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Twenty Mule Team Canyon

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Address: Death Valley, 4 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley Junction, CA

A tortuous 2.8 mile road riddled with tunnels - a legacy from years of...

A tortuous 2.8 mile road riddled with tunnels - a legacy from years of Borax prospecting.

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Small-Group Death Valley National Park Day Trip from Las Vegas
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Great little detour!

This one way dirt road comes off Rt. 190 just before Zabriskie point (going towards Furnace creek). We had the entire road to ourself. Although we had an SUV, I think this road... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Farmington, Connecticut
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Farmington, Connecticut
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This one way dirt road comes off Rt. 190 just before Zabriskie point (going towards Furnace creek). We had the entire road to ourself. Although we had an SUV, I think this road should be navigable with a regular car if it is dry (360 out of 365 days of the year). Nice colorful hills on both sides make for... More 

Thank PeripateticAV
San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Quick drive with nice views. Good photo ops. We drove around the winding road and stopped frequently for pictures. It's a short one-way drive, no hiking.

Thank NZ17TM18
Fortuna, California, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Took this loop in my 2016 Elantra wasn't so sure about that choice a couple of times. No damage but sure would have felt better in a higher clearance vehicle. With that said awesome views and fun ride. Gave my new driver an experience.

Thank Rhonda L
Jackson Hole, WY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

On ANY road in Death Valley where trailers are not recommended--THE PARK IS RIGHT, PAY ATTENTION. We took this road not having a clue what we were getting into. It is not paved which is not a problem if it isn't wet. DO NOT drive if your car has low clearance. It is a TIGHT ONE LANE road. There were... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

You feel like you are in outer space! It is a great drive!!! If you get time, get out and take some photos!

Thank Dale987
Groveland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This little side road was awesome! It is smoother than any of the many dirt roads I drove to access various trail heads for hikes. It is short, you can traverse it in less than 30 minutes including time for stops and photos. It is really interesting, unique, special. Just off of Highway 190 a little east of Zabriskie Point,... More 

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351 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We met a local golfer named Scotty that drove us up through Twenty Mule Team Canyon for n his Humvee. It is like another world and beautiful. Well worth the visit.

Thank Bigredmachine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This 3 mile loop is definitely worth it - It is so desolate - not a plant in site and the topography is beautiful shades of white, beige, brown and red. We truly felt like this is what the planet Mars is like. My daughter felt like she was on the set of a Star Wars Movie. We loved it!

Thank Dodge1616
Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

If you are short on things to do, take this drive through the canyon. It is mildly interesting, but no where near a drive through any part of Arches Natl Prk or MOnument Valley.

Thank cbellehu
Chicago, Illinois
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83 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is a short drive, but the topography and colors change drastically from the road, so it is really worth a little detour. Suddenly the hills turn golden/tan and look like sculpted sandstone,but i think are not. The shapes , all rounded, are intriguing, we stopped many times. It is one way and although gravel, is pretty easy drive.

Thank tak309

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