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Twenty Mule Team Canyon

Address: Death Valley, 4 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A tortuous 2.8 mile road riddled with tunnels - a legacy from years of Borax prospecting.
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Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A tortuous 2.8 mile road riddled with tunnels - a legacy from years of Borax prospecting.
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Omaha, Nebraska
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Twenty Mule Team Canyon is a one way drive on a narrow, unpaved road that is graded but still a thrilling drive. We have a SUV but it could be done in a car. It's an amazing close-up trip through all the beauty of Death Valley.

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Portland, Oregon
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204 reviews 204 reviews
87 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is an easy side trip off of Highway 190 just a few miles from Furnace Creek. The road is dirt but fairly smooth. It's a one way drive but does have a few tight corners but shouldn't be a problem if you have any experience driving dirt or gravel roads. The hills along the Canyon drive are different than... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Zabrisike point closed for the season and this one ride was our last to visit in death valley..its easy to go by a sedan car thru the oneway road

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Springfield
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138 reviews 138 reviews
53 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

As seniors, we remember the commercials for 20 mule team borax so it was a treat to visit this part of Death Valley. It is interesting to read the information on how it was mined.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

But I rented a jeep and bounced along, stopping at a few places to wander. Great scenery is only seen by those who get out and walk.

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We came upon this path and thought what the heck, let's give it a whirl. Yes there are parts where the road is a little scary, but you're in Death Valley the whole place is an adventure. You gotta examine all the nooks and crannies. Pull the car over to the side and climb a mountain.

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Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is a short drive on a gravel road. Take it slow and stop frequently for pix. It's definitely a worth the effort no matter how rushed you are!

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La Mesa, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

There is no warning on the 25 feet max vehicle and there should be. We were driving a 24 foot truck and were very worried. There is no place to turn around - beware. This was not a spectacular drive and I would not do it again unless I was in a smaller vehicle and planned to do some hiking/exploring.

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Ferndale, California, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is a great little drive. Enjoyed parking and running up some of the hills to get pictures. Such a diverse amount of color and texture.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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27 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We walked the hills in this area. Is a very easy and pleasant walk especially in January with the temperature is cooler. We only took a day trip to the park. The next time you plan to spend more time there is so much to see.

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