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Address: Death Valley National Park, CA
Description: At 4,328 feet, this pass is offers a prime view of the valley to the east.

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Great Ride on 1/9/15

Went up out of Balarat side. The falls just inside Gohler Wash is a small challenge, but it was easy in my Suzuki Samurai without lockers. We got a little lost just after the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
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Temecula, California
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Temecula, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Went up out of Balarat side. The falls just inside Gohler Wash is a small challenge, but it was easy in my Suzuki Samurai without lockers. We got a little lost just after the DVNP boundary, the road had several forks that went nowhere. Once back on track we were challenged by 2 moderate difficult short rock garden sections. After... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Took two trips through Mengel Pass this year.. It's that much fun. Rent a jeep from Farrabee's and enter from the Ballarat side. Make sure you stop and talk to the colorful character there... The trip takes around 8-9 hours so bring lunch...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Named for Carl Mengle, who's grave is up there - this is the pass from Goler Wash to Death Valley - but it is steep, very rocky on both sides, and requires serious 4x4, lockers best, don't go alone! bad, bad road (which is what makes it a fun challenge!)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2004

Mengel pass is interesting in the daytime. Try it at night sometime. We came up Goler Wash, entering it around midnight, and arrived at Mengel's stone pilar where his ashes are burried, at 4 a.m.. Coming back two days later during the day was quite an eyeopener. We just had to see what we had missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2003

Drove from Windgate road in Paniment to Westside road in Death Valley in May of 2003. The entrance to Goler from the west has one rock climb that requires a bit of forethought. From the Goler Narrows to Mengel Pass things are great as are the wildflowers and cactus. Coming down from Mengel you will come to 3 rough spots... More 

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