Mountain Springs PassThis portion of the Old Spanish Trail was discovered in January, 1830, by Antonio Armijo during his first trip from Santa Fe to Los Angeles. The spring just north of this marker provided excellent water and fed meadows of luxuriant grass for draft animals. Two days were required to travel between Las Vegas and Mountain Springs Pass. The trip was broken at Cottonwood Springs, the site of Blue Diamond, where an early start was usually made in order to climb the pass by nightfall. Early travelers often referred to the area as Piute Springs, but the present title has been used for over a century. The altitude made Mountain Springs one of the favorite camping spots on the trail.
|Placed By||Nevada State Park System, Southern Nevada Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 5:18am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 639914 N 3984890|
|Decimal Degrees||35.99845000, -115.44768333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 59.907', W 115° 26.861'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 59' 54.42" N, 115° 26' 51.66" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 870-888 Cottonwood Valley Rd, Sloan NV 89054, US|
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