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 […]

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 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: […]

Keane Wonder Access Road – Death Valley National Park

The gravel road used to access the Keane Wonder Trailhead. Total Distance: 2.8 miles point to point (dead end) Elevation Gain: 665ft. up, 230ft. down (676ft. to 1,325ft.) Road Difficulty: 1.2 Bicycle Difficulty: More Difficult View Rating: Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: Yes Horses: No Best Seasons: October-May Special Permits: None. Gate closes […]

Racetrack Road – Death Valley National Park

A rough, unpaved, high-clearance-only road that leads to the famous lakebed with mysteriously moving rocks. Do not walk on the playa (mud) if it is wet. Total Distance: 29.5 miles point to point Elevation Gain: 2,693ft. up, 1,419ft. down (2,476ft. to 4,956ft.) Road Difficulty: 1.9 Bicycle Difficulty: More Difficult View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor 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 […]

Chloride City Road – Death Valley National Park

Rough dirt road to the site of Chloride City, one of the earliest mining areas in Death Valley. Total Distance: 7.5 miles point to point (dead end) Elevation Gain: 2,357ft. up, 498ft. down (3,412ft. to 5,275ft.) Road Difficulty: 2.5 (1.7 for the first 2.2 miles to the Monarch Canyon Spur Road) Bicycle Difficulty: Very Difficult […]

20 Mule Team Scenic Drive – Death Valley National Park

F ollow the footsteps of the famous 20 Mule Team on this beautiful, unpaved, 2WD-friendly scenic drive through badlands and past old borax mines and Star Wars film sites. Total Distance: 2.75 miles point to point Elevation Gain: 480ft. gain, 185ft. loss (860ft. to 1,230ft.) Road Difficulty: 1.3 Bicycle Difficulty: More Difficult View Rating: Rating: […]