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 […]

Shorty’s Well – Death Valley National Park

Very short walk to a well discovered by “Shorty” Alexander Zachariah Borden, an early prospector to Death Valley. This is not the same “Shorty” (Frank Harris) who is buried a few miles south along the West Side Road. Total Distance: 0.01 miles out & back Elevation Gain: N/A Difficulty: Easy 0-5 Mile Difficulty: Easy View […]

Tule Spring to Badwater Flats – Death Valley National Park

Short walk on an old road to the western side of Badwater Flats. Total Distance: 1.0 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 33ft. (-270ft. to -281ft.) Difficulty: Easy 0-5 Mile Difficulty: Easy View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: No Best Seasons: October-May Special Permits: None Water Availability: None Overnight […]

4×4 Road: Trail Canyon Road – Death Valley National Park

High clearance-required 4×4 road to a spring and old mining area. The first 4 miles are accessible to high clearance, 2WD vehicles. Total Distance: 10.7 miles point-to-point (dead end) Elevation Gain: 4,529ft. (-255ft. to 4,254ft.) Road Difficulty: 2.0+ (4×4 required after mile 4) Bicycle Difficulty: Very Difficult View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty […]

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 […]

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: […]

Titanothere Canyon Shuttle Hike – Death Valley National Park

Hike down a remote desert canyon from Titus Canyon Road to Scotty’s Castle Road. Total Distance: 11.2 mile shuttle Elevation Gain: 23ft. up, 4,925ft. down (4,997ft. to 94ft.) Difficulty: Easy going downcanyon; Very Extremely Strenuous going upcanyon 10+ Mile Difficulty: Easy going downcanyon; Extremely Strenuous going upcanyon View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty […]

Titanothere Canyon to Lostman Spring – Death Valley National Park

Hike down a remote desert canyon to a spring. Total Distance: 8.5 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 2,069t. (4,997ft. to 3,046ft.) Difficulty: Strenuous 0-5 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 Availability: No potable water Overnight Options: […]

Willow Spring (Titus Canyon) – Death Valley National Park

Follow a wash to a remote spring in the eastern portion of Death Valley National Park. Total Distance: 3.4 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 608ft. (4,603ft. to 4,822ft.) 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 […]