Friday, August 9, 2013

Road Trip: The Murals at Chloride, AZ

On a recent road trip returning from Las Vegas, NV we took a few minutes to explore the one-time silver mining town of Chloride, AZ in Mohave County. Located off HWY 93, it's located between somewhere and nowhere (ie. I have no clue what mile marker) in the middle of the desert.

It was Sunday, and the town was quiet. We drove past the open old-timey convenience store with tables on the sidewalk, and followed the signs that read, "MURALS". The unpaved road got bumpier the further we drove and eventually it ended at a few boulders that were, in fact, freshly painted with interesting, and unusual murals.


There was also a nice but rocky trail that led up a hill, and another that led down through the brush. If you do plan to stock at Chloride, be sure to bring sturdy shoes for the trails. You don't want to *ahem* twist your ankle *cough cough* on any loose rocks while wearing completely inappropriate shoes.
If you're road tripping and your legs need stretching, and your body is feeling particularly parched, it's an oasis you might want to check out. There are also plenty of antique shops and a few artist studios located in this rustic old mining town.