Last Chance Canyon

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Last Chance Canyon
Looking down the canyon.JPG
The canyon near Cudahy Camp
Last Chance Canyon is located in California
Last Chance Canyon
Nearest city Johannesburg, California
Coordinates 35°22′6″N 117°54′28″W / 35.36833°N 117.90778°W / 35.36833; -117.90778Coordinates: 35°22′6″N 117°54′28″W / 35.36833°N 117.90778°W / 35.36833; -117.90778
Area 70,528 acres (28,542 ha)
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 72000225[1]
Added to NRHP December 5, 1972

Last Chance Canyon is a canyon in the El Paso Mountains near Johannesburg, California. The canyon runs from Saltdale in the south to Black Mountain in the north; part of it lies within Red Rock Canyon State Park. The canyon includes a variety of archaeological sites, including pictographs, villages, rock shelters, mills, and quarries. Historic sites such as gold mining camps are also located in the canyon.[2]

The canyon is owned by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and is open for recreational use. Hiking, camping, and 4-wheel drive vehicles are permitted in most parts of the canyon.[2]

The canyon was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 5, 1972.[1]



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Last Chance Canyon". U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 

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