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Address: Hwy. 178, Shoshone, CA

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An Interesting Insight Into The Local History

Taking a small hike down Dublin Gulch to see all the abodes that the first white settlers of the area carved into the surrounding cliffs is worthwhile. It makes you think, it's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 March 2015
San Diego, California
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

I have been to many rock dwelling structures in the area, either on the way to Pahrump or towards Baker. Finally got a chance to saunter over to Dublin Gulch and get a look see of it. There is a sign that reads: "During the 1920s, miners carved dwellings in this caliche clay embankment. The name "Dublin Gulch" may have... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

This is great to visit after having visited the local museum. Many of the early miners in the area lived in these man made "caves" to help alleviate the extreme summer temperatures of this Death Valley region and to stayed warmer during the winter. The thick caliche walls and ceilings provided good insulation from the elements. Legend has it that... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Dublin Gulch is just north of the intersection of highways 127 and 178; easy to miss even in a town as small as Shoshone and in a completely different location that shown on the tripadvisor website. There isn't a lot to see especially since most of the "dwellings" are padlocked with heavy wooden doors across the fronts. However, there is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

What an interesting spot. You can walk around the homes built right into the mountains. We snuck into a few, but some are open for you to enjoy. Also make sure you go around back and you can climb up on the roofs

1 Thank Monkebones
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

Taking a small hike down Dublin Gulch to see all the abodes that the first white settlers of the area carved into the surrounding cliffs is worthwhile. It makes you think, it's not like there was a large forest nearby to build houses out of. A very interesting insight into how people innovated to scrape by living in this unusually... More 

1 Thank TheSpeis
Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

Within the town of Shoshone, in back of the post office, across the street from The Crowbar Cafe & Saloon, you'll discover "The White Trail". The White Trail is a three mile "Birding Trail" circle into the hills above the town and runs right through the middle of Dublin Gulch. Most of the miner's caves are locked up but there... More 

2 Thank OregonStrider
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

This place is really cool. I'm glad that we stopped and looked at it. To be able to see where the miners slept and lived was awesome. Glad we made the pit stop on our way to get date shakes at the China ranch.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015

I had no idea what to expect but my husband said we were headed to some cave dwellings. I was imagining something like Anasazi cliff dwellings, but these were totally different and unique. Rooms carved out of rock, in some cases quite large rooms, with locked doors. Interesting place to wander around and lots of good photo opportunities. Will make... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

I must admit I was more enthralled with the piles of rusty tin cans strewn about than I was with the dwellings. I do recommend stopping by this place either before or after enjoying a meal at the Crowbar Café right down the street.

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Florida, Daytona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

Found this place on our way to Death Valley. Very unique area. Exploring was fun. Would stop again if passing by if only for a few more pictures and to see if anyone is home.

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