Shorty’s Well – Death Valley National Park

Very short walk to a well discovered by “Shorty” Alexander Zachariah Borden, an early prospector to Death Valley. This is not the same “Shorty” (Frank Harris) who is buried a few miles south along the West Side Road. Total Distance: 0.01 miles out & back Elevation Gain: N/A Difficulty: Easy 0-5 Mile Difficulty: Easy View […]

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 […]

Ashford Mill – Death Valley National Park

Wander around an old gold mill and various other ruins. Total Distance: 0.2 mile loop Elevation Gain: 64ft. (-87ft. to -144ft.) Difficulty: Easy 0-5 Mile Difficulty: Easy View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: No Best Seasons: October-May Special Permits: None Water Availability: None Overnight Options: None Trailhead Amenities: Primitive […]

Furnace Townsite Road – Death Valley National Park

Take a high clearance dirt road off of the Greenwater Valley Road to the quiet site of a tent city. Total Distance: 4.0 miles point-to-point (dead end) Elevation Gain: 1,582ft. up, 4ft. down (3,480ft. to 5,057ft.) Road Difficulty: 1.8 (high clearance required) Bicycle Difficulty: Very Difficult View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: […]

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 […]

Lee’s Camp Road – Death Valley National Park

Rough gravel/dirt road through mining country in the Funeral Mountains and past Lee’s Camp to a point near the “town” of Amargosa Valley. Total Distance: 18.2 miles point-to-point Elevation Gain: 1,658ft. up, 2,849ft. down (2,381ft. to 4,857ft.) Road Difficulty: 2.5+; 2.0 for southern 3 miles; 1.6 for northern 7.6 miles Bicycle Difficulty: Very Difficult View […]

Echo Canyon Overlook – Death Valley National Park

Take Echo Canyon – the longest canyon in the Funeral Mountains – to an overlook of the Amargosa Desert. Total Distance: 6.8 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 698ft. (4,123ft. to 4,731ft.) Difficulty: Moderate 5+ Mile Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: Yes Best Seasons: November-April […]

Schwab Townsite – Death Valley National Park

Follow an old road to the site of a mining town and a view. Total Distance: 4.8 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 705ft. (3,146ft. to 3,811ft.) Difficulty: Moderate 0-5 Mile Difficulty: Strenuous View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: Yes Best Seasons: November-April Special Permits: None Water Availability: None […]

Lippincott Mine (Lead King Mine) – Death Valley National Park

Visit an old mine along with views of Saline Valley. Total Distance: 2.1 mile loop with spurs Elevation Gain: 564ft. (3,732ft. to 4,014ft.) 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: None Water Availability: None Overnight Options: The […]