Sat, Nov 18|
Road Trip to see The Journey II
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.
Time & Location
Nov 18, 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.
This will be our second visit to Chloride. This trip is sure to be better than before - no getting lost!
Camp chairs are suggested, and pack a lunch; 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!
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!
Road trip to see The JourneyChloride, AZ