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 […]

Brown Peak (West Approach) – Death Valley National Park

Scramble up an unassuming but very pretty peak to fantastic views of the surrounding area. Total Distance: 6.2 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 2,491ft. (2,976ft. to 4,949ft.) Difficulty: Strenuous 5-10 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 Water […]

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 […]

Racetrack Playa – Death Valley National Park

Hike across the playa to a the famous moving rocks. Do NOT walk on the playa if it is wet. Total Distance: Varies; this guide is 1.6 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 39ft. (3,705ft. to 3,711ft.) Difficulty: Easy 0-5 Mile Difficulty: Easy View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: […]

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: […]

Ubehebe Crater Floor Trail – Death Valley National Park

Hike to the bottom of the Ubehebe Crater. The trail is very difficult due to the loose cinders. Total Distance: 0.8 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 480ft. (2,590ft. to 2,123ft.) 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 Permits: […]

Ubehebe Crater Rim Trail – Death Valley National Park

Walk around the rim of a not-so-ancient cinder cone with great views. Total Distance: 1.75 mile loop (2.4 miles with Little Hebe Crater Spur Elevation Gain: 494ft. (2,514ft. to 2,873ft.) 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 Permits: None […]