(17.5 miles to old monument boundary)
From Teakettle Junction the road becomes rougher and high clearance is required. At the junction 3.2 miles in, the left fork (NE) continues 10 miles to White Top Mountain. The right fork leads one mile up to the Lost Burro Mine. The main road continues through Hidden Valley passing several abandoned mining areas on the way to Hunter Mountain. From here it is another 23 miles to Hwy. 190. (4x4 required to drive over Hunter Mountain). Note that during winter months, the route over Hunter Mountain is frequently impassable due to snow and ice.