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Twenty Mule Team Canyon

Twenty Mule Team Rd. off Rte. 190, 4 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons
Description: A tortuous 2.8 mile road riddled with tunnels - a legacy from years of Borax prospecting.
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a track worth doing. At the time we were driving a Ford Mustang and it probably is not the best car for these kind of dirt roads but it did not stopped us completing the track. Amazing what these miners had to do in these extreme weather conditions!

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Massapequa, New York, Usa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a very nice dirt road for just about any car. I go here for the sunrise to see the light on the Bad Lands like terrain.This a short one way loop. Drive in a way pull over and hike a little bit this is a very nice place.

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Death Valley National Park, California
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

It is right off the 190 as it pulls out of death valley, it also travels parallel to the highway so it is a nice little off shoot that lets you see some more scenery that you would not normally see. it is a dirt road but don't let that frighten you. it is the easiest dirt road I have... More

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stratford upon avon
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51 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Although a dirt track road it was well worth driving to give you a sense of what it must have been like with the early pioneers, they must have been extremely hardy. There are a few places you can stop for a hike but as the temperature was peaking at 118f we were advised against it.

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We did all the other attractions in the area and were a little disappointed in this one. The rock formations were nothing special

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

A dirt road with some great scenery. Go ahead and pull over in an area where you can get off the road and go exploring. It's interesting to see the makeup of the rock formations and what things look like from their vantage point. A great side trip off the road that puts you up close and personal. Love the... More

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I spent five days hiking and touring Death Valley. The drive through Twenty Mule Team Canyon is not as inspiring as some of the other areas of Death Valley. If you only have one day, travel to Zabriskie Point and Dante's View first and possibly visit the Harmony Borax Works, Salt Creek Trail and Badwater Basin which I feel are... More

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Oak Ridge
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This was great! We did this on the way in and it was totally worth it. This is a dirt road, so if you don't like them, this isn't the attraction for you.

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sparks nv
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This was a neat drive, one lane, twisty just very fun. Lots of neat formations. Very close to the main road. It's sure worth a little side trip. No hiking required. No trailers!

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Take time to drive this short road & enjoy the sights. Road is curvy but beautiful & 1 of the sights to enjoy at Death Valley.

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