4×4 Road: Hanaupah Canyon Road – Death Valley National Park

High clearance-required 4×4 road to a desert oasis/spring. The first 5 miles are accessible to high clearance, 2WD vehicles. Telescope Peak rises above the top of the canyon, creating the largest vertical drop in the park. Total Distance: 8.2 miles point-to-point (dead end) Elevation Gain: 3,533ft. (-241ft. to 3,212ft.) Road Difficulty: 2.0+ for the first […]

Abandoned Trail Canyon Mine Road – Death Valley National Park

Old mining road beyond the end of the Trail Canyon Road up to an old mine. Total Distance: 5.8 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 2,678ft. (4,254ft. to 6,527ft.) Difficulty: Strenuous 5-10 Mile Difficulty: Strenuous View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: Yes Best Seasons: March-June, September-December Special Permits: None […]

4×4 Road: Trail Canyon Road – Death Valley National Park

High clearance-required 4×4 road to a spring and old mining area. The first 4 miles are accessible to high clearance, 2WD vehicles. Total Distance: 10.7 miles point-to-point (dead end) Elevation Gain: 4,529ft. (-255ft. to 4,254ft.) Road Difficulty: 2.0+ (4×4 required after mile 4) Bicycle Difficulty: Very Difficult View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty […]

Natural Bridge – Death Valley National Park

Walk up a wide desert canyon to a natural bridge spanning the canyon. You can continue up the canyon to a dryfall. Total Distance: 1.5 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 480ft. (374ft. to 854ft.) Difficulty: Easy 0-5 Mile Difficulty: Moderate View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: No Best […]

Artists Palette – Death Valley National Park

Hike up a canyon to see the beautiful Artists Palette – colorful badlands at the base of the Black Mountains. Total Distance: Approx. 0.4 mile lollipop loop Elevation Gain: 147ft. (603ft. to 713ft.) Difficulty: Easy 0-5 Mile Difficulty: Moderate View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: No Best Seasons: November-April […]

Corkscrew Canyon – Death Valley National Park

Hike up a wash to badlands and the wash below the top of 20 Mule Team Canyon. Total Distance: 3.8 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 469ft. (1,199ft. to 1,644ft.) Difficulty: Moderate 0-5 Mile Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: Yes Best Seasons: November-April Special Permits: […]

Undertaker Canyon – Death Valley National Park

Scramble up a remote slot canyon in the Funeral Mountains off of Hole in the Wall Road to Widowmaker Dryfall. Serious scrambling is required – you may want ropes for this one. Total Distance: 5.0 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 1,917ft. (1,891ft. to 3,597ft.) Difficulty: Strenuous 0-5 Mile Difficulty: Very Strenuous View Rating: Author’s […]

Slit Canyon – Death Valley National Park

Hike to and up a remote slot canyon in the Funeral Mountains off of Hole in the Wall Road. Some scrambling is required. Total Distance: 9.4 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 3,029ft. (1,891ft. to 4,187ft.) Difficulty: Very Strenuous 5-10 Mile Difficulty: Extremely Strenuous View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No […]

Hole in the Wall Road – Death Valley National Park

Gravel/dirt road that gives access to Hole in the Wall and an old (mostly undeveloped) mining area. Total Distance: 6.0 miles point-to-point (dead end) Elevation Gain: 1,573ft. up, 5ft. down (992ft. to 2,562ft.) Road Difficulty: 1.2 for the first 3 miles; 2.0 beyond Bicycle Difficulty: More Difficult View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty […]