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: […]

Brown Peak (East Approach) – Death Valley National Park

Scramble up an unassuming but very pretty peak to fantastic views of the surrounding area. Total Distance: 10.4 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 3,139ft. (1,833ft. to 4,949ft.) Difficulty: Extremely Strenuous 10+ Mile Difficulty: Very Strenuous View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: Yes Best Seasons: November-April Special Permits: None […]

Mount Perry – Death Valley National Park

Enjoy wide views from Dante’s Ridge on your way up Mt. Perry, with 360 degree views to surrounding mountains, valleys, salt flats, and much more. Total Distance: 9.0 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 3,033ft. (4,930ft. to 5,738ft.) Difficulty: Very Strenuous 5-10 Mile Difficulty: Extremely Strenuous View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: […]

Dantes View Trail – Death Valley National Park

Hike along the ridgeline to great views down on Badwater Flats and across Death Valley to the Panamint Mountains. Total Distance: 1.0 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 512ft. (5,473ft. to 5,166ft.) Difficulty: Easy 0-5 Mile Difficulty: Moderate View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: No Best Seasons: October-May Special […]

Coffin Peak – Death Valley National Park

Take a short but trailless hike to a viewpoint not far from Dantes View. Total Distance: 4.6 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 939ft. (5,117ft. to 5,507ft.) Difficulty: Moderate 0-5 Mile Difficulty: Strenuous View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: Yes Best Seasons: October-May Special Permits: None Water Availability: None […]

Dantes View Road – Death Valley National Park

Drive up a paved road to a spectacular viewpoint over Death Valley. Total Distance: 13.2 miles point to point (dead end) Elevation Gain: 3,528ft. up, 48ft. down (1,989ft. to 5,480ft.) Road Difficulty: 0.7 Bicycle Difficulty: Easy View Rating: Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: Yes Horses: No Best Seasons: October-May Special Permits: None Water […]

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: […]