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“dirt road”(26 reviews)
“death valley”(53 reviews)
A tortuous 2.8 mile road riddled with tunnels - a legacy from years of Borax prospecting.
Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 760-786-3200
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Low priority place to visit but a nice drive if u have time. One way road passable with a regular car, slow drive to enjoy.

Thank OntarioCanuck1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids actually pointed this trail out to me. We drove down it and it was nice. Easy drive. 4x4 not required.

Thank lawnman11
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This is a 1 way drive through some amazingly unique land formations. (A favorite spot for photographers.) Many people often rent Jeeps to travel through here--it is not necessary, but with many of the roads in Death Valley, RV's are usually not able to make...More

Thank Kate F
Reviewed 2 June 2018

This was our first brave move off the main highway after entering Death Valley national Park. There is just a small sign before a small dirt and gravel road, and we decided to explore it. The road is very winding and has steep ups and...More

Thank kotw46
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Need something to do that doesn't require energy or overheating in Death Valley. Do this drive. It is not too long on a dirt road. Most cars can do it. The colors on the rocks are beautiful and you can see where they mined the...More

Thank SlowPoke59
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We saw a funny sign showing potential calamities on our way out of Death Valley, and decided to stop and take a picture. Little did we know this was the beginning of 20 Mule Team Canyon. It is a one way car only track. There...More

Thank Swegert
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Provides a nice view inside a canyon especially if you don't want to do a hike. Doesn't take too long to go through. WARNING: I would not attmept this in anything too big or long. E.G., I saw some campers starting the drive. Not sure...More

Thank L B
Reviewed 8 May 2018

This is a flat drive through low hills, and it's pretty twisty turny and narrow in places so I'm glad I wasn't driving an RV. The view of the hills up close was interesting but not a whole lot different from what we saw from...More

Thank hilaryg1
Reviewed 11 April 2018

You drive through a series of smaller canyons up and down hills and fun curves. Not much of a view but you get to see the canyons from up close. No crowds!

1  Thank Gracie P
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Short but very sweet detour off the main road. Isolated, but spectacular scenery. Unlike anything I’ve ever done. Highly recommended!

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14 April 2018|
Response from bettynugs | Reviewed this property |
I’d say anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour if you make stops. We drove really slowly but never really stopped for an extended time and it probably took 30 minutes. Take lots and lots of water and make sure your vehicle... More