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Inyo County, California

Explore Skidoo Road

Originally added by John Maurizi

Skidoo Road is remote and a high clearance vehicle is strongly recommend. The road passes by an abandoned mine shaft in good condition along with a prospector's shack across the way. The road ends at what was the Ghost town of Skidoo.

Skidoo Road is the first dirt road on the left you encounter when driving Emigrant Canyon Road.  The road is suitable for any car until you reach an old mine on the right atop a hill.  Directly to the left is a prospector's wood cabin.  Both are in very good condition and worthy of a stop to check out.

Beyond this point the road makes a sharp left.  After this point, a high clearance vehicle is recommended.  You also be comfortable driving remote dirt roads that travel along a steep slope with no guard rail.

If you continue to the end of Skidoo Road you will reach the site location of Skidoo Ghost Town.  This was a boom town during the gold rush but did not last long.  Unfortunately there are no structures around and only an interpretive sign.  There are several overgrown roads that can be explored by foot.

This is a remote and seldom visited area.  Be sure you have enough gas and water.  Is nice to chill out if you are looking to avoid crowds however, this is a day use area.  No camping is permitted.  BTW, the snake in the photo I came across driving down Skidoo Road.

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