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Built on silver mining, Chloride once boasted 75 active mines and almost 5,000 residents. Today, the town is a ghost of what it was, but what it is, is a vibrant small community, living with its past and enjoying its present. 

Snugged up against the Cerbat Mountains, this not-quite-ghost-town is as real as it gets. Artists and retirees, outdoor enthusiasts, and a few young families revel in the clean air, quiet setting (except when the coyotes sing in the hills), killer sunsets, and star-spangled night skies.

A little more than a mile outside town, and accessible on foot or via a 4-wheel-drive-only road, are the murals of Chloride miner, Roy Purcell. Painted in the late 60s, Roy's murals are a sight to see, covering 2,000 square feet of rocks and granite along the mountain-side.

Back in town, take pictures in the saloon, visit the museum or catch a live gunfight at high noon (Saturdays only). Group tours, buses and RVs are all welcome.

This little town's motto says it all: "Chloride – quaint,!"

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4940 Tennessee Ave. | Chloride, AZ | (928) 565-9777 |

County It all started How High? Head Count
Mohave 1863 4,000ft 380

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