Model "A" automobiles on San Lucas Canyon Road in 1931.
| Could it
be that when the
miners of Cerro Gordo discovered that natural hot springs existed in
Saline Valley, they built a route (less the
Environmental Impact Studies) to access Saline Valley via the Nelson
The warm flowing pools of Saline Valley were rumored to have the properties of the "Fountain Of Youth". This rumor along with the fact that the miners of Cerro Gordo really needed a bath may have led to the hasty construction of this first road from Cerro Gordo to Saline Valley.
when you visit the hot springs of Saline Valley, you may see old Desert
Rats wondering around half naked with only tee shirts on hanging out at the
Join us as we explore the long lost San Lucas Canyon Road;
Landslides on the upper road, the lower road is completely buried. Looks like Mother Nature really didn't want a road through this canyon.
Let's continue our hike
on the San Lucas Canyon Road to Saline Valley,
Thanks for exploring another of California's historic back roads with us.