Western Mines - Ida Clayton Road

Western Mines Road starts on the west side of SR 29 just south of Middletown. It is unpaved until it reaches the Napa County line where it becomes paved and is named Ida Clayton Road. This photo, looking north from Western Mines Rd., shows part of The Geysers geothermal field and Cobb Mountain in the distance.

Ida Clayton Road- that is one big manzanita bush!

Ida Clayton Road- the west slope of Mount Saint Helena.

Ida Clayton Road- looking towards the Napa Valley.

Ida Clayton Road- looking down into Knight's Valley.

Looking east toward The Palisades from SR 29 on the Mount Saint Helena climb.

Route: Take SR 29 north from downtown Calistoga. When you get about a mile south of Middletown you will see Western Mines Rd. (CR 115) on the left. This segment is unpaved until you hit the Napa County line where it becomes paved and is called Ida Clayton Rd. It will continue down to SR 128 in Knights Valley. Go left on SR 128 and continue into downtown Calistoga.

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The Geysers geothermal field and the Clear Lake Volcanics
Mount Saint Helena
Robert Louis Stevenson State Park
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