Prospectors Road

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According to legend, miners who boasted about striking it rich would walk along this road only to be ambushed. Hikers have reported seeing a phantom miner who points his finger and stalks the living until they are off of the road.

Submitted by Chris Berglund

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Geographic Information

Prospectors Rd
Garden Valley, CA 95633
United States

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38.83299255303836, -120.8960744217041
El Dorado County, California
Nearest Towns:
Coloma, CA (2.3 mi.)
Georgetown, CA (6.0 mi.)
Auburn Lake Trails, CA (6.4 mi.)
Cold Springs, CA (6.4 mi.)
Placerville, CA (8.9 mi.)
Diamond Springs, CA (10.5 mi.)
Auburn, CA (10.7 mi.)
Deer Park, CA (11.2 mi.)
Shingle Springs, CA (11.7 mi.)
North Auburn, CA (12.1 mi.)


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