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Whoa! Think I read the map wrong.

Visited the racetrack in November 2016, and our park map showed 4x4 trail from teapot junction. We... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
El Segundo, California
Better be experienced

Can't believe people actually think this is a good short cut to the Race Track. It's an extremely... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2015
Ridgecrest, California
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26 Mar 2018
“Do yourself a favor and go back the way you came...past teakettle junction”
19 Jan 2018
“WORST ROAD you'll ever take ”
Desolate, adventurous seven mile low range climb located in Death Valley National Park. Runs from Saline Valley to Racetrack Plaza.
Death Valley National Park, CA
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

My friend and I somehow got ourselves into a little convoy with folks much better prepared than we were. We were in a 4x4 rental escape, only upside was that I didn’t mess up my own car. This road is insanely dangerous. We were building...More

3  Thank adventurejunky336
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

I took this road and it was the scariest time of my life. I was honestly fearing for my life. I basically accepted death. DO NOT take this road no matter what and rather take the road you came from back to saline valley. The...More

1  Thank Cooldude G
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I've dreamed about getting a photo on a road like this! Utterly straight and miles and miles long ! A photographers dream. Do it and get a great shot !

1  Thank sebastien f
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Visited the racetrack in November 2016, and our park map showed 4x4 trail from teapot junction. We drove without any concerns, and decided to leave by going south, and save a hundred miles. Saw the sign warning of "high clearance 4x4 vehicles only" but my...More

3  Thank dukehingley
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The road starts after the Racetrack (where you can find the moving rocks) and is well indicated. The first part is easy, if you drive a Wrangler. Unfortunately, I was driving a Pathfinder and I had some problems in passing a couple of difficult points....More

Thank DanDGiusto
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This road is very hard to negotiate except by 4 x 4. Bring pick axe, shovel, some boards for ramps, lots of water, spare tires, and survival gear. This road leads from Race Track Playa to the other side of Death Valley near 395. A...More

Thank N4595KRricharde
Reviewed 12 February 2016

We went down this road on Feb, 2015 On full size 4x4 trucks, need high clearance and yes, in some areas the road is eroded but we were able to make it by hugging the hill a little. One scary part is a flat slick...More

2  Thank 321ErnestoH
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Can't believe people actually think this is a good short cut to the Race Track. It's an extremely difficult jeep trail only for an experienced driver in a high clearance vehicle. Trail can change and become impassable after a good rain, enter at ones own...More

2  Thank Pjveetwin
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

My husband planned a trip to see the sailing rocks and did some research prior to our trip..not one mention of this road.....gps is not the best out there in this area. We followed a map and ended up...going up lippincott road...going up there was...More

2  Thank CrystalF633
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

To call this a "road" is, well, far wide of the mark! You have to haves 4*4 to make this one. You will not make it in a car, I tried! Even a rent won't make it!

1  Thank Andy-WSM
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