Cathedral Canyon

16343_101129943248006_7452086_nApparently, some poor guy built this fabulous monument to his dead daughter back in the ’90s. You can read all about it here:

Cathedral Canyon is just outside Vegas, between Pahrump and Tecopa, about an hour’s drive. I guess back in the day it was 16343_101129949914672_100000530028162_29819_1741218_nlit up with colored lights, and had a suspension bridge and running water and bathrooms and everything, so people from Vegas used to party out there. But then the guy who built it died, and since then the whole place has sort of fallen into a state of crumbling decay…which in my opinion is even better!

Also onsite lie the supposed remains of Quehoe, the “Last Renegade Indian,” a murderous club-footed half-breed who lived in a cave 90 miles away and spent his life terrorizing the white settlers in the area back in the early 1900s, until his death around 1911. 30 years later, his mummified remains were found in his cave, along with a sheriff’s badge and a .38, and the Elks Club used to roll the mummy out for parades and such, until finally a local D.A. bought Quehoe and gave him a “proper burial” at Cathedral Canyon.






pic by Rising Phoenix Studios
pic by Rising Phoenix Studios
pic by Shutterbug-Studio
pic by Shutterbug-Studio



Fantastic photo with the wall mural.
Thanks for telling us about an interesting place for us to explore. We will be checking out several of your amazing finds.

DW Buttery

You wrote this on LinkedIn in the recommendation section of one Corey Levitan…You are frigging awesome. Crack me up! “Due his borderline spastic inability to focus and subpar hygiene habits, I can’t really recommend Corey.. I am merely vouching for the fact that he has a pulse and does indeed inhabit his spare bedroom for up to 20 minutes per day. In between internet porn browsing sessions, he does manage to accomplish occasional minor assignments.”

Doug Jensen

I love the pic,s of ruins, ghost towns hot springs in Arizona and Nevada, we live in SLC Utah but I have a gettaway place in Beaver Dam Arizona just a quarter mile from Little Jamaca. Keep the pic’s coming and we will try to hit all the locations we can. My wife loves nothing more than visiting old grave yards in ghost towns.

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