Friday, June 5, 2020
The viewing area is a large gravel lot with picnic shelter, grills, vault toilets, and interpretive signs. I didn’t check the toilets for accessibility but the rest of the site is accessible.
Viewing Area 39.10219, -114.76022
Sunday, May 31, 2020
trails, including an interpretive loop, circle the area.
Park 39.03738, -114.84619
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Forest 39.21216, -114.95178
Sunday, May 17, 2020
We camped in the sagebrush flat land at the base of the Red Mountains. The trees have been cut down recently but the sagebrush growth is fairly thick so there aren’t many places to camp. Our camping spot was actually a little used shortcut road. We took a walk north into the foothills and found a couple of clearings in the forest that are large enough for campsites.
Since there aren’t many places to camp or turn around this area is not suitable for large RVs. Forest 38.850104, -115.259978
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Park 38.19124, -117.07909
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Like most gold and silver mining towns Belmont’s boom didn’t last long and many of the current dwellings in town are either new or trailers and RVs used by summer residents. There are still a few ruins of silver rush buildings on both sides of Main Street and old equipment is lined up in empty lots. Several intact wooden and brick buildings are scattered around the town. The courthouse is in good condition but closed for renovations. The 1880s stone Philadelphia House is opened for lodging and meals in the summer. The ruins of the large 40 stamp Combination Mill is located about a mile southeast of Belmont.
A large gravel lot with restrooms and picnic tables is located in the middle of the town. Stop here to pick up a walking tour map. The lot is large enough for any RV. We stopped at Belmont Camp, a forest campground cared for by the town, where we intended to spend the night but found it very sloped and dusty so we ended up at a large pull off a few miles south of town. Belmont 38.59542, -116.87539
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Tanks 38.10196, -116.91039
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Forest 37.70062, -117.23147