Ghost Towns, Eagle Mountain, California
This place was not easy to find because the main road was closed due to the water pumping plant. It was a 4×4 adventure through dirt and a few sand beds. Once we got to the town of eagle mountain it was gated off. You could not legally drive into the town which was unfortunate. There might be an alternate route through the mountain but a little off-roading is fun to.
Eagle Mountain, California is a modern day ghost town, in the Colorado Desert, in Riverside County founded in 1948 by iron magnate Henry J. Kaiser. The town is located at the entrance of the now-defunct Eagle Mountain iron mine, once owned by the Southern Pacific Railroad, then Kaiser Steel, and located on the southeastern corner of Joshua Tree National Park. The town’s fully integrated medical care system was the genesis of the modern-day Kaiser Permanente health maintenance organization. Eagle Mountain is accessible by Riverside County Route R2, twelve miles (19 km) north of Desert Center, midway between Indio and the California/Arizona state line along Interstate 10. The town’s relative youth and brief time of abandonment make Eagle Mountain among the country’s best preserved ghost towns.