Old Spanish Trail

Old Spanish Trail (HMJGQ)

Location: Sloan, NV 89054 Clark County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 59.907', W 115° 26.861'

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Mountain Springs Pass

This 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.
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HM NumberHMJGQ
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Marker Number142
Placed ByNevada State Park System, Southern Nevada Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 5:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 639914 N 3984890
Decimal Degrees35.99845000, -115.44768333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 59.907', W 115° 26.861'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 59' 54.42" N, 115° 26' 51.66" W
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Area Code(s)702
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 870-888 Cottonwood Valley Rd, Sloan NV 89054, US
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