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 […]

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 […]

Dirt Road: West Side Road – Death Valley National Park

High clearance-required dirt/gravel road that travels along the west side of Badwater Flats and gives access to 4×4 roads up desert canyons, historic sites, beautiful views, and more. Total Distance: 35.9 miles point-to-point Elevation Gain: 751ft. gain, 736ft. loss N to S Road Difficulty: 1.5 (high clearance required) Bicycle Difficulty: More Difficult View Rating: Author’s […]

4×4 Road: Deadman Pass Road – Death Valley National Park

Drive across Deadman Pass in the Greenwater Mountains between Greenwater Valley Road and CA-127. Total Distance: 13.4 miles point to point Elevation Gain: 341ft. up, 1,278ft. down (3,264ft. to 2,065ft.) Road Difficulty: 2.0 (4×4 required) Bicycle Difficulty: More Difficult View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: Leashed Horses: Yes Best Seasons: October-May […]

Gold Valley Road – Death Valley National Park

Follow a 4×4 track off of the Greenwater Valley Road through the Black Mountains to Willow Spring and Gold Valley. Total Distance: 13.0 miles point-to-point (dead end) Elevation Gain: 1,432ft. up, 1,877ft. down (4,479ft. to 2,637ft.) Road Difficulty: 2.0 (4×4 required) Bicycle Difficulty: More Difficult View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: […]

Greenwater Townsite Road (South) – Death Valley National Park

This is the southerly of the two roads leaving the Greenwater Valley Road to approach Greenwater Townsite. From Greenwater, it continues northwest to meet the Furnace Townsite Road. Total Distance: 5.6 miles point-to-point Elevation Gain: 1,077ft. up, 192ft. down (3,880ft. to 4,765ft.) Road Difficulty: 1.8 (high clearance required) Bicycle Difficulty: More Difficult View Rating: Author’s […]

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: […]

Greenwater Valley Road – Death Valley National Park

Follow a high-clearance-required dirt road between the Greenwater Range and the Black Mountains to access historic and beautiful sites. Total Distance: 28.3 miles point-to-point Elevation Gain: 897ft. up, 2,026ft. down (2,101ft. to 4,060ft.) Road Difficulty: 1.5 (high clearance recommended due to washboard) Bicycle Difficulty: More 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 […]