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Skidoo

Skidoo is more of a town site than a ghost town itself. Mine shafts & rotten wooden framework is all that is left - way out here in the boonies of Death Valley National Park. The dirt road access is suitable for passengers cars (most years) & a good topo map of the area will have you exploring more if you own an SUV or high clearance vehicle. On the way back to Hwy 190, look for the faint & easy to miss single track to Tucki Mine, located just to the north of Skidoo. Ardell thinks the ancient red headed giants live underground, back here in these remote parts of the Panamint range.
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elevation: 4300' population: zip code: 92328

Desert

terrain:
high desert terrain with minimal historic structures & buildings


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location:
Inyo County
S of Stovepipe Wells
off Wildrose Rd, off Hwy 190

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recreation:

  • backpacking
  • hiking
  • camping
  • off-roading
  • ghost towns
  • stargazing
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Death Valley National Park
  • Darwin Falls Wilderness
  • Surprise Canyon Wilderness
  • Panamint Valley
  • skidoo campgrounds

    Lone Pine Campground
    Wildrose Campground
    Mahogany Flat Campground
    Thorndike Campground

    tent camping

    description:
    Old mining camp that somehow has been named a 'ghost town', although I didn't see any ghost, nor were there any old homes for the ghosts to live in. They may have been inside the mine shafts, which were deep, but I'm not crawling in too far to find out. We've all heard the 'falling in a mine stories' . Stay out & stay alive.

    nearby towns:
    Panamint Springs
    Death Valley
    Darwin
    Ballarat
    Lone Pine
    Olancha
    local links:

    Wikipedia Skidoo
    Death Valley Park Topo Map
    NatGeo Death Valley Map
    Inyo Mountains Map

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