much of a city left, but there are several mining remnants, closed-off mining shafts and collapsed wooden buildings. There is also the grave of one James McKay. There are other mine remnants scattered in the area, so there is much to explore for those who are willing to hike a bit.
The road to Chloride City is an adventure in itself, winding about 7 miles from Daylight Pass Road. It is narrow, steep and deeply rutted in many segments and is only suitable for high-clearance, four-wheel drive vehicles. This site is so challenging to get to that it will be primarily be interesting to people who like driving rough roads or who are old mine enthusiasts.