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: 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: […]

Echo Canyon Road – Death Valley National Park

Gravel/dirt road that gives access to Eye of the Needle Arch and the Inyo Mine. Total Distance: 10.9 miles point to point Elevation Gain: 3,729ft. up, 27.5ft. down (410ft. to 4,120ft.) Road Difficulty: 1.4 for the first 3 miles; 2.0 beyond Bicycle Difficulty: Very Difficult View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: […]

Ubehebe Lead Mine – Death Valley National Park

Visit an old lead, copper, gold, and silver mine. Note that the area is hazardous with both toxic chemicals and unstable mine shafts. Total Distance: 0.75 miles point-to-point (dead end) Elevation Gain: 36ft. up, 166ft. down (4,010ft. to 3,860ft.) Road Difficulty: 2.0 Bicycle Difficulty: More Difficult View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: […]

Chloride Cliffs Road – Death Valley National Park

Dirt road from US-95 to the Chloride City Road. Total Distance: 11.5 miles point-to-point Elevation Gain: 1,554ft. up, 119ft. down (2,913ft. to 4,405ft.) Road Difficulty: 2.0 Bicycle Difficulty: More Difficult View Rating: Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: Leashed Horses: Yes Best Seasons: October-May Special Permits: None Water Availability: None Overnight Options: Dispersed camping […]