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 […]

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: […]

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: […]

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 […]

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: […]

Titus Canyon Road – Death Valley National Park

Follow a gravel road to views, an old mining community, petroglyphs, and a slot canyon. Total Distance: 26.3 miles point to point (one-way road) Elevation Gain: 3,060ft. up, 6,302ft. down (5,261ft. to 175ft.) Road Difficulty: 1.5 Bicycle Difficulty: More Difficult View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: Leashed Horses: Yes Best Seasons: […]