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Chloride Murals

Annual Road Trip to see The Journey

In November '21, we made our first trip to explore Chloride and see The Journey. Join us this for this year's road trip - all the fun and beauty without the drama! See the pictures and read the story of our first trip in the forum.

Annual Road Trip to see The Journey
Annual Road Trip to see The Journey

Time & Location

Nov 09, 2024, 10:00 AM PST

Chloride Murals, Chloride, AZ 86431, USA

About the event

Roy Purcell, acclaimed artist, started “The Journey” (fondly called “The Chloride Murals”) in 1966 on a 2,000-foot rock formation in the Cerbat Mountains. The location had been a favorite picnic spot in the 1940s and, way before that, an important place for the Chloride Band of Hualapai, who created petroglyphs in the area. After painting the murals and leaving Chloride, Purcell went on to become director of several museums.

In 2005, assisted by his family, Purcell repainted, and added new images, to his creation, using automobile paint.

Purcell's work can be found in private collections around the world, and in corporate art collections including those of Standard Oil and Dow Chemical. Purcell also has a gallery in Tubac, Arizona.

The road to the murals changes depending on rainfall and when it was last graded. As of October 2018, you can easily drive the 1.3 miles with a passenger car. Head east on Tennessee Avenue, go across the cattle guard, and follow the signs, appropriately painted on rocks themselves.

Join us for our annual roadtrip to Chloride!

We will gather for lunch at the park in the center of Chloride. After the meal we'll convoy out to the murals, followed by a tour of the Chloride Ghost Town and cemetery! Photo opps and fun will be plentiful! 

Reccomended Items:

  • Bring your own brown-bag lunch or sign up* for 'Laurelinn's Charmed Charcuterie Lunch'!
  • A chair
  • comfortable shoes
  • Jacket/dress in layers
  • water

* The lunch requires an RSVP and 10.00 to cover cost. A menu will be posted closer to the event.

Our day will begin at the Starbucks parking lot in Henderson, starting about 10:00am and heading out by 10:30. Come join the fun!

Schedule


  • 6 hours

    Road trip to see The Journey

    Chloride, AZ

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